On October 22, 2014 the White House honored nine “Champions of Change” who are leading the efforts around the country to prepare immigrant workers for citizenship. Of those honored, five were ‘New American Workforce’ Partners.

New American Workforce (formerly known as The Bethlehem Project) works with businesses to assist eligible immigrant employees with the citizenship process in seven cities with high concentrations of legal permanent residents: Los Angeles; San Diego; San Jose; New York City; Miami; Washington, D.C.; and Houston.

Each honoree shared their stories about the work they are doing to promote citizenship in their workplace:

Investing in Employees 
Posted by Robert Hill, General Manager of the InterContinental Miami hotel (Miami Beach, Fla.)

Focusing on People and Partnerships are the Keys to Providing the Benefits of Citizenship to Employees
Posted by Wendy Kallergis, President and CEO of the Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association (Miami Beach, Fla.)

Why Supporting Citizenship is Good for Business
Posted by Barbara B. Kamm, President and CEO of Tech CU (Los Altos, Calif.)

Using Our Business to Make Change
Posted by Jonathan Plutzik, Chairman and principal owner of The Betsy, a luxury hotel in Miami Beach, Florida (Miami Beach, Fla.)

The U.S. Opens Its Doors, But Its Citizenry Welcomes Us In
Posted by Teresita Wisell, Vice President and Dean for continuing Education and Workforce Development at Westchester Community College, SUNY (White Plains, N.Y.)

For the full list of honoree blog posts, visit the Champions of Change Blog.