Community Education and State Policy
Alicia Wilson facilitates the Protecting Immigrant Families Coalition’s work with state advocates to advance immigrant access to public benefits at the state and local level, as well as community education efforts to effectively spread the word to immigrant families about public charge and benefits access.
Alicia leads efforts to bring knowledge and best practices from the field into the national campaign and to convene advocates from across sectors and across the country to share information and learn from each other. The PIF Coalition has created dozens of educational materials for advocates, service providers, and immigrant families: from fact sheets to videos, and from Train-the-Trainer curricula to webinar templates, routinely translating materials into 9 languages for greater access.
Alicia served as the Executive Director of a Latino-serving Federally Qualified Health Center for 10 years and began her career by supporting immigrant families who were navigating welfare reform’s exclusions from public benefits programs. She brings a special focus on racial equity and coalition building to her work with PIF.