Do you believe in 

the American Dream?
We Need You!

By empowering New York City's newest Americans, we are investing in our communitiesJoin us and support CIANA!

The Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans (CIANA) is  a non-profit in Astoria, Queens, dedicated to serving immigrants and refugees  through an array of holistic services. Helping CIANA helps our communities stay safer, healthier and become more prosperous. The world geopolitical situation demands that we address the alienation of our immigrant families living on the periphery of society, ease the disaffection and potential radicalization of the youth and encourage our newcomers to feel an important part of our larger society. 

Our immigrant families are often lost in our complex legal, immigration, employment, and healthcare systems, and struggle to become self-sufficient and belong.  They want to overcome the language and cultural barriers they face, and strive daily in survival jobs to ensure a better future for their children and families.  We have responded by designing an integration model that addresses their language, citizenship,and educational needs, and by helping them gain access to opportunities for advancement so they can realize their aspirations as Americans.

Why do we need YOU? 
Continuing budgetary constraints make it increasingly difficult to continue our work and be agents of positive social change.  We urgently need community support to keep our doors open to those who need us most.

We are looking to You because you understand the struggle to succeed in face of barriers. You know how important it is to have the help and support of family and community. You can relate to the difficulties of bridging the gap between two cultures and taking the best of both worlds to achieve success. We look to you because you want to give back to your community. You want to help children, youth and families succeed, and understand the  struggles of parents who want the best for their children. 

What will your contribution do?

Every dollar will go to continuing our vital services and keeping our doors open for those who need our help the most. Become a “Friend of CIANA” and contribute to our cause. Join us in providing a friendly and welcoming safe space where immigrants are encouraged to take “the best of both worlds” and achieve their goals.

CIANA is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization, and all contributions are tax deductible as permitted by law.


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