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#IAmAnImmigrant Campaign for Immigrant Heritage Month

May 16th, 2017
#IAmAnImmigrant Campaign for Immigrant Heritage Month

This June, NYIC was part of #IAmAnImmigrant, a campaign spearheaded by our partners Fwd.us and Welcome.us forcelebrating Immigrant Heritage Month. The campaign that encourages all of us to explore our individual heritage & recognize our distinct and shared experiences.

Membership Spotlight – Sauti Yetu Center For African Women And Families

May 16th, 2017
Membership Spotlight – Sauti Yetu Center For African Women And Families

Sauti Yetu Center For African Women And Families is a multi-issue community based organization that serves African women and families from all five boroughs, with offices in the Bronx and Staten Island.

The NYIC took the time to visit their office in the South Bronx and sat down with Staff Attorney, Trinh Tran and Legal Services Case Manager, Massange Kamara to learn more about their organization.

Thanks for the Glorious Night – NYIC 2016 Gala a Success Because of You!

May 16th, 2017
Thanks for the Glorious Night – NYIC 2016 Gala a Success Because of You!

This past Tuesday, May 24th, a record 400 friends, allies, and supporters of the New York Immigration Coalition gathered for a wonderful evening to honor several distinguished champions for New York’s immigrant communities! Thank you so much for making our 2016 Gala such a special, festive and jovial evening filled with laughter, music, and most importantly – wonderful people.

Immigrant Roots- Mario Mendoza

May 16th, 2017
Immigrant Roots- Mario Mendoza

I was born in El Salvador and came to the States in October of 1981. My mom was a teacher at the time in El Salvador, and she was part of a group of teachers who advocated for better salaries and work environment, much like a teacher’s union. The government did not allow people to organize and deemed these teachers “communist”, and told my mom that they would kill her and her sons if she did not leave the country.

We Are Alejandro & Carmen and We Are Ready

May 16th, 2017
We Are Alejandro & Carmen and We Are Ready

This is the fourth story in our #IAmReady series. In the last three weeks, we have also featured the stories of other DAPA eligible and expanded DACA eligible community members including Hoda, Zaida Verdugo, and Cris Mercado to show how immigration relief would help them.

Tips for Educators and School Staff

April 5th, 2017
Tips for Educators and School Staff

Guidance for Educators and School Staff in New York State

Immigrant communities are worried. The United States is facing one of the most anti-immigrant administrations in recent memory, and many students and families are panicked about the possibility of deportation and family separation.

Staff Series: Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar

March 24th, 2017
Staff Series: Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar

Meghan is the new Senior Associate for Regional Outreach at the NYIC. Based out of Buffalo, New York, she supports the Coalition’s organizing and advocacy efforts in Western New York - such as our campaign to expand access to driver’s licenses to all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status.

SEPA Mujer: Uniting the Latinas of Long Island!

March 21st, 2017
SEPA Mujer: Uniting the Latinas of Long Island!

Recently, I got the chance to learn more about NYIC member SEPA Mujer. I sat down with their Executive Director, Martha Maffei, who shared her organization’s history, a typical day at SEPA Mujer, what it’s like to work in Long Island, and more.

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