Immigration Community Assessment


Welcome to the Online Version of the Immigration Community Assessment

The Immigration Community Assessment was conducted by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque across a three-year period with the goal of elevating the voices of immigrant communities in order to determine a roadmap for creating a more welcoming region. This online version of the Implementation Guide and List of Recommendations is designed to help the reader locate key findings and recommendations from the community assessment.

The Executive Summary, Implementation Guide, List of Resources, and other relevant documents can be downloaded here.

Layout of This Guide

This guide is divided into four primary sections.

The first section is an introductory section, which includes a description of the Immigration Community Assessment, plus links to descriptions of:

The second section will outline potential models for ongoing collaborative engagement around the needs of immigrant populations and making the region a more welcoming place to live.

The third section will look at how to improve connections between immigrant populations and the wider community, which is one of the key overarching issues identified through the assessment.

The final section will look closely at more specific issues and service areas, and will cover: 

  1. Case Management (including discussions of transportation)
  2. Education and Youth Support
  3. Health
  4. Housing
  5. Legal Assistance
  6. Translation and Interpretation
  7. Workforce and Employment

This assessment provides over fifty recommendations for the region to consider in regard to the key findings listed above. For a list of ten priority recommendations that can have large near-term impact for all communities, click here.

To read the Conclusion of the Immigrant Community Assessment, click here.

Here for you. Alex Baum Director of Advocacy, Data and Learning 563-588-2700