Denver's NAIN aligns with the City's values of welcoming immigrant and refugees, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We recognize that the divesity of ideas, voices, and talent is the foundation to create a resilient community that is adaptable to changes, crises, and can bounce back to thrive.
Programs like NAIN address what is called "brain waste," the inability of New Americans to adequately utilize skills and education in the workplace regardless of their esteemed professional achievements. Approximately two million immigrants and refugees residing in the US (one out of every four)- have college degrees but are usually offered low-skilled jobs by employers or are unable to find work.
Based on this fact, federal, state, and local governments lose out on more than $10 billion in tax revenue each year.