Staten Island YMCA New Americans Welcome Center

The YMCA of Greater New York is committed to serving the immigrant population of the City, and in response to their needs, has opened New Americans Welcome Centers to help immigrants achieve literacy, cultural competence and self-sufficiency. The goal of the YMCA is to be recognized by every New American as a "safe haven" that provides multilingual information, resources and referrals and a wide range of services that will help them attain their goals.

The Staten Island YMCA New Americans Welcome Center (NAWC) serves as a multilingual information resource and referral center, and provides immigrant families with a wide array of instructional, vocational, recreational, family support and social services.

Instructional services include:
English as a Second Language
Cultural Orientation
Citizenship Preparation
Job Readiness and Computer Literacy​


Additionally, the NAWC offers its participants a flexible schedule of morning, afternoon or evening classes across Staten Island with classes ranging from beginner to advanced levels. A computer lab is open to all participants and community members.

The NAWC has been serving New York City's diverse, low-income immigrant population for over 30 years.

For more information on the Staten Island YMCA New Americans Welcome Center at the Counseling Center, please contact:

Joanne Springstead
Program Coordinator
Tel. 718-981-4382

For information about our New Americans Welcome Center, please contact:

Regina Marks
Program Counselor
Tel. 718-981-4382, ext. 13

For information about our Office for New Americans Neighborhood Opportunity Center, please contact:

Darragh Murphy-Caplan
Program Counselor/Educational Case Manager
Tel. 718-981-4382, ext. 13