Over more than two decades of work, Project SHINE has:
- engaged 9,000+ students through service-learning opportunties,
- provided 150,000 hours of service to 40,000 immigrant elders,
- partnered with 31 colleges and universities and over 200 immigrant-serving organizations,
- provided national training and technical assistance to colleges and community organizations on replicating SHINE and promoting civic participation among immigrant elders, and
- conducted research to inform and improve practices in building diverse and inclusive communities.
SHINE is built on the philosophy that (1) integration involves a two-way process in which new comers and the receiving society work together and (2) that there are pathways essential to success. According to the GCIR, these include: