Community Engagement

The work of Neighbors Link involves the entire community.

Training on Immigration Issues

Neighbors Link provides training to encourage meaningful dialogue about immigration issues for health care workers, social service providers, faith-based groups, educators and law enforcement agencies

Recent projects include:

  • Training more than 1,000 employees in the Westchester County Department of Social Services
  • Training 400 officers at the Westchester County Police Academy in partnership with Northern Westchester Hospital
  • Developing an online training course with Understanding Immigration, an educational consulting firm headed by Katherine Fennelly

Civic Engagement

In 2014, we launched a new Civic Engagement Series to actively encourage involvement and advocacy by the immigrant community.

Recent projects include:

  • A large Neighbors Link contingent joined the New York Immigration Coalition’s Immigration Action Day in Albany in March 2015
  • Regular short presentations throughout the center on topics including school board, voting, and housing.

Client Leadership Council

At Neighbors Link, more clients are taking on leadership roles at the center and in the community. The results have been impressive with new leaders emerging to: share their talents by leading workshops for their peers, participate in media interviews on immigration issues, organize special events, and advocate at community meetings.