Uniting America strives to build bridges between immigrants and their native born Illinois neighbors, through volunteerism, dialogue, and community service. Uniting America will recruit long time residents and new Americans to work together in the areas of U.S. citizenship, English, and after school tutoring. Immigrant and long-term residents will also work together organizing service events, such as Breast Cancer Walks or River Clean-ups, and Community Unity events to share food, culture, and ideas. Through **Uniting America **volunteerism, immigrants to Illinois will benefit from neighbor-to-neighbor assistance with English and U.S. citizenship, and their children will benefit from after-school tutoring. Communities will benefit through increased dialogue, friendship, and community service, and through neighbors sharing food and culture.