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Immigrant Social ServicesImmigrant Social Services
Our mission is to improve the conditions and promote the welfare of immigrant familities living at or below subsistence level in the Greater Chinatown community of New York City. To fulfill our mossion, we serve to: (1) provide educational enrichment... Read more
Our mission is to improve the conditions and promote the welfare of immigrant familities living at or below subsistence level in the Greater Chinatown community of New York City. To fulfill our mossion, we serve to: (1) provide educational enrichment and advocacy; (2) adress adjustment difficulties of chinese immigrant youth and familities; (3) affirm immigrants' cultural identities and foster pride in their hertiage; and (4) promote integration into mainstream american society.
Immigrant Social Services, Inc. (ISS), a non-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, was founded in 1972 to serve new immigrants in Manhattan's Chinatown/Lower East Side.
I am a parent and a former educator of 19 years. I put my son in this program with the hopes that he would benefit from the reading and math instruction. After reviewing his work and realizing the majority of the staff are students themselves, they were not on top of the children as far as grammar, spelling and proper sentence structure. In the area of math there was no real learning in showing my son how to use strategic approaches in acquiring the techniques you need to know now in the public school. For the exception of the lead certified teacher Ms. Churbo and her assistant Ms. Sara they were dedicated in helping my son and the rest of the children. If you are looking to volunteer in a educational program I would not recommend this program. There are many others in the lower east side that need volunteers that can learn the foundations and the kraft of education. Lastly, my son conveyed to me that he felt segregated from the rest of the class when meals and games were provided.