The YMCA is committed to serving the newcomer/immigrant population of New York City. Our New Americans Welcome Center supports newcomers and immigrants in reaching their goals of employment, education, civic engagement, naturalization, cultural competence and upward mobility in the communities they live.


The New Americans Welcome Centers serve as multilingual information resource and referral centers and provides newcomers/immigrants, and their families, with a wide array of instructional, vocational, recreational, family support, and social services. Instructional services include English as a Second Language, Cultural Orientation, Citizenship Preparation, Job Readiness, and Computer Literacy. Some of our Centers offer Adult Basic Education (“ABE”) and High School Equivalency (“HSE”) classes. All services are free of charge.

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Class Schedule

Fall 2018

Family Literacy Basic ESL / Lower Level literacy
Monday-Thursday
6-9 PM
 

Beginners ESL
Monday-Thursday
6-9 PM

Citizenship
Tuesday & Thursday
6-9 PM

Intermediate ESL
Monday & Wednesday
6-9 PM

Intermediate High
Tuesday & Thursday
6-9 PM

ABE (GED) Adult Basic Education
Monday & Tuesday
6-9 PM

HSE (GED) High School Equivalency
Wednesday & Thursday
6-9 PM

Computer Literacy
Monday & Wednesday
6-9pm

New York City’s YMCA is here for all. Our New Americans Initiative is a safe haven for immigrants looking for support and services. We never turn anyone away—or inquire about immigration status.

Contact Us

Selenie Villar
Program Director
svillar@ymcanyc.org
718-829-1564 ext. 2

Danielle Rucker
Program Coordinator
drucker@ymcanyc.org
718-829-1564 ext. 3

Languages spoken: English, Spanish