Meet Gladys. Born to Chinese parents in Indonesia, Gladys came to New York two years ago to look for better economic and career opportunities. With her decade of professional finance experience in Indonesia, she thought she would easily get a good job in NYC. But she has only found closed doors to date, with neither her education nor her work experience being recognized and valued.
Her story is common.
To help Gladys and other young immigrant women in New York City get their first paying, fulfilling job in New York, we are offering a free workforce development program, LEAD, at several New York Public Library branches in Manhattan and the Bronx. With exclusive access to roundtable discussions, mock interviews, and career counseling sessions with experienced professionals from various industries, our LEAD graduates gain additional knowledge and skills for the US workplace, and grow their professional network.
We empower young immigrant women to negotiate the transition to paying and fulfilling jobs, to achieve independence, and to become agents of change in and for their communities.
All donations go directly to our programs, and are tax-deductible as we're a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. If you donate $200 or more, we will send you a copy of our exhibit book, Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York.