About IFSI

Our mission is to expedite the successful integration of recent immigrants into the social and economic fabric of the United States with justice and dignity.

IFSI focuses on children first.  Educating children yields enormous benefits not only for the children but for society as youth engage and become productive members of the workforce.

Immigrant Family Services Institute provides targeted academic support and enrichment services, using an holistic approach that addresses the unique challenges of immigrant children as a way to maximize their full potential in school and beyond.

In addition, IFSI advocates for immigrant rights, most recently addressing current TPS recipients by helping with  alternative paths to citizenship and providing accurate and timely information about and responses to new developments.

“It Takes a Village to Raise a child”

- African Proverb

The Village Model

We work with new immigrants who have been in the country for less than ten years.  We adopt a village model  by integrating children, parents,  grandparents, and other stakeholders in our programs.  We provide services that promotes education, encourages civic engagement, and strengths communities.

All of our programs and services are culturally appropriate, future-oriented, and make use of strategic partnerships, and computer applications when appropriate to connect immigrants with beneficial services and organizations.

Immigrant Family Services Institute aims to be a leading institute of leadership thought and action, providing an excellent framework from a futuristic and global perspective to equip providers and stakeholders to meet the emerging needs of immigrants in the United States and throughout the world.

How we do it

IFSI establishes strategic alliances with various sectors interested in meeting the health, education, social and economic needs of  immigrants.

We work with colleges and universities, hospitals, churches, various immigrant groups, policy makers and key stakeholders including youth, parents and community leaders.

Through the “village” model, IFSI plans to bring the best of each sector to strengthen the immigrant community.