Reminder about resources for immigrants in New York

Here are some of the FREE services for New Americans (tested, trusted and friended) – let others know about them!

Updated database of ESL classes, social services and medical insurance assistance: http://www.hitesite.org

For immigrant healthcare professionals:
The NYC Welcome Back Center, located at LaGuardia Community College, provides comprehensive services to help internationally trained healthcare professionals rebuild their healthcare careers in New York State.
http://www.laguardia.edu/nycwbc/

For immigrant engineering professionals:
Cooper Union Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers:
http://cooper.edu/academics/outreach-and-pre-college/retraining-program-immigrant-engineers/courses

Prepare for a career in an office: last chance to apply: StreetWise Partners Career Ventures program. People with Masters degrees do not qualify; mostly for High School graduates and foreign Bachelors graduates:
http://www.streetwisepartners.org/trainee_application

For immigrant job seekers with a college degree and 2 year work experience:
UpwardlyGlobal, http://www.upwardlyglobal.org

CUNY Welcome Center gives information about how to apply for a CUNY college – undergraduate and graduate programs:
http://www.cuny.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/welcome-center.html

Refugee and Immigrant Fund (RIF) provides assistance and support to asylum seekers:
http://www.asylumhelp.org/

Volunteer opportunities:
http://www.nycservice.org

Good job search websites:
http://www.indeed.com, http://www.idealist.org

Information about Licensing and Certification requirements for certain professions in New York State:
http://www.op.nysed.gov/ and http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/

Check out my presentation about how to apply for government jobs:
http://www.slideshare.net/TanzilyaSaleemjanOre/presentations

The best news and stories from NYC community and ethnic media on Voices of NY:
http://www.voicesofny.org

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