Our work at Immigrant Advancement
The Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA) works to strengthen the ability of immigrants to fully and equitably participate in economic, civic, social, and cultural life in Boston. MOIA also promotes the recognition and public understanding of the contributions of immigrants to the City.
MOIA was created in 1998 as the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians. In 2016, the name and focus of the office changed to the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement to reflect the shift in strategic priorities and services.
Collaborate with other City departments, community and civic organizations, and corporate partners to foster alliances around common interests and increase engagement in city government
Work together across all sectors to build power in immigrant communities and advance equitable opportunities and outcomes for all in unjust systems
Think creatively to find solutions to challenges, being flexible and learning from successes and failures to constantly grow and improve the way we work