Standard/Certification System Development for Welcoming America
June 2015 - Present
The goal of this project was to develop a nationally recognized and respected certification system that equips communities with a roadmap for successful integration and inclusion of immigrants. By establishing clear and measurable criteria, the standard and certification system will enable Welcoming America and its stakeholders and partners to achieve important strategic goals and help communities across the country reach their full economic and social potential by becoming more welcoming to immigrants. BSD Consulting worked with Welcoming America and its stakeholders to design a standards and certification system to certify the immigrant inclusion efforts of municipalities in the United States. In 2017, the standard was piloted in 3 municipalities representing 3 different governance structures. The feedback from the pilots is currently being incorporated into the standard and the system is expected to be extended to additional municipalities, going forward in 2018.
- Welcoming America
- Non-Profit / NGO
- Miami, United States
- Community involvement and development