Archive for July, 2011

Spend your internship with MIRA!

Friday, July 29th, 2011

MIRA is now accepting applicants for fall and spring internships at our St Louis office.  Under-grad and graduate students accepted.

We are seeking committed, energetic activists to work as interns focusing primarily on efforts to improve and protect the rights of immigrants as workers and community members. You will also assist in outreach to local organizations and activists committed to immigrant rights in our communities and workplaces.

Being an intern with MIRA is hard work. However, you can expect to learn from St. Louis’ most skilled and inspiring activists, and build relationships with an incredible range of grassroots organizations.

Areas of opportunity include: Policy analysis and advocacy, Communications, Coalition building and dynamics, Effective meetings, Grassroots mobilization, Leadership development, Community outreach and education, Database management

There are opportunities to customize internships to meet academic needs and intellectual interests

If you are interested in this exciting work, please send a resume and cover letter to

MIRA is an affirmative action, equal opportunity organization. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Make Missouri a More Welcoming Place

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

The Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates (MIRA) began the Welcoming Missouri Initiative to promote community engagement and foster understand and respect between immigrants and non-immigrant communities.  Several local governments, including St. Louis County, University City, and the City of St Louis have passed resolutions recognizing the important mission of Welcoming Missouri.

Join us in making Missouri a more welcoming and respecful place!  Endorse the Welcoming Missouri pledge and add your name to the list of Missourians who want to build a movement to make a state of neigbors.

Click here to sign the petition: Make Missouri a More Welcoming Place

Register Today for Citizenship Day – July 30!

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Immigration Attorneys available to help you fill out your N-400 Application for Naturalization.

Click here to Register!

MIRA,  Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR – St Louis), Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) and the Hispanic Leaders Group of St. Louis will host Citizenship Day, a workshop providing assistance to Missouri residents eligible for naturalization.

Volunteer immigration attorneys, law students, interpreters and other community members will work with eligible legal permanent residents to prepare naturalization applications.  Applicants will be able to consult with professionals for no cost and ensure that their documentation is complete.

When: Saturday, July 30 11AM to 4pm

Where: Islamic Community Center
4666 Lansdowne Ave
St. Louis, MO 63116

Click Here to Register!