WHAT WE DO 

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

OUR SERVICES & INITIATIVES

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

TRAINING

Partners Against The Hate (PATH) Initiative Program

PROGRAMMING

PROGRAMMING

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

FINANCIAL SUPPORT & DONATIONS

FINANCIAL SUPPORT & DONATIONS

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

REFERRALS

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

ADVOCACY

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

SERVICES

SERVICES

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

CULTUTAL EVENTS

PAST INITIATIVES 

Since its inception in 2016, 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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In March 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic swept through New York, members of Mujeres Liderando were loosing their employment. However, the members decided to create a mask project to sell and donate face mask to the public. Sewing machines were donated to the women by MakerSpace. Together the women sewed over 200 mask, a portion was donated to police officers and bus driver.