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The Peruvian Condor Flies over NYC This Week

The Peruvian Condor Flies over NYC This Week

Culture, Latino April 22, 2019 at 5:02 pm

Bringing together traditional Peruvian music and a symphonic orchestra, “El Cóndor Pasa: Andean Hope” will premier in Manhattan this Thursday, Queens Latino reports.

ESL students pretesting at the Bronx County Courthouse. (Photo by Karina Hernandez via Mott Haven Herald)

Urging NYC Not to Cut Funds for ESL Classes

Bronx, Education, Immigration, New York April 22, 2019 at 3:52 pm

Immigrant students want the city to restore funding for ESL classes, Mott Haven Herald reports.

(Photo courtesy of Yugntruf via The Forward)

A Yiddish Kindergarten in a NYC Public School?

Education, New York April 12, 2019 at 6:11 pm

City Council member Mark Levine is proposing a Yiddish-English dual-language program in a public school, the first of its kind in the U.S., reports The Forward.

Make the Road New York member Miriam Martínez. (Photo via El Diario)

Bill Seeks to Protect Immigrants from ICE in NY Courts

Immigration, New York April 11, 2019 at 6:42 pm

As a new report warns of the “corrosive impact of ICE courthouse operations” in New York State, a bill seeks to stop ICE from making arrests in courthouses without a court order, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Ahead of the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action in the Washington DC, Teaching for Change's D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice and Project Unlearn hosted the "Exploring Race, Representation, and History in Children's Literature" session for early childhood teachers using a diverse collection of books. (Photo from Teaching for Change, Creative Commons license)

A Call for Diverse Books in NYC Schools

Education, New York April 4, 2019 at 3:58 pm

Following a study that found students of color lacked representation in books included in the NYC school curriculum, an educational advocacy group is pushing for changes by the summer, reports Amsterdam News.

Community meeting in Brooklyn addressing the census. (Photo via El Diario)

NYC Campaign to Ease Census Fears among Immigrants

Demographics, New York April 2, 2019 at 4:59 pm

A year in advance, the city is kicking off a campaign to ensure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census and to mobilize immigrant communities afraid to participate, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Johanna Garcia (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Overcrowding in NYC Public Schools: A Growing Problem

Education, Latino, New York March 29, 2019 at 5:37 pm

As Albany’s budget deadline looms, parents and community organizations are pressing lawmakers to address New York City classroom overcrowding, which is most severe in Hispanic neighborhoods, El Diario La Prensa reports.

NYC Council member Costa Constantinides, center, at a street naming ceremony with Nepalese community leaders earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of Council member Constantinides' office, via QNS)

Supporting NYC Nepalese with TPS

Immigration, Queens, South Asian March 29, 2019 at 5:09 pm

Two NYC council members have introduced a resolution condemning the government’s withdrawal of TPS status for Nepalese, reports QNS.

Fabiana Rosales speaks to the Venezuelan community at St. Teresa’s Church on March 26. (Photo via NY City Lens)

Venezuelans in NYC Meet with Fabiana Rosales, Wife of Guaidó

Manhattan, South American March 27, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Members of the Venezuelan community in New York felt encouraged by a visit from Fabiana Rosales, reports NY City Lens.

Cordelia Henkis, a resident of one of WIN’s shelters in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Employed but Homeless: The New Face of NYC’s Housing Crisis

Housing, New York, Women March 27, 2019 at 4:57 pm

According to a shelter organization, entire families who seek refuge in spite of having a working adult – often immigrant mothers – who cannot afford to pay rent are the new face of homelessness in New York, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Yinett Sánchez received her associate certificate in child development through ACS and CUNY. (Photo via El Diario)

ACS and CUNY Join Forces to Educate NYC Parents

Education, Labor, New York, Youth March 26, 2019 at 5:59 pm

Thanks to a partnership with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services launched in 2016, dozens of parents, many of them immigrants, have graduated from CUNY’s Child Development Associate Certificate program, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Algerian protesters in Union Square on Sunday. (Photo via New Morning)

At NYC Algerian Demonstration, a Hope to Return

Immigration, Manhattan, North African March 25, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Between 150 and 200 Algerians gathered on Sunday in Union Square to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and in support of unprecedented anti-government protests back home, French Morning reports.

201 Varick Street building (Photo by Christopher Lee for Documented)

Speed-up in NYC Immigration Court

Immigration, New York March 20, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Documented reports on the sudden rescheduling of hearings in immigration court in NYC, in some cases leaving attorneys and their clients scrambling and unprepared.

(Photo via El Diario)

NYCLU: Stop-and-Frisk is Down but Racial Disparities Persist

Black, Latino, New York, Police March 15, 2019 at 7:42 pm

According to a NYCLU analysis, stop-and-frisk reports by the NYPD are way down in New York City, but they continue to disproportionately affect Black and Latino men, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Demonstrators in Albany ask for driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. (Photo via El Diario)

Clamor for Driver’s Licenses Bill Reaches Albany

Government, Immigration, New York, Transportation March 13, 2019 at 5:07 pm

A broad pro-immigrant coalition and several legislators marched in Albany to urge the State Legislature to include in the next budget legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to have access to a driver’s license, El Diario La Prensa reports.