Grantee Profile

I Learn America

Grants to I Learn America

  • $125,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — In support of "I Learn America," a documentary film about immigrant integration from the perspective and experience of five immigrant high school students and their teachers.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded I Learn America $125,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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