DFW INT'L PRODUCES THREE GUIDES for NEW AMERICANS


For immediate release
March 1, 2010
Anne Marie Weiss-Armush
DFW International Community Alliance
president@dfwinternational.org
www.dfwinternational.org/resource_center/


DFW INT'L PRODUCES THREE GUIDES for NEW AMERICANS
Dallas, TX - DFW International Community Alliance announces updates of three titles in their series of free Guides for New Americans. These updated directories are made possible by the support of The Meadows Foundation, UPS, Citi, Verizon, AETNA and Pfizer. All three titles will be available at most north Texas public libraries within a few days. These directories, along with two others, are also available as downloads from the DFW International Community Alliance website at www.dfwinternational.org/resource_center/ .

The updated titles for 2010 are:
- Guide to Economical Health Services / Guia de Servicios Economicos para cuidar su salud (bilingual)
- Guide to English Classes (ESL) for Adults
- Guide to Scholarships for New Americans and Minorities (bilingual)

Dr. Elba Garcia, Mayor Pro Temp of the City of Dallas adds, "We must thank the DFW International Community Alliance for their foresight and determination in creating the series of Guides for New Americans. These directories help our residents help themselves, increasing family income through improved skills in English and access to college scholarships. I don't know of any similar program in any other metropolitan region!"

According to DFW International Community Alliance's 2010 report, 44% of North Texas residents are immigrants (foreign-born and their children), with one million immigrants moving here in the past 10 years. In 30% of the region’s homes, a language other than English is used, and a total of 239 different languages are spoken.

DFW International Community Alliance is the portal for global North Texas, a network of 1,600 of the region's ethnic and internationally-focused civic, community and educational organizations. Its mission is to build mutual understanding and respect by linking diverse international cultural communities. The organization promotes and links North Texas ethnic and immigrant groups through its website and cultural calendar at www.dfwinternational.org, that receives three million hits a month.