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The Greater Houston Citizenship Dashboard makes it easier for service providers and community stakeholders to understand where needs are greatest in the region. In addition, the site locates immigration service providers, allowing legal permanent residents better access to citizenship resources.The Texas Southern University Foundation recently announced it was awarded more than $1 million to support the establishment and operations of The Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law’s Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, Inc. (ECI) Immigration Clinic. The clinic will focus on the expansion of assistance for applying for U.S. citizenship and navigating the naturalization process.This past February came word that a new nonprofit was budding in Houston. In early June, Houston Landing formally launched under the direction of CEO Peter Bhatia. Two months in, Bhatia shared about his Pulitzer-winning career in newspapers and about his new role at the Landing.A new citywide effort by Houston-area organizations is aiming to help more than 300,000 Houston-area immigrants overcome financial and language barriers associated with gaining citizenship.City and county officials joined leaders from local and national organizations to launch an initiative called Naturalize Now, Houston! The project aims to help at least 300,000 qualifying local residents become naturalized U.S. citizens over the next three years by diminishing the hurdles to naturalization. The City of Houston, Harris County, Houston Endowment, National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative (HILSC) and other nonprofit organizations announced an unprecedented public-private partnership to help eligible immigrants apply for citizenship.Program Officer Gislaine Williams oversees Houston Endowment’s strategies to increase immigrant civic integration in the Greater Houston area. Here, she shares insights about her work, what it means to Houston, and how it has impacted her personally.Independent Sector speaks with President and CEO Ann B. Stern about the Foundation's recent grant to the National Partnership for New Americans as well as its efforts to create a vibrant, thriving, and inclusive community. Rice University has launched the Voter Engagement Project, a nonpartisan, two-year pilot program to identify neighborhoods across the region with historically low voter participation.