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Tutor Elementary & Middle School Students


Tutor Elementary & Middle School Students

The Center for the Integration & Advancement of New Americans work aims to prevent the growing marginalization of new immigrants and refugees and facilitate their successful integration into American life, while continuing to maintain their cultural heritage. They have designed a holistic integration model that aims to guide new immigrants towards social and economic self-sufficiency. It seeks to identify newcomers soon after they arrive, introduce them to American systems, address cultural and language barriers, and offer them a path towards citizenship and advancement. Their approach helps families and youth incorporate the best of both worlds while still maintaining cultural ties and pride in their heritage.

WHAT: They are in need of volunteers for their education programs. This includes elementary and middle school homework help at least 2 times a week. This program is currently run remotely.

WHERE: Virtual

Elementary After-School Program: Tuesday & Thursday
Middle After-School Program: Monday & Wednesday

TO APPLY: Email Grethel at or

*This is not a New York Cares project*


CIANA, the Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans, is a not-for-profit social services agency that serves new immigrants in New York City. CIANA specializes in providing culturally competent and language appropriate services to newcomers from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. Newcomers are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities available to them, to enjoy the freedoms and protections that the US offers, to take pride in their cultural heritage and to blend the best of their ethnic identity with that of their new country.