At the Y, we believe that our communities are stronger and more vibrant when everyone feels welcome and can fully contribute their unique talents for the greater good. For more than 170 years, the Y has helped immigrants access the integration support needed to thrive, which contributes to the economic, civic and cultural strength of a community.
We're celebrating our newest neighbors this September 13-22 during Welcoming Week and we hope you'll join us! Follow us on social media to keep up to date.
Immigrants represent 13% of the population and make a big impact in communities by...
Paying taxes that sustain critical services like public schools and police departments. The average immigrant contributes nearly $120,000 more in taxes than they consume in public benefits.
Stimulating the economy and helping businesses to thrive. The collective spending power of immigrant-led households is $9.3 trillion representing more than 14% of the U.S. total.
Contributing to a skilled workforce that enables key industries to grow and innovate. 48% of newly arrived immigrants age 25 and older hold at least a college degree. 18% of scientists and engineers in the U.S. are immigrants.
Advancing entrepreneurship, creating jobs and revenue. 1 in 4 new U.S. businesses is started by immigrants. Immigrant-owned small businesses employ 4.7 million workers and generate 4776 billion in revenue.
Volunteering their time to help their neighbors. On average, immigrants who are engaged with an organization volunteer 20 weeks a year. That’s two weeks more than their U.S.-born counterparts.
The Y is for all, and we will continue to help immigrants and receiving communities to thrive. How will you help ensure your neighbors can reach their full potential?