Education

Education is a key component to our program. In keeping with this objective, we offer “Know Your Rights” workshops in new locations for large groups of immigrants who are seeking information. We also offer training for those in leadership positions in the church who want to learn how to educate both their own church congregations and undocumented immigrants about immigrant rights and the complex legalization process.

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By partnering with local churches and engaging volunteers in ministry, we work against racism and discrimination by enabling citizens to interact meaningfully with undocumented immigrants. Such interaction is able to cut through the rhetoric surrounding the immigration debate and helps to dispel some of the misconceptions Americans may have about undocumented immigrants by putting a human face to the issues. These volunteers are then more likely to speak on behalf of creating an immigration system that is more just and humane, that keeps families together and protects the rights of each person.

Some of the churches, community groups and nonprofit organizations that we have worked with in the past include:

Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture, Brooklyn, NY
Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church, New York, NY
Iglesia Cristo Misisonera, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Latin School, Brooklyn, NY
Iglesia Biblica Cristiana, Corona, NY
Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
St Paul's United Methodist Church, Middletown, NY
Woodbury United Methodist Church, Woodbury, CT
All Souls Church, Unitarian, Columbia Heights, D.C.
United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston, Westport, CT
St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church, Hicksville, NY
Memorial United Methodist Church, White Plains, NY
Brooklyn Arab-American Friendship Center, Brooklyn, NY
American Jewish Committee, ACCESS-NY, New York, NY
Woodycrest United Methodist Church, Bronx, NY
Association of Hispanic Ministers, Brooklyn, NY
United East Athletic Association, New York, NY
Iglesia Cristiana Unida, Hempstead, NY
Iglesia Cristiana Cielos Abiertos, Queens, NY
Wakefield Grace United Methodist Church, Bronx, NY
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Queens, NY
Russian Community Life Center, Brooklyn, NY
Union United Methodist Church, Queens, NY
Brooklyn Jubilee, Brooklyn, NY
Church World Service, New York, NY
New York Disaster Interfaith Services, New York, NY
Park Slope United Methodist Church, Brooklyn, NY
Grace United Methodist Church of St Albans, Queens, NY
New Life Fellowship Church, Queens, NY
First & Summerfield United Methodist Church, New Haven, CT
Rutgers Presbyterian Church, New York, NY
First United Methodist Church of Jamaica, Queens, NY
St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Brooklyn, NY
Burmese Christian Fellowship of Guam
South Presbyterian Church, Yonkers, NY
New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, New York, NY
Radical Living, Brooklyn, NY
First United Methodist Church, Central Islip, NY
Grace and Mercy Church of God in Christ, Mt. Vernon, NY
Iglesia Presbiteriana-Metodista, West New York, NJ