Since 2018, Fifth Avenue Committee, LSA Family Health Service and Masa have, through the NYIC's LIFE Project, empowered immigrant families to enroll in NYC's Pre-K and 3K programs. Along the way they have identified effective strategies and common barriers.
Today’s Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Trump’s Muslim ban (Trump v. Hawaii) enshrines bigotry into policy under the pretext of national security. Yet, this is not the first time the Court has been wrong or on the wrong side of history: in 1944, SCOTUS upheld the imprisonment of more than 120,000 Americans for their Japanese ancestry.
With over 2.2 million New Yorkers lacking English language proficiency, a high school diploma, or both, a third of New York City's adult population lacks the basic skills required to better their work, family, and civic lives. Despite this need, less than 3% of these 2.2 million are currently able to access a classroom seat in community-based programs.
Coverage 4 All (C4A) is a campaign to expand access to health coverage to all New Yorkers. C4A is led by a coalition of community members, community organizations, health care providers, legal service providers, as well as labor, immigrant, and health care consumer advocates.
The NYIC is leading a statewide campaign to make driver’s licenses available to all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status. Partnering with our members across the state, we launched Green Light NY: Driving Together campaign. On March 6, 2017, the NYIC held a day of action in Albany where hundreds of advocates and affected individuals convened at the Capitol building for a press conference to urge lawmakers to support Bill A4050. Bill A4050 would provide limited purpose driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants, which in turn would protect immigrants, strengthen public safety, and grow the economy.