We Are New York
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning television show created to help immigrant New Yorkers practice English while informing them of the city’s resources. English language proficiency is an important factor in determining accessibility to health, social, educational and employment services.
We Are New York Community Leadership and Empowerment Project
The We Are New York Community Leadership and Empowerment Project uses the 10-part Emmy Award winning We Are New York education series to help immigrant New Yorkers practice English and learn about City Services through volunteer-led conversation groups.
These groups are centered on the principle that New Yorkers can work together across ethnic lines to access City resources and solve common problems. In doing so, the project fosters and empowers communities and enhances the public capacity for civic engagement.
The project is built to help some of the 1.8 million immigrant New Yorkers who are Limited English Proficient. It links volunteer conversation group facilitators, local organizations that have a commitment and space for classes, and community residents who would like to learn English. Each conversation group meets for two hours weekly over a ten week period.
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