The New American Dream Center
A community resource center serving all immigrants
A partnership between The New American Dream Foundation and the
Connecticut Institute For Communities, Inc.
Most Americans are immigrants or descended from immigrants who sought opportunity and freedom on our shores. They and their children worked hard, assimilated, and contributed to our nation's prosperity. Immigrants of past generations have paved the way for immigrants of today. Although their paths to reach our country may differ, they share a common goal – Love for this country.
Our foundation created The New American Dream Center to support that common goal.
The New American Dream Center is an in-person resource center to guide and support new immigrants who dream of becoming American citizens. From the moment they arrive in our community to the moment they become eligible for citizenship.
The center runs two programs, Newcomers and New Americans.
In the newcomer's program, the center connects immigrants with existing resources in our community through partnerships with local organizations, streamlining their access to these resources by helping them gather all the appropriate paperwork and documents they need to access health care, education, and other services.
In the New Americans program, the center helps immigrants determine their eligibility for citizenship. We will support those eligible by removing the financial barriers to the application process with grants for low-income families to cover the application fees.
The center's goal is to create equitable access to the resources available in our community to all immigrants and assist those eligible to achieve the ultimate American dream – Citizenship.