TEch:NYC's Members STAND UP FOR VALUES THEY BELIEVE IN

Tech Takes Action is a tool for the New York tech community to stand up for our ideals. Following the Administration’s announcement that it will rescind DACA, we’ve kicked off TTA with three opportunities that focus on helping Dreamers and immigrants in New York and across the country.

This platform provides curated opportunities to speak up, give back, and chip in. We’re starting with a focus on immigration, but we will update this site regularly to give our members and their employees a way to pool resources across the community and stand up for the values that we all believe in. It’s crucial that you sign up now so we can let you know when important opportunities arise. Together our voices are much stronger than they are alone.

 

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Brooklyn Community Foundation Immigrant Rights Fund was founded in late 2016 in response to mounting uncertainty and fear within New York’s immigrant communities, combined with reports of xenophobic and racist attacks nationwide, and the creation exclusionary government policies. 

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The NYC/CUNY Citizenship Now! Volunteer Corps helps provide free naturalization application assistance throughout New York City. These events are an opportunity for volunteers to make a contribution to our society, and to empower New York City's immigrant communities.                       

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Congress is now back in session after the summer recess. This is the time to call and ask your congressman to pass comprehensive bipartisan legislation that will help Dreamers. And, if your company has offices in any of these key congressional districts let them know where you and your colleagues stand.

 
 

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Who they Are

CUNY Citizenship Now! Is the largest university-based legal assistance program in
nation. They provide free, high-quality, and confidential citizenship and immigration
law services to all New Yorkers.

Why We Love Them

With 40 locations throughout New York City, CUNY Citizenship Now! serves 10,000
ndividuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship each year. They have also
extended their initiative to provide services in Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada, as
well as the greater New York Metropolitan Area.

What They Need

Volunteers to help to individuals and families complete their N-400 Applications for
Naturalization. Immigrants who receive assistance in filling out paperwork are three
times more likely to do so successfully.

Volunteer Now

Who they Are

Brooklyn Community Foundation Immigrant Rights Fund was founded in late 2016 in
response to mounting uncertainty and fear within New York’s immigrant communities,
combined with reports of xenophobic and racist attacks nationwide, and the creation
exclusionary government policies.

Why We Love Them

The $1 million fund is designed to support both the immediate and long-term needs
of immigrants across New York City. Brooklyn Community Foundation has created similar
rapid-response funds in the wake of Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and the Haiti Earthquake
in 2010. The organization’s approach ensures that it supports the most urgent community
needs while planning for a long-term response.

What They Need

The Immigrant Rights Fund will support both the immediate and long-term needs of
immigrants across New York City, while strengthening collaboration among
immigrant-serving nonprofits. Funds will support neighborhood-based, immigrant-led
organizations working on the frontlines to address legal, safety, and civil rights issues.

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