Board of Directors Member
Institute for Immigrant Concerns
IIC is looking for passionate, dedicated, and experienced individuals to serve on their Board of Directors.
Board Member Qualifications & Requirements
- Attend quarterly board meetings
- Serve in an advisory capacity to IIC by sharing ideas, opinions and information
- Contribute annually a target of $500 through fundraising, individual funds, or through personal networks
- Help in the planning and participation of at least one fundraising event per year
- On a bi-monthly basis, contribute or write a short article pertaining to the IIC / ESOL community that will appear in IIC social media
- Share IIC's mission, vision, and goals to raise awareness of the Institute
Since 1997, the Institute for Immigrant Concerns has served over 8,000 adult immigrants in New York City. Representing 110 nations, our students learn English to better embrace their new start in the United States. Our students create a ripple effect of change in their workplaces, homes, and communities.
Originally under the auspices of Marymount Manhattan College, and later, from 2005 to 2013, the College of Mount Saint Vincent, the Institute is now an independent non-profit corporation under the tax exempt 501(c)(3) status.
All are welcome and participants hail from a myriad of backgrounds and experiences. The Institute is especially proud of its work with vulnerable immigrants, namely undeserved asylees and refugees, victims of domestic abuse and violence, torture and persecution, and pre-literate individuals.
The mission of the Institute for Immigrant Concerns is to equip adult immigrants and refugees of all nationalities with English as a Second Language (ESOL) skills, job readiness, and referrals for social services, empowering them to succeed in their quest for social and economic independence.
For additional information, you can visit the IIC website at http://instituteforimmigrantconcerns.org/, or access our Linkedin, Facebook (Institute for Immigrant Concerns)or Instagram (iicnyc) page.
About Institute for Immigrant Concerns
122 W 27th St, Floor 10, New York, NY 10001, US
The mission of the Institute for Immigrant Concerns is providing adult immigrants and refugees of all nationalities with English language skills, as well employment preparation and placement, so that they can gain social and economic independence. In addition we provide pro bono psychological services to refugees and those who most need it. The Institute is a citywide program, attracting students who reside in every borough of New York City.
Since its inception in 1997, the Institute has provided services to more than 8,000 immigrants, refugees, and asylees from 110 countries. Annually, we serve over 500 immigrants in New York, 25% of whom are refugees and asylees. The Institute offers English classes on three instructional levels, as well as conversation, pronunciation, and computer classes. We are currently co-located with a local worker's education non-profit.