CCF Council on Immigrant Integration

The Council on Immigrant Integration is building non-traditional champions to support immigrants and immigrant integration across Los Angeles County. It is a cross-sectoral body that includes about 30 leaders from business, community-based organizations, education, government agencies, law enforcement, funders, and others, to push for stronger immigrant integration throughout Los Angeles County.

Representatives from different sectors learn about what is happening across sectors and ways to support each other’s efforts. In addition, the Council works to move policies that are geared towards welcoming immigrants and to help them integrate better into the county.

Immigrant Integration is the improved economic mobility for, enhanced participation by, and receiving society openness to immigrants. It needs to be an intentional process that is supported by policies governing our cities, regions, and states, and should be a two-way process in which immigrants and non-immigrants work together to build strong communities.

Proposed Vision

To promote a multi-sector, forward looking immigrant rights agenda for L.A. County that builds a prosperous, civically vibrant, and welcoming Los Angeles for all Angelenos.

Proposed Goals

  • Empower immigrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking communities in Los Angeles County;
  • Promote consistent civic engagement amongst immigrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking communities;
  • Advance a pro-immigrant narrative that lifts up racial equity for immigrant and refugee communities;
  • Ensure Council membership reflects diverse communities across sectors and their specific needs; and
  • Serve as a model immigrant integration body for counties across the state and beyond.

The Council is facilitated by USC CSII and funded by the California Community Foundation (CCF). Current partners are:

Alliance for Justice

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Building Skills Partnership

California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC)

Californians Together

Centro Latino for Literacy

Citi Community Development

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)

Community Coalition (CoCo)

DLC & Associates

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrant Refugees (GCIR) 


Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

Los Angeles County Human Relations

Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE)

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)

Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)

Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

Mexican American Legal Defense Educational Fund (MALDEF)

Miguel Contreras Foundation

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) 

National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)

OneLA - Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF)

San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership

South Asian Network (SAN)

Southern California College Access Network (SoCal CAN)

Thai Community Development Center (Thai CDC)

The California Endowment (TCE)

UCLA Labor Center

Weingart Foundation

Immigrant Integration is the improved economic mobility for, enhanced participation by, and receiving society openness to immigrants. 

Foundational Research

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  • Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII), University of Southern California
  • 1149 South Hill Street
  • Suite H-340
  • Los Angeles, CA 90015