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A Quick Response Network for Potential ICE Detainees

Immigration, Metro Area, Social Services April 12, 2017 at 12:26 pm

New Jersey activists are creating a bilingual “quick response network” to help immigrants who receive a visit from ICE, Reporte Hispano reports.

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Long Island Group Helps Immigrants Apply For Citizenship

Immigration, Long Island, Social Services April 10, 2017 at 3:23 pm

The Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead, Long Island, is developing a program to encourage qualifying immigrants to become citizens, Noticia reports.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the Chinese-American Planning Council Community Center in Flushing. (Photo by Ryan Brady via Queens Chronicle)

A New Home for the Chinese-American Planning Council

East Asian, Immigration, Social Services March 31, 2017 at 5:23 pm

The Chinese-American Planning Council opened its 10-story community center in Flushing, which will offer senior, work, child and immigration services, report Queens Chronicle and Queens Examiner.

take place in high-poverty areas, 36 percent of its grants support organizations working with disadvantaged populations and 33 percent serve low-income audiences.”
From left: Anthony and Dolores Pennachio, Arthur Aidala, Francesco Pedulla and state Sen. Marty Golden. Golden presents the honorees with proclamations. (Photo by Arthur De Gaeta via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Italian-American Organization Marks 40 Years

Brooklyn, Social Services, Western European March 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations celebrated four decades with clergy, community leaders and elected officials in attendance, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Los Sures Executive Director Ramon Peguero (Photo by Carmen Glover via Kings County Politics)

On Poverty and Affordable Housing in Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Housing, Latino, Social Services March 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

In an interview with Kings County Politics, the executive director of affordable housing advocacy group Southside United HDFC, or “Los Sures,” disputes the idea that gentrification has done away with poverty in Williamsburg.

From right, David Cohen, director at the Bergen County’s Alternatives to Domestic Violence (ADV) division, Alan Lerner, clinical program director, Boram Song, counselor for Korean victims of domestic violence. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In NJ, a New Counseling Program for Koreans

Metro Area, Social Services March 6, 2017 at 4:56 pm

A new bilingual group counseling program for Korean victims of domestic violence will begin shortly in Bergen County, New Jersey, reports Korea Daily.

From left to right, ARC Director Fern Hertzberg, Senator Adriano Espaillat and Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez, who protested alongside the community's seniors. (Photo by Camille Padilla-Dalmau via El Diario)

Senior Center in Upper Manhattan Fights Eviction

Manhattan, Seniors, Social Services June 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Washington Heights community members and politicians are fighting to save the ARC XVI Fort Washington Senior Center from eviction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Marco Meza via Diario de México)

Organization Fights for Staten Island Workers

Labor, Mexican, Social Services, Staten Island, Youth May 27, 2016 at 1:48 pm

La Colmena, a 250-member organization, seeks to help immigrant workers on Staten Island, Diario de México reports.

Don Kao sharing his experiences. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

‘The Lees’ Tries To Crack Bias against AIDS

East Asian, Health, Manhattan, Social Services May 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm

The Chinese-American Planning Society screened “The Lees,” a short film aimed at breaking the taboo of AIDS and HIV in the Chinese community, reports Sing Tao Daily.

The Richmond Hill branch of Outreach has recently started offering services in Polish. (Photo by Kasia Szczesniak via Nowy Dziennik)

‘Outreach’ Helps Polish Immigrants Fight Addiction

Eastern European, Queens, Social Services February 28, 2017 at 12:11 pm

The nonprofit Outreach offers therapy services to fight drug and alcohol addiction for Polish immigrants in their native language, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Jean P. Alexander, founder and executive director of the Caribbean American Center of New York (Photo by Alexandra Simon via Caribbean Life)

Caribbean American Center Marks 30 Years

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Social Services February 20, 2017 at 12:26 pm

The one-woman team behind the Caribbean American Center of New York reflects on three decades of running the social services organization in a Caribbean Life story.

The former Bayside Jewish Center will be the new center for the Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, opening in the spring. (Photo courtesy of KCS, via The Korea Times)

A New Korean Center Planned for the Spring

East Asian, Queens, Social Services February 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The new center for the Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York is scheduled to open in the spring, and officials are now asking donors to contribute to offsetting the debt undertaken to finance the purchase of the building, The Korea Times reports.

Food Bank’s network serves around 1.4 million New Yorkers per year. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

NYC Food Pantries at ‘Crisis’ Level

Food, New York, Social Services February 15, 2017 at 5:07 pm

With “draconian cuts” looming for food assistance programs, a Food Bank for New York City report forecasts a grim future for city pantries, reports Manhattan Times.

On May 5, at a press conference in JHS 189, Queens, from the left, the president of the Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York and the mother of an allegedly abused boy. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Charge and Counter-Charge of Abuse of Korean Boy

East Asian, Education, Long Island, Social Services May 6, 2016 at 4:27 pm

A Korean mother accused of abusing her three year old son has charged the pre-kindergarten her son attends with abusing him, the Korea Times reports.

Latino Musicians in ‘Nueva York’

Latino Musicians in ‘Nueva York’

Culture, Latino, New York, Social Services, Youth April 29, 2016 at 1:37 pm

CUNY TV’s “Nueva York” features Latino artists in NYC, from choreographer and Broadway producer Luis Salgado to guitarist Nilko Andreas Guarín who plays classical music as well as traditional Colombian music.