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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...

How the LEAD program helped Navrioska Mateo find community and a job she loves

LEAD and LEAD for New Moms are free workforce development programs for young immigrant women. Currently offered by New Women New Yorkers several times a year at four New York Public Library branches in Manhattan and the Bronx, the programs focus on soft skills training, teamwork, and leadership development to support and prepare participants for entry or reintegration into the workforce in NYC or to pursue higher education. Here, we introduce you to one of our inspiring LEAD series graduates....