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170 Forsyth Street, New York, NY 10002
Phone: 212-226-0317 | Fax: 212-925-0327 | E-mail:info@isacc-ny.org


PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

We provide a broad array of services to people from Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China, and other parts of Southeast Asia residing in the New York metropolitan area. Occupying over five thousand square feet, the Center includes offices, various recreation and education rooms, storage rooms, and a Buddhist sanctuary. A Board of Directors governs the Center. General elections are held every two years. Our funds stem from membership dues, private donations, corporate, and government funding. Following are some of the on-going services and activities that the Center offers to the community:

 

 

ON-GOING SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES
IMMIGRANT AND NATURALIZATION SERVICES COPMPUTER TRAINING FOR EMPLOYMENT FREE ENGLISH EDUCATION
SENIOR SERVICES HEALTH SERVICES FREE FOOD SERVICES

 

 

 

IMMIGRANT AND NATURALIZATION SERVICES

Citizenship and Immigration Services

This service provide application form assistance, disability assistance, citizenship classes (with textbooks, and CD published and regularly updated), and follow-ups. Other immigration applications such as relatives’ immigration, passport, Green Card replacement, children and citizenship applications are also provided. Thousands have benefited from this project and many have become citizens successfully since 1995.

Youth Employment Training Program

Supported by New York City Council, Classes in Practical English , Computer, and Job Development to refugee and immigrant workers in the community, these classes are designed to help individuals improve their prospects for a career change or career development. After tests, attendants will get Microsoft certificates, which will improve their job guaifications, In addition, these classes serve as a bridge for the immigrant and their families to achieve financial independence, and to stimulate our community’s economy.

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COPMPUTER TRAINING FOR EMPLOYMENT

Computer Training for Employment Classes

In Bilingual Cantonese-English and Vietnamese-English, Computer classes are offered to people of all ages with a wide range of literacy, from beginners to advanced, learning basic computer skill such as typing, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and QuickBooks.Resume writing,job search skills,interview practices are included in cirricula.

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FREE ENGLISH EDUCATION

ABE/ESOL Program

Funded by the City of New York, ISACC offers a number of multi-level ABE and ESOL classes in English, or bilingually with Mandarin, Cantonese or Vietnamese. Evening and weekend classes are also available to meet increasing demands from the community. Teaching staff are experienced and multi-lingual. These classes serve as a bridge for immigrants and their families to achieve financial independence and to stimulate our community's economy.

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HEALTH SERVICES

Free Accupuncture Service

The center provides free accupuncture service to individuals or low-income families with no medical insurance. Appointments are necessary and patients will be notified when their schedules are made.

Health Promotion Campaigns and Workshops

ISACC has been working with local universities,hospitals and health organizations such as Columbia University,Bellevue Hospital, NYU Center for Asian American Health, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, American Cancer Society, Saint Vincent Hospital, Downtown Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, and others healthcare facilities to outreach and screen low-income Chinatown residents for prostate cancer, diabetes, heart diseases, tuberculosis, hepatitis B, ental health,and other diseases. Through these campaigns, free flu shots are also administered yearly.

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FREE FOOD SERVICES

Free Food and Nutrition Education Services

Working with the New York City Common Pantry, the purpose of service is to provide nutritious food and education workshop to low-income families and individuals in the Chinese American community. Through outreach and referrals, the project serves over 280 people in need every month. Its monthly workshops' topics cover nutrition, health, food, and medical care.

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SENIOR SERVICES

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

Since 1994, under sponsorship by the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) and in collaboration with the Korean Community Services of NY, this program has helped older and economically disadvantaged participants acquire English language proficiency, job skills and employment through both classroom and on-site training.

Services for Elders and Religious Sanctuary

Although our members come from various places in Southeast Asia, they share similar cultural background and needs. The Center offers many kinds of activities, such as entertainment programs, field trips, parties, and workshops (from physical exercises to social benefits applications). With the high number of Buddhists in our community, the Buddhist sanctuary at ISACC offers a place for personal reflection and prayers, religious ceremonies, and celebrations of special events.

Cemetery Service

Concerned with the needs of our senior members, the Center owns a burial site with one thousand slots in East Brunswick, New Jersey. They are reserved for community members at special price.

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OTHER SERVICES

Language Assistance Service

We assist people with language barriers dealing with correspondence, benefit applications, bills, incidents, emergencies, and others.

Current Staff and Workforce

As of 2017, with 12 staff members, 8 trainees, and 7 volunteers, we were able to provide about 5,000 much needed individual services to the community. To continue providing and expanding programs in the future, we seek and welcome funding and support from all.

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