Author: Sarah

Bake Tarte Tatin, a beautiful apple pastry found in Parisian brasseries year-round

Chloé, a LEAD series graduate and New Women New Yorkers volunteer originally from France, loves this elegant pastry. “It’s just delicious. It tastes much better than a classic apple pie and is very good looking,” she says. Should you find yourself in the French capital city, Tarte Tatin won’t be difficult to find. “It is a very famous pie in Paris,” says Chloe. “You can find it in almost all ‘brasseries parisiennes’ all year long.” Tarte Tatin Approx. 8 servings...

Launching our fall programming, featured blog post, and other news

And We’re Off! Launching the Fall LEAD Series The fall series of NWNY’s flagship LEAD program began in late September at the Chatham Square and Mid-Manhattan libraries. This season, we have the pleasure of working with a cohort of twenty-six young immigrant women from 20 different countries! In addition to facilitating workforce development, LEAD also aims to build a community of support. Our two groups of women already seem well on their way to becoming good friends! Our Recent Mock Interview and Career Counseling...

The shifting nature of US immigration flows

Infographics by Christine Kim; Written by Sarah Amandolare The current immigration debate often positions newcomers to the US as a burden or drain on the system. There have even been suggestions of implementing “merit-based” admissions into the country. But the conversation around immigration typically fails to take into account what the Migration Policy Institute refers to as a “shift in composition of immigration flows over the past decade, with immigrants’ human capital rising sharply.” A report produced by the Institute in...

An interview with Elissa Ha, Women’s March on Washington organizer

By Divya Ramesh Elissa Ha, a marketing associate and activist based in Brooklyn, was one of the key organizers of the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017. Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a daughter of Vietnamese refugees who migrated to the US during the Vietnam War, she moved to New York City to attend NYU in 2010. Elissa, age 25, is passionate about intersectionality, reproductive healthcare, protecting refugees’ rights, media representation, and preventing sexual assault. As she entered...