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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Register for spring classes!

Tuesday, March 26 or Wednesday, March 27
11 AM-2 PM or 4-6 PM
at the Glebe Senior Center

Class Schedule

Beginning ESL
Monday-Thursday
6-9 PM

Intermediate ESL
Monday-Thursday
6-9 PM

U.S. Civics/Citizenship
Tuesday & Thursday
6-9 PM

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

Office Location
Glebe Senior Center
2125 Glebe Avenue
Bronx NY 10462

Languages spoken: English, Spanish