New York City's largest membership-based immigrant organization, Make the Road New York, to celebrate the opening of a new 5,000 square foot community center in Elmhurst, Queens.
Contact: Ana Maria Archila, 917.330.5337, or Andrew Friedman, 718.418.7690 x206 or 718.809.7158
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:† January 27, 2009† ††
WHAT: Make the Road New York (MRNY), NYCís largest membership-led, community-based organization, will host community members, elected officials and funders to celebrate the grand opening of our new, 5,000 square-foot office and meeting space in northwest Queens. Located in Elmhurst, the most diverse immigrant neighborhood in all of New York City, the new location is centrally situated to serve the surrounding neighborhoods of Jackson Heights, Corona, and Woodside, in which roughly 480,000 people reside. This new center will be a hub of community action and support - a place where thousands of immigrant New Yorkers will find opportunities for learning and civic engagement.
WHEN: Sunday, February 1st, 12:45 ††† ††† ††† ††† WHERE: 92-10 Roosevelt Avenue, Elmhurst (Take the Number 7 train to the 90th Street/Elmhurst station. Exit near the intersection of 90th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Walk east on Roosevelt Avenue towards Elmhurst Street until you reach 92-10 Roosevelt Avenue.) ††† ††† †††
*** PHOTO OPPORTUNITY *** Ribbon cutting ceremony with community members and elected officials
Since the November NYC elections, MRNY members have been hard at work setting the agenda for our next mayor, City Council and citywide elected officials.
We kicked off "Talking Transition" with a low-wage worker forum and our attorneys have been staffing a Single Stop clinic around the clock at the Transition tent.
Recently, our youth joined the Transitions conversation to bring education and police reform issues into the spotlight for the new elected officials. 17-year-old youth leader Cheyanne Smith was also profiled in the New York Times for her leadership to make NYC schools more respectful, safe, and dignified places for learning.