Immigrant Well-being Project (IWP)

group-pic-august-2019.jpgThe Immigrant Well-being Project (IWP) is an annual 9-month long program that pairs students from the University of New Mexico with Spanish speaking immigrant families in the mobilization of community resources and mutual learning. Students enroll in a two-semester course (earning nine credits), in which they learn about advocacy, how to apply it when working with families and refine their skills through structured reflection and weekly supervision. The IWP uses the RWP model, and runs in conjunction with RWP, to help universities and community organization build on immigrants' strength, value their perspective, and improve their mental health, integration, and ability to contribute economically, socially, and politically. The IWP is implemented by university students in partnership with community leaders and consist of weekly learning circles and advocacy.