Hispanic Federation Launches American History Course
The Hispanic Federation recently launched its latest educational tool to help immigrants integrate and take active roles in leading their communities: the American Civics Track (ACT) course. This groundbreaking curriculum will offer immigrants interactive lectures on American History, including our Constitution, the American Political System, Policymaking, Civic Engagement and Social Change Movements. Unlike traditional history classes, this course will highlight the fact that the U.S. is a “nation of immigrants,” depicting the essential contributions immigrants have made to the United States and portraying the various forms of discrimination and hostility that immigrants have endured and prospered against since the founding of our nation.
The goal of ACT is to help immigrants feel comfortable and empowered about their place in the American landscape and ability to be social change agents for their communities. Overall, the intent is to reinforce the message that the America of today has been developed by ordinary people making extraordinary change.
ACT is currently being offered in Long Island by two of the Federation member agencies: The Workplace Project and Circulo de la Hispanidad. This initiative is generously being supported by The Hagedorn Foundation. If you would like to offer this course to your constituents, please feel free to contact our Director of Immigration and Civic Engagement, Jessica Orozco.