We’re committed to serving all New Yorkers, whether they’re recent immigrants or longtime residents. Our community programs bring New Yorkers together and helps them thrive.

Two women knitting in arts class at YMCA

Arts Programs

Explore your creativity through classes in visual art, writing, dance, performance, and more.
YMCA instructor leading free citizenship preparation class

New Americans Welcome Center

Our centers are a safe haven for immigrants looking for support and services. We never turn anyone away—or inquire about immigration status.