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.

Group of new Americans with flags

Flushing Job Fair

Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 12-4 PM

The Flushing YMCA will be co-hosting a FREE job fair event organized by CMP. Come join us on Thursday March 28th, 2019 from 12-4 PM at the Flushing YMCA Gymnasium located on 138-46 Northern Blvd in Flushing.

Registration is not required. Please come dressed in professional business attire and bring copies of your
resume.

Browse our Free Classes

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

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

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 

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 

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 

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 

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

Free Legal Consultations & Citizenship Drives

Free Citizenship Application Assistance

Free Citizenship Drive

March 1, 2019  |  10 AM-4 PM
Flushing YMCA

Come and receive free assistance to apply for United States citizenship!

  • Get help completing your application
  • Free immigration law advice from our partner immigration lawyer on-site
  • GMHC lawyer and volunteers will assist you in completing your N-400 form and application fee waiver (if qualified)

Registration required. Please call 718-551-9352 to register.

Please bring the following information:

  • 2 photocopies of both sides of your permanent resident card (green card)
  • Social Security Number
  • Last 5 years of employment/school history
  • Last 5 years of residency
  • Last 5 years of travel outside the United States
  • If currently married: Please bring spouse’s name, date of birth, Social Security number, current address, date of marriage, “A” number and the date and place of naturalization (if your spouse naturalized)
  • Information about all your prior marriages and about all of your current spouse’s prior marriages, including date of marriage, date the marriage ended, and how marriage ended (copy of divorce/death/annulment papers)
  • Information for your application about your spouse and children’s current addresses
  • If you have been arrested: Bring ALL arrest and court documents, even if charges were dropped. If you don’t have yet or don’t know where to get these documents you should still come to the workshop or come the legal consultation.
  • Tax Return (If eligible for fee waiver)
免费协助申请美国公民

免费协助公民申请活动

March 1, 2019  |  10 AM-4 PM
法拉盛 YMCA

请前来接受免费协助申请美国公民.。

  • 帮您完成申请表格
  • 我们的合作移民律师会现场为您提供免费移民法律建议
  • GMHC律师和志愿者将协助您完成N-400表格以及免除申请费用表(如合格)。

需提前注册. Please call 718-551-9352 to register.

请携带以下信息:

  • 两份绿卡复印件(需正反面)
  • 社会安全号
  • 近五年的工作/上学记录
  • 近五年的住址
  • 近五年的出境记录(出美国国境)
  • 如现在已婚: 请携带配偶姓名、生日、社安号、 现住址、结婚日期、绿卡号码、 移民日期及地 点。
  • 关于您曾经的配偶 以及 现配偶曾经的婚配,请提 供结婚时间、婚姻终止时间、以及婚姻结束的原 因(离婚/死亡/废止文件复印件)
  • 关于您的申请信息以及您配偶及子女的现住址。
  • 如果您曾经被捕过:请携带所有被捕及法院文 件,即使在指控被撤销的情况下 。如果您至今没 有、或不知道如何获取这些文件,请您参加我们 的讲座及法律咨询。
  • 最近一年的报税单 (以估计您是否符合申请免除 公民申请费)
Asistencia Gratis para la Aplicacion de Ciudadania

Unidad de Ciudadania

March 1, 2019  |  10 AM-4 PM
Flushing YMCA

Venga a recibir asistencia gratis para solicitar la ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos.

  • Obtener ayuda para completar su solicitud
  • Consejos gratis de leyes de inmigración de nuestro abogado, que va estar en nuestro establecimiento
  • GMHC abogados y voluntarios ayudan a completar el formulario N-400 y la Exención de pago (Si son calificados)

Registracion Obligatoria. Por favor llame 718-551-9352 to register.

Por favor traiga la siguiente información:

  • 2 Fotocopias de ambos lados de su tarjeta de residente permanente (green card)
  • Número de seguridad social
  • Últimos 5 años de empleo o historia escolar
  • Últimos 5 años de residencia
  • Los últimos 5 años de historia de viajes fuera de los Estados Unidos
  • Si está casado actualmente: Hay que llevar el nombre de su esposo/a, fecha de nacimiento, número de Seguro Social, dirección actual, fecha de matrimonio y número de residencia "A" y la fecha y lugar de la naturalización es ciudadano)
  • La información sobre todos los matrimonios anteriores y también sobre los matrimonios anteriores de su cónyuge actual, incluyendo la fecha, y la fecha en que terminó el matrimonio, y cómo terminó (muerte/anulación/copia del divorcio)
  • Si usted ha sido arrestado: Traer TODOS los documentos de la corte, incluso si los cargos fueron retirados. Si usted aún no tiene o no sabe dónde conseguir estos documentos, que aún deben llegar a la reunión o a la consulta jurídica.
  • Declaración de impuestos para Exención de pago (Si son calificados).
무료시민신청

시민권 무료 이벤트

March 1, 2019  |  10 AM-4 PM
Flushing YMCA

미국 시민권을 신청하려면 와서 무료 지원을 받으십시오.

  • 시민권 신청완료하는 데 도움을 받으십시오.
  • 현장에 있는 당사의 파트너 이민 변호사로부터 무료 이민 법 자문을 받습니다.
  • GMHC 변호사와 자원 봉사자가 N-400양식과 지원 수수료 면제(자격이 있는 경우)를 완료하도록 도 와 드립니다.

등록 하고싶으시면 전화 주세요: 718-551- 9352.

이정보들 가져오십시오:

  • 영주권 2장(그린카드 카드)
  • 사회보정카드
  • 지난 5년간에 직장이랑 하교정보
  • 지난 5년 집주소정보
  • 지난 5년 여행정보
  • 현재 결혼한 경우:배우자의 이름, 생년월일, 사회 보 장 번호, 현 주소, 결혼 날짜, 번호"A", 귀화 날짜 및 장소를 가져오십시오(배우자가 귀화한 경우).
  • 모든 전 결혼과 현재 배우자의 전결혼 날짜, 결혼 종 료 날짜, 결혼 종료 방법 등 모든 결혼 생활에 대한 정 보(이혼 서류 사본) 배우자 및 자녀의 현재 주소에 대 한 신청 정보
  • 만일 체포되었다면, 모든 체포 기록과 법정 기록을 가 지고 오시세요. 비록 혐의가 취하되었다 하더라도 말 입니다. 아직 이 문서를 받지 못했거나 어디서 구해야 할지 모를 경우에도 작업장으로 오거나 법률 상담을 받으러오세요.
  • 소득 신고서 (무료 자격이 되는경우)

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.