E Pluribus Unum Prize AWARDEES


Award winners were honored at the 3rd annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2011. The 2011 winners also have been named Champions of Change by the White House for their immigrant integration work.

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Bernardo Ramirez, Executive Director

International Rescue Committee in San Diego
Bob Montgomery, Executive Director

Temple University Project SHINE
Patience Lehrman, Director

Welcome Back Initiative
José Ramón Fernández-Peña

2011 Corporate Leadership Award

Marriott International Global Language Learning Initiative
M. Andy Chaves, Corporate Senior Manager

Panel Discussions from the 2011 E Pluribus Unum Prizes ceremony on May 18, 2011

Panel 1: A Discussion with MPI’s 2011 E Pluribus Unum Prize Winners

The winners of the 2011 E Pluribus Unum Prizes discuss immigrant integration and the shared responsibility at the federal, state, and local levels to ensure that immigrants become full participants in the economic and civic life of the United States. Panel moderated by MPI Senior Vice President Michael Fix, who is Co-Director of the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy.

Panel 2: The Role of the Federal Government in Addressing Immigrant Integration Impacts and Opportunities

This panel, which included senior representatives from the White House and several federal agencies, discusses the federal role in immigrant integration policy and programs that seek to promote and support immigrant integration efforts. Panel moderated by Margie McHugh, Co-Director of MPI’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy.