PATHWAYS TO OPPORTUNITY:
PROMISING & INNOVATIVE PRACTICES FOR INTEGRATING IMMIGRANT CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND THEIR FAMILIES
© Carola Suárez-Orozco, Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, & Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj
In this report we provide an overview of a wide array of promising and innovative strategies for the integration of immigrant children, youth, and their families to a new society. We group best-practices into five broad categories: Orientation to the New Society; Educational Efforts Oriented towards Parents; School-based Practices Oriented towards Children & Youth; After-school Activities for Children & Youth; and Efforts towards Improving the Perceptions of Immigrants in a new Society. We describe ways these promising practices can serve to facilitate integration and highlight examples of promising work being done in each of these areas across the globe. We highlight four sites that are particularly notable for serving immigrants.