Mission statement

New Women New Yorkers believes in the vast potential that every young immigrant woman coming to New York has to contribute to our city, regardless of her national origin, cultural background, or educational level. We believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are fundamental.

Based on these beliefs, and reflecting the diverse communities of young immigrant women we serve, the mission of New Women New Yorkers is:

  • To empower young immigrant women to get their first paying, fulfilling job in the NYC workforce, or to pursue higher education;
  • To provide a safe, transformative space where young immigrant women can build community, experience and demonstrate leadership, and share their stories.



Our impact

Through workforce development and networking, together with community building  and storytelling, we empower young immigrant women to:

  • Negotiate the transition to their first paying, fulfilling job in NYC;
  • Enroll in higher education;
  • Increase their confidence and self-esteem;
  • Become agents of change in their communities.