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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

HAPPENING NOW

Promise NYC 

Painting Class

Promise NYC is a program that will provide child care assistance to all low-income families regardless of the child's immigration status. The Administration for Children's Services (ACS) and in partnership with community organizations will provide this benefit to the community throughout the city of New York.

For Staten Island families who wish to apply for Promise NYC, please fill in the form at:

The Childcare Assistance Coordinator will contact you for the screening process. 

For more questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Child Care Assistance Coordinator at Judith@lacolmenanyc.org

Spring 2023 ESL class

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In partnership with the College of Staten Island we are providing an accelerated and supportive process to access higher education opportunities that are customized to meet the needs of non-native English speakers, and families with undocumented members.

 

Our Spring ’23 ESL Cohort is now open for registration. This class will start on February 6th and will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm – 9pm. The class will run until June 1st

To register, call our office: 

or email: katherine@lacolmenanyc.org

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.

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