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February 1, 2013

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  Financial literacy materials for people with low literacy levels
  Demographic and Social Profile of Immigrants in the U.S.
  Stopbullying.gov Website in English and Spanish
  Webinar: Chicago's New Americans Plan

Financial literacy information for people with low literacy levels

With training and guidance from COR Center colleagues at the Center for Applied Linguistics, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection has developed a website with financial literacy information for people with low literacy levels. Available in both English and Spanish, materials include resources regarding managing money; credit, loans, and debt; and identify theft and scams.

MPI Data Hub: Update to Demographic and Social Profile of Immigrants in the U.S.

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Data Hub has posted an update to one of its most popular data tools: A national and state-level profile of the foreign born in the United States. Using statistics from the most recent American Community Survey (ACS) data, this analysis of immigrants and natives across the country covers their demographic and social, language and education, workforce, and income and poverty characteristics. This month's updates are to the "Demographic and Social Characteristics" fact sheets. Using 2011 ACS data, the highlights include analysis on top countries of birth for the US foreign born, US citizenship status, state-to-state mobility, and more.

Some interesting facts include:
* Mexico, India, and China were the top three countries of birth at the national level.
* About 45 percent of all immigrants in the United States are naturalized US citizens.
*Children of immigrants account for one-quarter of all children under 18 but almost one-third of those in low-income families.

Stopbullying.gov Website in English and Spanish

The StopBullying.gov website provides teachers, parents and community leaders with the resources they need to prevent bullying, including research and best practices on cyberbullying, prevention and response. While resources are in English on Stopbullying.gov, the organization has also recently launched a Spanish language Stopbullying website, where visitors can find a Bullying Prevention Training Module in addition to other resources.

Webinar: Chicago's New Americans Plan

The webinar Chicago's New Americans Plan: Building a Thriving and Welcoming City will be held on February 5, 2013.

Join Adolfo Hernandez, Director, Chicago Office of New Americans, to learn about the city’s Big Ideas for making Chicago “the most immigrant-friendly city” in the U.S. In conversation with: Suzette Brooks Masters, J.M. Kaplan Fund of New York.

The Chicago New Americans Plan identifies 27 initiatives that will make Chicago the “most immigrant friendly city in the nation.” The first of its kind in the U.S., the Chicago Plan highlights the economic impact that can be achieved when cities support the creation and expansion of immigrant-owned businesses and develop strategies to attract and retain talent and expertise from other countries. Over the next three years, the Plan aims to bolster Chicago’s status as a vibrant, welcoming and international city.

Date and Time: February 5, 2013
9:00 PST Los Angeles, Vancouver
11:00 CST Chicago
12:00 EST Toronto, Montreal, New York

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