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Arts and culture features of the month

Written by NWNY This is the first of our new monthly series focused on arts features and events in New York City and elsewhere that relate to women and/or immigrants. Each month, our volunteers will highlight features, such as films, TV series, art exhibits, theater, and musical performances that they have experienced themselves or plan to check out soon. If you think we’ve missed something, let us know on one of our social media channels! Movie: Coco Highlight by Diana,...

A look back at 2017 programs, from LEAD to live storytelling

New Women New Yorkers’ LEAD and LEAD for New Moms series are held at New York Public Library branches in Manhattan and the Bronx. These free programs empower young immigrant women to find their first fulfilling, paying jobs in their desired field, attain self-sufficiency, and become agents of change. Building community and encouraging lasting friendships among participants is just as crucial to the programs’ success. Along with workforce development sessions like resume workshops, mock interviews, and field visits to potential employers...

Campaign update, new LEAD graduates, photo & storytelling at our Winter Bash, and blog post of the month

I want to thank all among you who have contributed to our crowdfunding campaign, and helped us fundraise! We’ve raised over $3,000 in just a few days, from more than 30 donors. We received a lot of Facebook posts, tweets, and other social media impressions.  If you haven’t had the chance to learn more about our campaign yet, take three minutes to watch our video and visit our campaign page here: https://nycimmigrantwomen.causevox.com I’d be immensely grateful if you could continue sharing our campaign...

Infographics: Impact of immigrant women on the US labor force

This week, we launched our crowdfunding campaign Empowering Immigrant Women! Over the next four weeks, we will be raising funds to support our vision of empowering young immigrant women to get their first paying, fulfilling job in New York City, attain self-sufficiency and independence, and become agents of change in their communities. We’re celebrating our third year serving young immigrant women in New York City, through free workforce development and networking programs, as well as community building and storytelling. Join...