Juan Salgado jokes with students at the Instituto del Progreso Latino, which is located in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood.

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On #DayWithoutImmigrants, Check Out These NationSwell Must-Reads

Why Americans should care about employing immigrants, vocational training in Chicago and integrating Nashville's political leadership.


Ask the Experts: Why Should Americans Care About Employing Immigrants?
Those in the know explain why hiring skilled, educated newcomers helps the country’s economy and the fabric of society in ways you might not have considered.

The American Dream Isn’t Dead. This Is How Immigrant Families Are Achieving It
Vocational training comes full circle at the Instituto del Progreso Latino, where MacArthur Fellow Juan Salgado pioneers a sustainable approach to rising above poverty.

How Nashville Is Training a New Generation of Leaders from Its Immigrant Communities, Citiscope
A free, one-of-a-kind leadership program gives new Americans insight into how local government works.

Ashley is the Managing Editor of NationSwell. Previously, she was the Money Editor at Real Simple. Her work has appeared in Ozy, Good Housekeeping, O, The Oprah Magazine, and more. You can reach her at: [email protected]