Lee Shainis, Founder of Intercambio de Comunidades
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The mission of Intercambio de Comunidades is to build respectful communities and increase opportunities for immigrants through language education, cultural exchange and friendship.
* Help immigrants achieve greater self-sufficiency and confidence.
* Foster cross-cultural relationships through volunteerism (400 volunteers a year) and grassroots outreach.
* Create a more accepting and integrated community in which all members can feel comfortable and effectively contribute.
* Build social capital by bringing people together to learn from each other and advance together.