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

Our new cohort of LEAD participants from the NYPL Mid-Manhattan branch

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 Session with the Rockefeller Foundation

On September 8, our partners at the Rockefeller Foundation hosted eleven LEAD graduates for a Mock Interview and Career Counseling Session, where the women received one-on-one coaching. This important session strengthened the women’s interviewing skills and gave them an opportunity to connect with experienced professionals. 

In addition to participating in the skills-building exercises, the Rockefeller Foundation also made a generous financial contribution to New Women New Yorkers. Their gift will help ensure the continuation of such important programs that support the workforce development of young immigrant women in New York City. We thank the Rockefeller Foundation for their support!

Featured Blog Post: 

The Shifting Nature of US Immigration Flows

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.’…The infographics shown help tell the story of that analysis, including that more immigrants are arriving with college degrees and higher English proficiency.”

Read more…

Watch New York City DACA recipients share their stories about the importance of defending DACA, the federal immigration program that gives young immigrants the opportunity to work lawfully and provides temporary protection from deportation. For more information regarding DACA and resources available in NYC, visit the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs website.

Other News: New Fall Programming – LEAD for New Moms in the Bronx and LEAD Lite in East Harlem

In response to the great need for workforce development for young immigrant mothers, NWNY is getting ready to launch LEAD for New Moms at the Clason’s Point library in the Soundview neighborhood in the South Bronx. NWNY will also be piloting a shorter 4-week series of the LEAD program at the Aguilar Library in East Harlem.

Do you know someone who might benefit from these programs? Please direct them to our website to sign up for an Info Session.

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