TWO NEW GUIDES for NEW AMERICANS made possible by Verizon, Ernst&Young, and Citigroup

For Immediate Release
March 21, 2007
Contact: Anne Marie Weiss-Armush
president@dfwinternational.org
DFW International Community Alliance
www.dfwinternational.org
972-661-2764
photos are available upon request


DFW ....a la Carte!  Feel the synergy of cultures from all over the world, an extravaganza of activities by the New Americans that are reshaping our region's face!

 

Dallas, TX – DFW International Community Alliance announces the Scholarship Guide for New Americans. The 28 page directory, made possible by support of Citigroup and Ernst & Young, is now available at libraries in Dallas, Irving, and Plano, and global community organizations.   A second and updated printing of the Guide to English (ESL) Classes for Adults, sponsored by Verizon, was also recently produced.  The Guides are FREE and available from the Dallas, Irving, and Plano Public Libraries, from the Mexican Consulate, and from La Paloma Taquerias.

These directories are among the six titles currently available in the series of Guides for New Americans.  According to DFW International Community Alliance’s 2005 report, 40% of North Texas residents are immigrants (foreign-born and their children). In addition to distribution through libraries and community organizations, all the titles are available as downloads from the DFW International Community Alliance website at www.dfwinternational.org/resource_center/ .

Citigroup has been a major supporter of DFW International Community Alliance for over 3 years. Debbie Taylor, Director of Corporate Affairs, states that “Citigroup feels that our greatest responsibility as a society is the education and protection of our children.” As new sponsor of the project, Rita Shankel, Director of Human Resources for Ernst & Young, says "We share DFW International's commitment to social responsibility in the Dallas Fort Worth community."

"Literacy is one of Verizon Foundation's major funding priorities due to its enormous impact on education and economic development," said Steve Banta, Verizon Southwest Region President.  "Verizon is pleased to partner with DFW International to provide new residents with access to literacy and educational services."

The Guides are FREE and available from the Dallas, Irving, and Plano Public Libraries, from the Mexican Consulate, and from La Paloma Taquerias. 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.  The organization promotes and links North Texas ethnic and immigrant groups through its website and cultural calendar at www.dfwinternational.org, that receives over ten million hits a month.  DFW International Community Alliance also produces the Dallas International Festival and International DFW Month (March 6 to April 8, 2007).