The mission of the Institute for Immigrant Concerns is to equip adult immigrants and refugees of all nationalities with English as a Second Language (ESOL) skills, computer training, job readiness, and referrals for social services, empowering them to succeed in their quest for social and economic independence.
Since 1997, the Institute for Immigrant Concerns has served over 8,000 adult immigrants in New York City. Representing 110 nations, our students learn English to better embrace their new start in the United States. Our students create a ripple effect of change in their workplaces, homes, and communities.
Originally under the auspices of Marymount Manhattan College, and later, from 2005 to 2013, the College of Mount Saint Vincent, the Institute is now an independent non-profit corporation under the tax exempt 501(c)(3) status.
All are welcome and participants hail from a myriad of backgrounds and experiences. The Institute is especially proud of its work with vulnerable immigrants, namely undeserved asylees and refugees, victims of domestic abuse and violence, torture and persecution, and pre-literate individuals.