Objectives and Outputs


  • Study how Latino immigrants integrate into new settlement communities.
  • Foster integration and recognize the contributions of new residents.
  • Identify factors that facilitate or impede socioeconomic integration.

Guiding Questions

  • What are the strategies Latino immigrants use to integrate into communities and lead sustainable, high quality lives?
  • What factors facilitate or impede their economic integration?


  • Recommendations to help inform organizations and policy makers on the means that facilitate successful paths of integration.
  • Policy briefs will be written to guide local and state level institutions.
  • A handbook will be prepared on how to develop community integration indicators and how to use them for community development.
  • The investigators will write a book of community case studies and present findings at forums and Cambio de Colores.
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Last modified: June 23 2016.