DYCD seeks to provide immigrant families with the tools they need to take full advantage of the educational, professional, health, and social resources available to them.
Immigrants in New York City face a number of challenges. Legal and economic circumstances may separate immigrant parents from their children for long periods of time. Young people, who are often the first to acquire English-language skills, may find themselves in the role of “ambassador” and translator, which upsets the typical parent/child relationship. Immigrant students must integrate into a new school system. Immigrant families have always been central to New York City, and DYCD is proud to fund a variety of programs designed to connect immigrant families to a network of resources.
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For additional information or assistance, contact the Office of Immigrant Initiatives at 212-442-5267.