About - Define American

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Our innovative mission

Define American is a culture change organization that uses the power of narrative to humanize conversations about immigrants. Our advocacy within news, entertainment, and digital media is creating an America where everyone belongs.

We’ve been recognized by Fast Company as one of the most innovative companies in the world for causing a stir by leveraging the power of television networks to make the world more equitable and for reshaping American public opinion. We humanize the conversation on immigration through television consulting, original content development and production, media advocacy, and live events. Define American has consulted on more than 90 film and television projects, such as Grey’s Anatomy and Superstore, spanning networks like ABC and NBC and streaming platforms such as Netflix and Hulu.

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Entertainment Partnerships
& Advocacy

At Define American, we believe that powerful storytelling can reshape our country’s immigration narrative. Our Entertainment team consults with Hollywood creatives to help them develop more accurate and humanized immigrant characters. We also partner on advocacy campaigns and events and produce ground-breaking research.

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Journalism Partnerships

We help journalists cover stories about immigrants in a more humanizing, accurate way, developing research and resources to improve immigration coverage.

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Immigrant Creative

Each year, we support a new cohort of immigrant creatives in developing their practices and connecting with their local communities.

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Our Team

Join our team, which has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the most innovative companies in the Not-for-Profit space.

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Define American is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are 100% tax-deductible. EIN: 46-4610491.

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Headquarters (Alexandria, VA)
Define American
3682 King St
Unit 16972
Alexandria, VA 22302

Brooklyn, NY Office
Define American
44 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Los Angeles, CA Office
Define American
5877 Obama Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016