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Adult English (ESL) Classes

CIANA offers new immigrants the opportunity to acquire basic English language skills in order to advocate for their families, achieve their personal and professional goals, and prepare for citizenship and civic participation.

  • When?  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30AM-12PM

  • Where? Virtual; Zoom link sent upon registration

Please call (718) 545-4040 or email sophie@cianainc.org for more information and to register.

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Civics Classes

CIANA prepares future Americans for the naturalization test and interview in small classes. Our Civics classes promote a better understanding of U.S. history, government, and American institutions, and promote civic engagement.

  • When?  Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30AM-12PM

  • Where? Virtual; Zoom link sent upon registration

Please call (718) 545-4040 or email sophie@cianainc.org for more information and to register.

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Immigration Legal Services

CIANA’s legal program assists with completing immigration forms, naturalization and permanent residency applications, family petitions, DACA renewals, adjustment of status, work permits, and other immigration issues. We offer low-cost legal consultations with an experienced immigration attorney to meet immigration needs.

Call (718) 545-4040 or contact us to schedule a consultation.

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Case Management

CIANA provides case management, information, and referral services to assist eligible individuals and families obtain affordable housing, SNAP, NYC Care, cash assistance, low-cost internet access, discounted MetroCards, IDNYC, employment and job training referrals, and a variety of other public benefits.

Call (718) 545-4040 or contact us to schedule an appointment with a Case Manager.

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Afterschool Homework Help Program

CIANA offers free one-on-one and small group homework help to elementary and middle school students in grades 1-8.

  • Where? In-person OR Virtual

  • When?  Mondays and Wednesdays, 4PM-5:30PM (in-person)                   Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3PM-6PM (virtual)

For more information, to register your child, or to volunteer as a tutor, call (718) 545-4040 or email sophie@cianainc.org.

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Services for Asylum Seekers

CIANA has been responding to the ongoing influx of asylum seekers in Astoria and across New York City for months. While we do not provide asylum assistance directly, we do conduct free legal screenings and provide referrals to organizations that assist with asylum, work permits, and temporary protected status (TPS). We provide assistance with NYC Care (healthcare), Fair Fares (discounted MetroCards), and IDNYC.

Call (718) 545-4040 or contact us to make an appointment.

If you need one or more of our services, contact us by phone, email, or directly on our website.

ESL Classes
Civics Classes
Legal Services
Afterschool
Case Mangement

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