About Us

Our Aim

Our aim is to achieve a vibrant, just, and welcoming democracy for all.

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.

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Our Team

We aim to be a force multiplier for the movement.

JoshJoshua Hoyt, Executive Director

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Tara Raghuveer, Deputy Director

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Emily Gelbaum, Training Director

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Sarah Mesick, Outreach and Training Coordinator

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Ruth Lopez, New American Democracy Campaign Coordinator

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Ivy Yan, Operations and Development Manager

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Jonathan Lazatin, Communications Coordinator

Our Board

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

Lawrence Benito, Chief Executive Officer, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)

Steven Choi, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)

Andrea Miller, Executive Director, Causa Oregon

Eva Millona, Executive Director, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition

Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director, Voces de la Frontera

Maria del Rosario Rodriguez, Executive Director, Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC)

Julien Ross, Executive Director, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)

Angelica Salas, Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)

Rich Stolz, Executive Director, OneAmerica

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

Gustavo Torres, Executive Director, CASA

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

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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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