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:

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.

For immigrant engineering professionals:
Cooper Union Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers:

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:

For immigrant job seekers with a college degree and 2 year work experience:

CUNY Welcome Center gives information about how to apply for a CUNY college – undergraduate and graduate programs:

Refugee and Immigrant Fund (RIF) provides assistance and support to asylum seekers:

Volunteer opportunities:

Good job search websites:,

Information about Licensing and Certification requirements for certain professions in New York State: and

Check out my presentation about how to apply for government jobs:

The best news and stories from NYC community and ethnic media on Voices of NY:

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