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All YMCA locations are temporarily closed, but the Y is still here for you!

Find community resources, who to contact about confidential immigration issues, and free English learning on YMCA @ Home.

The Park Slope Armory YMCA 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.

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Free English, Job Training, and Citizenship Preparation Classes

Spring classes at the Park Slope Armory YMCA start Monday, April 13 and go through June 18, 2020.

Adult Literacy Education (ESOL) 
Beginning instruction in vocabulary and structure of the English language. Students will learn basic skills necessary for reading, writing, and communicating in English.

6-9 PM
Prospect Park YMCA

Intermediate ESOL
Intermediate instruction in English language conversation, reading, and writing. Students continue to develop fluency in English with a focus on learning more complex vocabulary and grammar.

Mondays & Wednesdays
6-9 PM
Park Slope Armory YMCA

Computer Literacy/Job Readiness
Instruction in basic technology and workplace skills such as word processing, Excel, email, internet search techniques, and resume-building.

Tuesdays & Thursdays
6-9 PM
Park Slope Armory YMCA

Citizenship Preparation/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.

10:30 AM-4:30 PM
Prospect Park YMCA

Healthcare Careers, Workforce Preparation ESOL 
Preparing for work in the USA, training for a healthcare career, improving your language skills, and job search/placement support. 

Participants also receive one on one coaching and case management, resume writing and interviewing tips, and networking opportunities. 

6-9 PM
Prospect Park YMCA

Conversational English (Amigos)
Intermediate/advanced level conversation group; students develop fluency by viewing and discussing episodes of the award-winning television show "We Are New York."

Mondays & Tuesdays
5-6 PM
Park Slope Armory YMCA


Sign up for Classes

Registration opens Monday, March 30.
Call 212-912-2593 to schedule an appointment.


Free & Confidential Legal Immigration Services

CUNY Citizenship Now! and the YMCA's New Americans Initiative invite you to free legal immigration services at a location near you.

Experienced immigration attorneys and volunteers will help you with:

  • Immigration consultations
  • Application assistance: 
    • Naturalization
    • DACA Renewal
    • TPS Renewal
    • Fee Waiver

Events will be held the third Wednesday of every month.

Call us at 646-664-9400 to schedule an appointment.


Free Workshops

Know your rights! Learn about the new public change rule at this presentation by Karla Rosero Kahn.

Monday, March 9
6:30-8:30 PM
Park Slope Armory YMCA

Please RSVP to Nabila Khan at or 212-912-2593.


Contact Us

Nabila Khan
Program Director

Angery Garcia

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


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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.