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.

Free Classes

Free English, Citizenship, and Basic Computer Classes

English U.S. Civics Citizenship Preparation 
Tuesdays & Fridays
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
New Americans Welcome Center
285 Vanderbilt Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304

English & U.S. Civics  
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
9 AM-1 PM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Saint Benedicta
1265 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302

English 
Mondays & Wednesdays
6-9 AM
St. Joseph Parochial School
139 St. Mary's Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304

English & U.S. Civics  
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
5:30-8:30 PM
El Centro del Inmigrante
1546 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302

English
Mondays & Wednesdays
9 AM-3 PM
Kingsley Head Start
10 Kingsley Place, Staten Island, NY 10301

English & Computer Literacy
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
9 AM-1 PM
C.Y.O.
120 Anderson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302


Register

For more information, please call the New Americans Welcome Center at 718-981-4382.


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.

Clases de inglés y ciudadania gratis

Clase de Inglés y U.S. Civics Citizenship Preparation 
Martes & Viernes
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
New Americans Welcome Center
285 Vanderbilt Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304

Clase de Inglés & U.S. Civics  
Martes, Jueves y Viernes
9 AM-1 PM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Saint Benedicta
1265 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302

Clase de Inglés 
Lunes y Miércoles
6-9 AM
St. Joseph Parochial School
139 St. Mary's Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304

Clase de Inglés & U.S. Civics  
Lunes, Martes, Jueves y Viernes
5:30-8:30 PM
El Centro del Inmigrante
1546 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302

Clase de Inglés
Mondays & Wednesdays
9 AM-3 PM
Kingsley Head Start
10 Kingsley Place, Staten Island, NY 10301

Clase de Inglés & Computación
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
9 AM-1 PM
C.Y.O.
120 Anderson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302


Inscríbase:

Llame para programar una cita: 718-981-4382.


El YMCA de la ciudad de Nueva York está aquí para todos. El New Americans Initiative es un lugar seguro para todo inmigrante que busca seguridad y servicios. A nadie se le niega el apoyo o respaldo, y nunca se pregunta sobre el estatus de residencia.

Free Workshops

Free and Confidential Legal Immigration Services

CUNY Citizenship Now! and the YMCA's New Americans Initiative invite you to receive free and confidential legal immigration services. 

  • Free immigration consultations
  • Free application assistance with: naturalization application, DACA Renewal, TPS Renewal and Fee Waiver
  • Experienced immigration attorneys and volunteers will help you with your applications

Events will be held in the five boroughs throughout Spring 2019. Call us to schedule an appointment at a location near you: 646-664-9400.

Servicios Legales de Inmigración Gratuitos y Confidenciales

CUNY Citizenship Now! y New Americans Initiative de YMCA lo invitan a recibir servicios legales de inmigración gratuitos y confidenciales.

  • Consultas sobre inmigración gratuitas
  • Ayuda gratuita con la solicitud de naturalización, renovación de DACA (Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia), renovación de TPS (Estatus de Protección Temporal) y exención de tarifa
  • Abogados y voluntarios expertos en inmigración le ayudarán con sus solicitudes

Los eventos se realizarán en los cinco distritos de la ciudad durante la Primavera de 2019. Llámenos para programar una cita en un lugar cerca de usted: 646-664-9400.

邀請您前來享受免費及保密的移民法律服務

CUNY Citizenship Now! 以及 YMCA’s New Americans Initiative 邀請您前來享受免費及保密的移民法律服務。

  • 免費移民諮詢
  • 免費協助您申請:入籍、兒童暫緩遣返計劃 (DACA) 續期、臨時保護身分 (TPS) 續期以及費用減免
  • 經驗豐富的移民律師和志工將會協助您辦理申請

活動將於 2019 年春季在紐約五大區舉行。歡迎給我們打電話,預約參加在您附近舉行的活動:646-664-9400。

Вы можете получить бесплатную конфиденциальную помощь юриста по иммиграционным вопросам в рамках программы

Вы можете получить бесплатную конфиденциальную помощь юриста по иммиграционным вопросам в рамках программы CUNY Citizenship Now! и инициативы YMCA’s New Americans Initiative.

  • Бесплатные консультации по иммиграционным вопросам.
  • Бесплатная помощь с оформлением заявлений на натурализацию, продление участия в программе DACA, продление участия в программе TPS и освобождение от уплаты пошлины.
  • Опытные юристы по иммиграционным вопросам и волонтеры помогут вам с оформлением заявлений.

Мероприятия будут проводиться весной 2019 года в пяти районах города. ПОЗВОНИТЕ НАМ, ЧТОБЫ ДОГОВОРИТЬСЯ О ВСТРЕЧЕ В БЛИЖАЙШЕМ УДОБНОМ ДЛЯ ВАС МЕСТЕ: 646-664-9400.

의 무료 비밀 이민 법률 서비스에 여러분을 초대합니다

CUNY Citizenship Now!와 YMCA’s New Americans Initiative의 무료 비밀 이민 법률 서비스에 여러분을 초대합니다.

  • 무료 이민 상담
  • 무료 신청 지원: 시민권 취득 신청, DACA(불법체류청소년 추방유예 프로그램) 갱신, TPS(임시보호지위) 갱신 및 수수료 면제
  • 풍부한 경험의 이민 변호사와 자원봉사자가 여러분의 신청을 도와드립니다

이 행사는 2019년 봄 내내 5개 보로우에서 열립니다. 가까운 장소에서 약속을 잡으시려면 646-664-9400번으로 전화주세요.

Servizi legali gratuiti e confidenziali in materia di immigrazione

CUNY Citizenship Now! e YMCA’s New Americans Initiative ti invitano a ricevere servizi legali gratuiti e confidenziali in materia di immigrazione.

  • Consulenze gratuite in materia di immigrazione
  • Assistenza gratuita per: richiesta di naturalizzazione, rinnovo DACA, rinnovo TPS ed esenzione dal pagamento delle commissioni
  • Avvocati esperti in materia di immigrazione e volontari sono a disposizione per aiutarti a presentare una richiesta

Gli eventi si terranno nei cinque quartieri nel corso della primavera 2019. Chiamaci per prendere un appuntamento presso una sede vicina: 646-664-9400.

Sèvis legal imigrasyon ki gratis ak konfidansyèl

CUNY Citizenship Now! ak New Americans Initiative YMCA a ap envite w vin resevwa sèvis legal imigrasyon ki gratis ak konfidansyèl.

  • Konsiltasyon imigrasyon gratis
  • Asistans gratis pou ranpli aplikasyon pou: natiralizasyon, Renouvèlman DACA, Renouvèlman TPS ak Dispans pou Frè
  • Avoka ekspè nan imigrasyon ak volontè yo pral ede w avèk aplikasyon w yo

Evènman yo ap fèt nan toulè senk minisipalite yo pandan Prentan 2019 la. Rele nou pou w pwograme yon randevou nan yon lokal toupre w: 646-664-9400.

Contact Us

Joanne Springstead
New Americans Initiative Director
jspringstead@ymcanyc.org
718-907-6087

Regina Marks
New Americans Initiative Coordinator
rmarks@ymcanyc.org
718-907-6088

Darragh Murphy
New Americans Initiative Data Manager
dmurphy@ymcanyc.org
718-907-6099

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Bangla, Italian, Creole, French, Punjabi

Our Location

285 Vanderbilt Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10304
718-981-4382
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About Our Classes

Beginner ESL & Literacy
Beginning instruction in vocabulary and structure of the English language. Students will learn basic skills necessary for reading, writing, and communicating in English.

ESL I & II
Instruction in vocabulary and structure of the English language. Students will develop basic proficiency in English with a focus on improving written and oral.

ESL III & IV
Intermediate instruction in English language conversation, reading, and writing. Students continue to develop fluency in English with a focus on learning more complex.

Computer Literacy & Job Readiness
Instruction in basic technology and workplace skills such as word processing, Excel, e-mail, internet search techniques, and resume-building. Whether you’re new to computers or are looking for a brush up—our computer literacy class is here for you. The 10-week course teaches computer fundamentals and navigation skills.

Citizenship Prep & US Civics
US civics for immigrants planning to apply for US citizenship. Students develop their English speaking skills as well as their knowledge of US history and government.

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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.