The Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers (CIIC) was established in 1996 to promote the welfare of Irish immigrants in the US at a national level. The CIIC is funded through a generous grant from the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade’s Emigrant Support Programme.
The Coalition serves as a national umbrella organization representing Irish immigration and community centers throughout the United States that are committed to providing support to Irish immigrants. The Coalition strives to be a strong, cohesive and representative voice for the needs of its member centers, and in turn the greater community of Irish immigrants in the US. The Coalition prioritizes the sharing of information and the creation of best practices as a way to support and assist its member centers in their direct service work. CIIC member organizations are located in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Philadelphia and Washington.
Each CIIC member center provides a unique array of services, outreach and assistance to immigrants, offering safe and reliable places where Irish and immigrants of other nationalities can get information and referrals on a variety of issues including; employment, immigration, citizenship, programs for seniors, counseling, substance abuse, outreach, housing and returning to Ireland. All services are provided in a safe, friendly, confidential and professional atmosphere.