Immigration between Generations

A Peacemaking Project by Whydah K.

What is the injustice we are solving?

The conversations revolving immigration often puts immigrant youth under the spotlight. Do we, however, invest enough attention to the immigrants of older generations that on a daily basis have to face a new society and adapt to a new environment? Youth adapt more easily to a new environment and have the ability to learn new languages quicker. The access to schools, after-school clubs and other activities offers a connection to other peers. Adult immigrants need the same connection to society and their new environment as youth immigrants do. However, they are given fewer opportunities and it is more difficult to connect with people in their communities.

Comments:

Adrian B.
5 April 2018 15:08
Hi Whydah,

We wanted to let you know that we are extending the deadline for active projects to apply for a Mini-Grant during this Peace First Challenge to April 15th. You can apply for a mini-grant anytime, but meeting the Challenge deadlines will make you eligible for additional opportunities.

If you do not require a mini-grant to complete your project, you can remain eligible by completing your project and Reflection before the May 31st deadline! If you submit your project plan by April 15th, we'll be sure to provide you with feedback by April 21st to support you with carrying out the plan.

If you are still in early stages of planning, you are also welcome to apply for a mini-grant at a later date -- although you may not be eligible for some of our larger opportunities, the opportunity for funding and support is always there.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and if we can help in any way!

Best,
Adrian
 
Adrian B.
29 March 2018 20:30
Hi Whydah,

Just checking in about your project and the next steps. I wanted to make sure you are aware of the upcoming Mini-Grant Deadline - there is still time to remain eligible to attend a Peace First Challenge Accelerator if you complete your Compassionate Insight, Project Plan, and Mini-Grant application by March 31st.

We're excited about your work, and would love to be able to support it with a mini-grant of up to $250.

These tools can help you craft your insight, plan, and budget for your mini-grant:
https://www.peacefirst.org/understand-through-compassion
https://www.peacefirst.org/plan-your-project

Through your dashboard you can submit your "compassionate insight," record your plan in "Make a plan" and then "Apply for a mini-grant" for the materials you need.

Let me know how I can help!

Best,
Adrian
 
Adrian B.
23 February 2018 13:42
Hi Whydah! Thanks so much for posting this project. I love how you're thinking about how to support immigrant adults as well as youth. I encourage you to check out the tools and resources we have available (you can see them on the journey in your dashboard or at this link: https://www.peacefirst.org/peacemaking-tools) as you keep working on this project. Also, here are some projects focused on immigration on our site--it could be helpful to connect with them and share ideas:

https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/fear-and-insecurity-immigrants-are-currently-facing
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/harmful-portrayals-immigrants
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/i-care-about-how-immigrants-are-treated-unfairly-country
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/immigration-very-important-me-because-it-can-devastate-family
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/help-new-immigrants-our-school-community-feel-safe-supported
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/welcoming-new-immigrants-school-community-wyandanch
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/immigrants-and-refugees-who-are-stereotyped-incapable-criminals
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/students-salaam-ell-based-education-supplementation-program-immigrant-and-refugee-youth
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/dreamfest-0

I also wanted to let you know about an opportunity coming up soon. While you can create a project at any time to be eligible for a $250 mini-grant, if you submit your compassionate insight by February 28th, you can participate in the Peace First Challenge with other young people from around the country, and can apply to attend a spring Peace First Accelerator Conference!

I hope all this is helpful! Let me know if you have any questions, and how we can support you!

Best,
Adrian