This report details the results of a CI-SV study that examines participation in the arts by immigrants in Silicon Valley. Dr. Pia Moriarty finds that the dominant reason for the existence of amateur arts groups in immigrant communities derives from a strong desire of parents to maintain the structure, values, language, and traditions of their families. The study concludes that the participatory arts serve essential functions for Silicon Valley’s immigrants and refugees in their ability to help them assimilate (to become civically and socially engaged) as well as maintain their cultural identity. (KHH)