About Us

Our Aim

The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) is a national multiethnic, multiracial partnership. We represent the collective power and resources of the country’s 37 largest regional immigrant and refugee rights organizations in 31 states. Our members provide large-scale services—from DACA application processing to voter registration to health care enrollment—for their communities, and they combine service delivery with sophisticated organizing tactics to advance local and state policy. We exist to leverage their collective power and expertise for a national strategy.

We believe America’s success is rooted in our ongoing commitment to welcoming and integrating newcomers into the fabric of our nation, and to upholding equality and opportunity as fundamental American values. 

Our Story

Immigrants are the soul of our organization, and immigrant communities inspire, implement, and champion our work.

In 2010, NPNA was founded by 12 of the country’s largest statewide immigrant advocacy organizations. The organizations and the communities that comprise them identified a need for a national voice for immigrant communities. NPNA was formed to leverage the existing expertise among its member organizations for greater collective impact.

Since then, NPNA has grown to include 37 organizations that build power in immigrant communities and shape the conversation on immigrant integration at the local, state, and federal levels. NPNA holds a unique position in the immigrant rights movement as the foremost institution comprised of and led by immigrant constituencies who effectively mobilize for change that represents our most pressing needs.

We convene our members and national partners at our annual National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC), a collaborative table where policy, business, nonprofit, labor, academic, faith, grassroots, and philanthropic leaders build towards a more vibrant, just, and welcoming democracy for all.

2015 Annual Report

Our Team

We aim to be a force multiplier for the movement.

JoshJoshua Hoyt
Executive Director

Emily Gelbaum
Chief of Staff

Sarah Mesick
Training Director

Magaly Arteaga
Community Legal Services Trainer

Ashley Debilzen
Development Manager

Hilal Kaya
Operations Manager

Our Board

Our leaders are some of the fiercest in the immigrant rights movement.

maria-staff-portrait-e1359494190824.jpgLawrence Benito
Chief Executive Officer
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)
StevenChoiSteven Choi
Executive Director
New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)

Andrea Miller
Executive Director
Causa Oregon

EvaMillonaEva Millona
Executive Director
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition
Christine Neumann-Ortiz
Executive Director
Voces de la Frontera
MariaRodriguezMaria del Rosario Rodriguez
Executive Director
Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC)

Julien Ross
Executive Director
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)

AngelicaSalasAngelica Salas
Executive Director
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
RichStolzRich Stolz
Executive Director
Stephani Teatro

Stephanie Teatro
Executive Director
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC)


Gustavo Torres
Executive Director


Dae Joong Yoon
Executive Director
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)



NPNA is harnessing the collective power and resources of the country’s 37 largest regional immigrant rights organizations in 30 states.

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