Children Thrive Action Network: Defending and Supporting America’s Children in Immigrant Families

On July 22nd, ECFC and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) co-hosted a funders discussion about the new Children Thrive Action Network (CTAN). The mission of CTAN is to defend and support children in the United States in mixed-status immigrant families by engaging service providers and advocates at the national, state, and local levels who work directly with or on behalf of children in immigrant families. 

Speakers discussed CTAN’s emerging work on behalf of the 1 in 4 children in immigrant families as harmful immigration policies continue to threaten child wellbeing and the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.


Mayra Alvarez, President, The Children’s Partnership

Emily Butera, Senior Policy Advisor, Open Society Foundations

Hannah Matthews, Deputy Executive Director for Policy, CLASP

Carlos Guevara, Associate Director for Immigration Initiatives, UnidosUS


Learn more about the Children Thrive Action Network: 
CTAN 1-Page Overview
CTAN Concept Paper – Background, Structure, Activities



Call Recording

PowerPoint Presentation