An initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

Immigration Needs Assessment

Here for you. Alex Baum Director of Initiatives alex@dbqfoundation.org 563-588-2700

Local systems can be difficult to navigate — especially for newcomers.

Our Immigration Needs Assessment is helping increase access to systems and resources for immigrants in the Dubuque region by identifying available services and opportunities for new ones.

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#AllOfUsDubuque

Dubuque is made up of residents of many racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Read stories about their experiences, and how all banded together to get through the pandemic.

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Sr. LaDonna Manternach, BVM President, Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Congregation

Immigration by the numbers

People from all over the world call Dubuque home, yet many face challenges after they arrive.

11%

English learners in Dubuque public schools who are proficient in English Language Arts

12.5%

English learners in Dubuque public schools who are proficient in math

3x greater

The poverty rate of foreign-born Dubuque County residents compared to the general population

Opportunities

What role can you play?

There are many ways you can learn more about and support the Dubuque region's immigrant communities.

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Dubuque Marshallese Health Fund

Local pulmonologist Dr. Mark Janes started this fund with the Community Foundation to support the Marshallese community, which has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic due to the prevalence of chronic health conditions and barriers to medical services.

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Pastor Stan Samson Dubuque Paradise Church

Did you know?

There are over 3,200 foreign born residents living in Dubuque County — and that number is growing. Our Pacific Islander population, for instance, has increased by over 780% since 2010.