Did you know that one out of five New Yorkers is an immigrant woman? Or that immigrant women are the mothers of more than half of all children born in New York City each year?
Young immigrant women need our support in order to pursue their education, secure their first interview, first job, or better employment.
Diaraye, from Guinea, came to NYC two years ago to seek the best medical care for her son. Olya immigrated from Ukraine five years ago to pursue her dream of living in the Big Apple and to seek better professional and economic opportunities. Fabiola arrived in the US with her parents when she was two years old, and today has a daughter of the same age.
Like for so many other young immigrant women, finding a good job and balancing work and family are key challenges.
With our LEAD professional development program and other activities, we support and prepare young immigrant women for entry or reintegration into the workforce. We empower them to negotiate the transition to paying jobs, attain self-sufficiency, and achieve independence.
All donations go directly to our programs, and are tax-deductible as we're a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.