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
  • Bringing local families and police together to build trust and understanding through the Family Police Initiative, in partnership with the North American Family Institute

Civic Engagement

Our Civic Engagement Series actively encourages involvement and advocacy by the immigrant community.

Recent projects include:

  • Neighbors Link participants have traveled to Albany, White Plains and Washington DC to advocate for important issues such as Green Light, DACA and the Immigrant Protection Act.
  • Regular short presentations throughout the center on topics including school board, Census, voting, and housing.
  • Regular PSAs and webinars on topics related to immigration. These are shared on our YouTube page.

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.