Supporting Immigrant Communities

Three people posing for camera; two people are wearing “People’s Theater Project” t-shirts, and one person is wearing “NYC Human Rights” t-shirt. Commission staffer with performers from the People’s Theater Project at our Hispanic Heritage Month event, “Foro Comunitario: ¡Habla Español, esta es América!” October 2018 (Photo credit: Kelly Williams Photography).

The Commission has also tremendously increased its work with the East Asian, African, Caribbean, Latin, and other immigrant communities. Our agency uses a multifaceted approach to reach our city’s immigrant population by partnering with houses of worship, libraries, advocacy groups, and other organizations servicing immigrant communities. The agency has created safe spaces for immigrant communities with our forums, panel discussions, resource fairs, and celebratory events.