WHAT WE DO 

The mission of La Colmena is to empower the immigrant community through education, organizing, culture, and economic development.

OUR SERVICES & INITIATIVES

TRAINING

We are providing educational opportunities that teach soft and hard skills.
OSHA 30 + SST 10
Pre-apprenticeship workshops
Writing workshops
Leadership development workshops
Know Your Right workshops

TRAINING

PROGRAMMING

Partners Against The Hate (PATH) Initiative Program

PROGRAMMING

FINANCIAL SUPPORT & DONATIONS

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many community members were out of work for several
weeks and months. Thanks to the generosity of individual donors and partner organizations such as Qualitas, NDLON, NDWA and MOIA we were able to provide emergency funds to members of the Staten Island community. We continue to response to the COVID-19 crisis by providing:

Food Distribution
Personal Protection Equipment
Coats and Pijama Giveaways

If you wish to make any sort of donation you may call our office. (718) 442- 7700 to set a drop off time.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT & DONATIONS

REFERRALS

The process of connecting community members with external resources to solve their specific need. This includes referrals for:

Wage theft
Workers compensation
Domestic violence
Health insurance
Family law
etc.

REFERRALS

ADVOCACY

We promote, support and facilitate advocacy participation among our members and allies to help shape change in policy and the system as a whole. Members are engaged in:
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
OurCityOurVote campaign
#PathwaytoCitizenship campaign
Excluded No More Coverage For All

ADVOCACY

SERVICES

Activities and free goods provided by La Colmena.
Job dispatching
Free Breakfast
Food distribution
ESL Classes
Folkloric Dance Classes (Kids)

SERVICES

CULTUTAL EVENTS

La Colmena values and supports our communities culture and traditions. Members of the community share their culture by organizing and hosting cultural events on Staten Island, such as:

Dia de Los Muertos
Mexican Independence Day
Children's Folkloric Dance Group Adults Folkloric Dance Group

CULTUTAL EVENTS

PAST INITIATIVES 

Since its inception in 2014, La Colmena has backed a number of programs aimed at fostering community engagement, promoting our cultures, and strengthening the borough as a whole.

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Ñani (Brother) Migrante Transnational Project is an effort to connect immigrant workers living and working on Staten Island with their families in their communities of origin in Mexico. We support the celebration and promotion of the music, dances, and traditions of the Mixteca indigenous culture, which is the heritage of many of our members. We also aim to identify the root causes of migration and work together to find solutions and stop forced migration.