integrationXchange is a German-American exchange program for 15 U.S.-based immigration practitioners from the New York City metropolitan area and 15 Germany-based practitioners primarily from Hamburg, funded by the U.S. Department of State and the Koerber Foundation, Hamburg. Participants in this exchange will examine a wide range of topics relating to immigration in New York and Hamburg through one-week workshops in both cities. Workshops on both sides of the Atlantic will include combined group sessions, site visits to local organizations, and visits to participants' organizations. Excursions to other cities are planned in order to examine practices related to immigration and integration in other communities in the U.S. and Germany.
The 2008 integrationXchange Program timeline is as follows:
- One week workshop in New York City, May 3-10, 2008
- Moderated online-exchange: June through October 2008
- One week workshop in Hamburg, November 16-23, 2008
integrationXchange is designed for professionals who work in organizations that serve immigrant communities. We invite applications from a diverse mixture of community leaders, educators, journalists, members of community-based organizations, coaches, and others who want to examine immigration and integration in New York and Hamburg and gain insight into their own work through a Transatlantic exchange. For further information and to download an application, please visit:
The application deadline is November 16, 2007.