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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Spring 2019: Classes start April 8, 2019

Registration for Spring 2019 classes: April 1-3

Class Schedule

Spring 2019: Classes start April 8, 2019

Beginner ESOL
Monday- Thursday
9 AM-12 PM

Low Intermediate ESOL
Monday & Wednesday
12:30-3:30 PM

U.S. Civics/Citizenship Preparation
Tuesdays & Fridays
1-4 PM

Computer Literacy/Job Readiness
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
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.

課程資訊

課程開始日期: 2019 年 4 月 8 星期一 現已開始註冊

初級英語課 (ESOL)
星期一到星期四
9 AM-12 PM

中級班英語課
12:30-3:30 PM
星期一和星期三

归化课程
周二和周五
1-4 PM

電腦班
週二和周四
6-9 PM

紐約市青年會致力為大眾服務。我們的新美國人歡迎中心為所有尋求支援和服務的移民提供一個安全 的避風港。我們不會拒絕任何求助者或詢問有關移民者身分事宜。

Horario de Clases

Primavera 2019: Clases comienzan 8 de Abril del 2019

Inscripción para las clases de primavera 2019: 1 de abril a 3 de abril

Clase de Inglés Principiantes
Lunes a Jueves
9 AM-12 PM

Clase de Inglés Intermedio
Lunes y Miércoles
12:30-3:30 PM

Clase de CiudadanÍa 
Martes y Viernes
1-4 PM

Clase de Computación 
Lunes y miércoles
6-9 PM

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.

수업 일정

2019년 봄: 수업은 2019년 4월 8일에 시작합니다.

2019년 봄수업 등록 : 4월 1-3일

초급수업:
월요일-목요일
오전 9시-12시

낮은중반 수업:
월요일 하고 수요일
오후12:30분-3:30분

시민권 수업:
화요일 하고 목요일
오후 1시-4시

컴퓨터 사용능력/작업 준비 수업
화요일 하고 수요일
오후 6시-9시

뉴욕시의 YMCA가 여러분을 위해 있습니다. 우리의 뉴 아메리칸 이니셔티브는 지원과 서비스를 원하는 이민자들에게 안전한 제공자입니다. 우리는 절대로 아무도 돌려보내지 않습니다. 또는 이민 상태에 대해 문의하지 않습니다.

Free Workshops

NYPD Immigrant Outreach

Tuesday, April 23rd at 3 PM 

Over 37 percent of New York City residents were born in another country and the NY Police Department is committed to working with immigrant communities throughout the 5 boroughs. 

The NYPD is responsible for the safety of New York City neighborhoods with the help of an actively engaged community. Come learn about crime prevention, senior safety, and how to engage with police precincts, service areas, and transit districts. 

Presenter: Milad Khan—New York Police Department 
Time: Tuesday, April 23rd at 3 PM 
Location: Flushing YMCA 
138-46 Northern Blvd 
Flushing, NY 11354 

Registration is required. Please call 718-551-9353 or 718-551-9352 to register!

Funded by the YMCA of Greater New York and the New York State Office for New Americans 

Resume Writing, Interview Tips, and Opportunities with Nike

Thursday, April 25th at 12 PM 

Need help writing or formatting a resume? Have questions about preparing for an interview? Want to learn more about the ins and outs of the job-seeking process? 

A representative from Nike will be on site to share techniques and strategies for crafting the perfect resume and acing the job interview and will also discuss job opportunities with the Flushing Nike store. 

Presenter: Andrea Crawford — Nike
Time: Thursday, April 25th at 12 PM 
Location: Flushing YMCA 
138-46 Northern Blvd 
Flushing, NY 11354 

Registration is required. Please call 718-551-9353 or 718-551-9352 to register!

Funded by the YMCA of Greater New York and the New York State Office for New Americans 

Know Your Rights - Legal Forum

Friday, April 25th at 3 PM 

Come to the Flushing YMCA for a FREE workshop to learn more about your constitutional rights in encounters with ICE and other law enforcement agents. Representatives from Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement will be on site to provide information and answer any questions you may have about police encounters, detention, search warrants, and access to legal services.

Presenter: Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement
Time: Friday, April 25th at 3 PM 
Location: Flushing YMCA 
138-46 Northern Blvd 
Flushing, NY 11354 

Registration is required. Please call 718-551-9353 or 718-551-9352 to register!

Funded by the YMCA of Greater New York and the New York State Office for New Americans 

Emergency Preparedness

Tuesday, May 7th at 12:30 PM 

Do you know what to do in the case of an emergency or fire? Erratic weather patterns and natural disasters are occurring more often and the Office of Emergency Management is here to provide information to ensure all New Yorkers have access to resources and information that will keep them safe. 

Presenter: Kevin Leung, Office of Emergency Management
Time: Tuesday, May 7th at 12:30 PM 
Location: Flushing YMCA 
138-46 Northern Blvd 
Flushing, NY 11354 

Registration is required. Please call 718-551-9353 or 718-551-9352 to register!

Funded by the YMCA of Greater New York and the New York State Office for New Americans 

Free Legal Consultations

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。

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.

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.

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.

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

Michelle Lam 
Program Director
mlam@ymcanyc.org
718-551-9352

Samuel Forrest Williams
Community Partnership Specialist
samwilliams@ymcanyc.org
718-551-9350 ext. 6511

Languages spoken: English, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), Korean, and Spanish.

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.