OUR MISSION

At the Civic Immigrant Initiative, we believe that everyone should be empowered to advocate for themselves. For many immigrant communities, lack of access to traditional means of civic advocacy is a barrier. But it doesn't have to be. 

We create top-tier civic education and advocacy resources tailored for immigrants to empower them to live boldly and change the future. 

Meet The Team

Founded by immigrants, for immigrants. 

Founder

Aaditi Lele

​Aaditi Lele is a high school senior based in Cincinnati, Ohio. With interests in law, international policy, and journalism, Aaditi is an avid columnist for two publications, Model United Nations participant, Mock Trial competitor, File Clerk at a local law firm, and founder of the Civic Immigrant Initiative. Having immigrated from India to America at a young age, she struggled to find her place as an activist and immigrant and wanted to help other migrants on that journey. Her passion and experience led her to create the Civic Immigrant Initiative to create a community of immigrant advocates supporting each other in their work with resources tailored to their needs.

Role

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Our Approach

We empower immigrants.

At the Civic Immigrant Initiative, we believe that everyone should be empowered to advocate for themselves. For many immigrant communities, lack of access to traditional means of civic advocacy is a barrier. But it doesn’t have to be. The Civic Immigrant Initiative aims to break down barriers to immigrant advocacy by cultivating a community of immigrant activists, organizers, and advocates to support each other’s efforts. We also strive to provide the resources YOU need to be the best advocate for you and your community through tailored guides. 

— Our Mission

To reduce the barriers faced by immigrant communities and individuals in their efforts to advocate for themselves.

— Our Vision

By cultivating a strong community of immigrant advocates and activists and providing guides and resources tailored to our audience, we can make advocacy and community involvement accessible to groups which have historically been excluded from decision-making in this country.

— Our Story

When our founder began to grapple with her identity as both an activist and an immigrant, she found that there were many barriers that immigrant communities faced in advocating for themselves. From our immigration statuses to being discounted in our countries most basic process, like the Census, immigrants face many barriers in making ourselves heard and integrated into our communities. To facilitate these efforts, we hope to create a network of immigrant community organizers and provide the resources they need to enact change.

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