Immigrant Youth in NYC: Programs, Practices and Policy

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 8:45am to 11:00am

Where: Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor, NYC
Join us for a discussion that will focus on immigrant youth issues in New York City.  We will hear from the NYC Commissioner for Immigrant Affairs, the Department of City Planning Commission and youth leaders from several organizations serving diverse immigrant communities.

We will explore the local policy landscape, as well as specific issues in particular immigrant communities.  Funders will leave the session with a richer understanding of funding opportunities; a deeper appreciation of what to look for when making grant decisions; and a set of ideas on the role foundations can play in shaping policy, program and practice in this vital domain.

8:45-9:00 AM Check-in
9:00-11:00 AM Program


  • Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

  • Chhaya Chhoum, Executive Director, Mekong New York City

  • Zeinab Eyega, Executive Director, Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families

  • Shawn Morehead (Moderator), Program Officer, The New York Community Trust

  • Joseph Salvo, Planning Population Director, NYC Planning Commission

  • Javier Valdes, Co-Executive Director, Make the Road New York

Designed for: All interested funders.

Registration is required by September 21st. Please email

Please email with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number.  Please indicate which co-hosting foundation or organization you were invited by. (no fee)

Hosted by NYC Youth Funders, Philanthropy New York, and Neighborhood Funders Group

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