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We Speak NYC

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Immigrants & Refugees


253 Broadway #4New York, NY 10007 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We Speak NYC (formerly We Are New York) is the City’s Free Supplemental English Language Learning Program. We Speak NYC organizes conversation groups that meet in 7-10-week conversation classes in all five boroughs and online. We aim to create a positive experience for all learners, utilizing community building and speaking to practical needs.


In person: WSNYC has engaged with 200+ partner sites and trained 700+ volunteers. These volunteers have facilitated over 750 in-person conversation classes for a total of 24.5K hours of community service and impacting over 15,000 learners.
Online: Having trained over 300 online volunteers, contributing more than 6,000 hours of community service, WSNYC has impacted 5,000+ unique learners since the onset of our remote classes. WSNYC has been able to reach learners from locations all across New York City and around the world.

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