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Make a Difference in the Lives of NYC’s Young Women Immigrants & Refugees!

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THE STORY:

NEW WOMEN NEW YORKERS INC wrote -

Who we are

New Women New Yorkers is a unique nonprofit organization established in 2014 to empower 1st generation, young women immigrants from around the world in New York City. Our flagship project, LEAD, is a free professional development program, including two to three months of skills training, interactive workshops, and 1-on-1 counseling sessions. Key goals are to prepare young women immigrants better for access to college and for entry into the workforce and employment.

Why are New Women New Yorkers and the LEAD Program needed?

Young women immigrants shoulder huge responsibilities with minimal acknowledgement or support, while facing severe challenges and vulnerabilities. Nearly half of women immigrants in the US have limited English proficiency, and a third have not completed high school; they are underrepresented in managerial and professional occupations, resulting in lower earnings and higher poverty levels. Many struggle to have their degrees recognized and valued, and lack the information and network to advance professionally. Also, one-fifth of all immigrant households are female-headed families. Even in households with both parents present, immigrant women often remain the sole caregivers, with obvious implications for their educational and professional advancement. They are also much more likely to suffer from discrimination, violence, and abuse, both at work and in their household. Up to the establishment of New Women New Yorkers in 2014, there was no organization offering programs geared to the needs and vulnerabilities of young immigrant women from all national origins, and providing them with a safe space and support network, particularly for professional purposes.

What makes New Women New Yorkers & the LEAD Program unique

What makes New Women New Yorkers and LEAD unique is our cross-community vision: We work with young immigrant women from all backgrounds, so that on a small scale, we reduce cultural prejudice. And we also have no other choice than to speak English, since this is the language we have in common! While we have an important focus on skills training and professional development, we also provide a safe space where young immigrant women can share their experiences, support each other, speak up, and take leadership.

 

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Arielle Kandel

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NEW WOMEN NEW YORKERS INC

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