For immediate release
February 24, 2011
Anne Marie Weiss-Armush
DFW International Community Alliance

Dallas, TX - DFW International Community Alliance announces updates of two titles in their series of free Guides for New Americans. These updated directories are made possible by the support of Verizon and Pfizer. Both titles are now available at most north Texas public libraries and school districts. These directories, along with three others, are also available as downloads from the DFW International Community Alliance website at www.dfwinternational.org/resource_center/ .

The updated titles for 2011 are:
- Guide to Economical Health Services / Guia de Servicios Economicos para cuidar su salud (bilingual)
- Guide to English Classes (ESL) for Adults

Cesar Moncada from Verizon says, "We are proud again to partner the Metroplex's premiere support organization for New Americans, the DFW International Community Alliance, to bring you the Guide to English Classes (ESL) For Adults. This booklet represents a treasure of resources and is only a small token of DFW International Community Alliance's labor of love to welcome and help New Americans grow, succeed, and thrive in their new homeland."

Barbara Whitley adds about the Health directory, "The Pfizer Helpful Answers Promotores Outreach Program is delighted to share this invaluable resource with families in the DFW metro area who have limited or no health insurance."

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.