Host sites are instrumental partners in the New Americans Fellowship (NAF). Participating County Departments guide fellows as they navigate immigrant integration at the intersection of local government.
Host sites provide mentorship and subject matter knowledge to fellows as they conduct research and analyze policies that impact immigrant communities. By hosting a fellow, participating departments gain unique, innovative perspectives specific to the DACA
and the undocumented community.
Through the Office of Immigrant Relations and their host sites, fellows may focus on any of the following elements:
- LGBTQ and women's rights and resources
- Immigrants and public safety
- Protecting immigrant communities from immigration fraud
- Civic engagement, community education, and outreach
- Supporting access to services for limited and non English speaking individuals
- Financial literacy and navigating access to services
Roles and Responsibilities of Host Sites
- Work with and/or serve immigrant populations
- Identify the NAF supervisor(s) that will take the lead in mentoring, evaluating, and creating a detailed work plan for the fellow
- For a sample of a work plan, click here. Note that only County departments on the SCC SharePoint Cloud has access
- Provide a workspace and access to email, computer, phone, and badge
- Provide direct support to the fellow's New Americans Research Project, which will be presented at the County of Dreamers (scheduled at the end of the NAF)
- For samples of New Americans Research Projects, click here
Interested in applying to become a host site? Here's what to expect for the 2020 New Americans Fellowship.
1. 2020 Start Date, End Date, and Event Timeline
- The exact starting date will be determined in March 2020 after the 2020 cohort is selected to ensure that the timeline works well for the cohort group based on school calendars. We anticipate starting the NAF on the 2nd or 3rd week of June 2020 and will run for 10 consecutive weeks
2. New Americans Research Project
- Fellows are tasked with a New Americans Research Project and a final presentation requirement that provides policy recommendations to improve the lives of immigrants. Fellows will present at the County of Dreamers event, scheduled at the end of the NAF. Exact date TBD. Host sites may suggest research topics to their fellow.
3. Host Site Support
- OIR will provide host site support and promote the success of the NAF through an OIR liaison. We encourage host sites to contact us if any issues come up during the placement
Host Sites that Participated in the Past