Challenge

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Improving the Immigration Database

Ordinarily, green card holders are eligible for citizenship after 5 years (or 3 years if married to a U.S. citizen). The existing application process is manual, woefully disconnected, and often relies on ad-hoc tools and practices that span the gamut from siloed spreadsheets to sticky notes.
300K
People Impacted
$ 56B
Potential Funding
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the problem
Nature and Context

The SF Bay Area collaborative of three organizations includes KCCEB, International Rescue Committee and East Bay Sanctuary serving approximately 1,000 to 2,000 individuals per year. Through a survey of the New Americans Campaign, they learned that there was no existing technology solution to track individuals after they came in contact with the NAC partner agency in order to provide longitudinal support, track progress and ensure completion of outcomes including US citizenship.

These organizations provide other services beyond helping with green card applications including community leadership, advocacy, and direct services in the areas of immigration/citizenship, social services, domestic violence and sexual assault, youth leadership development, and faith-based community building.

Symptoms and Causes

The New Americans Campaign comprises 26 metro areas throughout the US with approximately 300 organizations. Each metro area is a collaborative of nonprofit and government partners.

the impact
Success Metrics

The vision is that each one would have around 2-3 administrators of an easy-to-use communication portal to collectively serve over 300,000 individuals per year.

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Korean Community Center of the East Bay - https://www.kcceb.org/

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