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New America Media Receives $25,000 Kellogg Foundation Grant to Distribute Historic Research Data On Women Immigrants

Friday, May 1, 2009
Ajax World Magazine

New America Media (NAM) today received a $25,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to inform immigrant support organizations, as well as the general public, about extensive new research NAM has conducted
on women immigrants to the United States.

NAM, an organization of 2,500 ethnic media outlets, commissioned some of the most comprehensive polling ever done on women immigrants. The respondents are women immigrants from around the world who answered questions such as why they came and the many challenges they face in the U.S. Conducted by Bendixen & Associates, the poll also reveals surprising findings about the family structure, income levels and other aspects of the lives of women immigrants.

"We have compiled exciting new information about women immigrants," said Sandy Close, NAM's Executive Director. "Our research will help immigrant support organizations and women's groups assist female immigrants with their adjustments to life in the United States.
We are grateful to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for their grant, which will help us bring the research results to these organizations and the public, and ultimately help women immigrants enjoy a better life in the United States."

Results of the poll will be discussed and released during an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 14. At 8:45 a.m., a forum will be held to discuss key aspects of the poll. Kathy Spillar, Executive Vice President, Feminist Majority Foundation, and Executive Editor, Ms. Magazine, will moderate the forum, which will include panelists Angela M. Kelley, Vice President for Immigration Policy, Center for American Progress; Silvia Henriquez, Executive Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health; Karen K. Narasaki, President and Executive Director, Asian American Justice Center; and Sara K. Gould, President and CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women.