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Member Benefits

NYIC Member organizations have access to a wealth of benefits. Click on the hyperlinks below or scroll down the page to learn about current and upcoming benefits for 2017 Member organizations. 

  1. Leadership/Organizational Development
  2. Funding Opportunities 
  3. Immigrant Concerns Training Institute
  4. Hosting an NYIC VISTA


The NYIC provides its Members with opportunities to participate in leadership development and networking programs and events during the course of the year. See below for upcoming opportunities:

  • Immigrant Civic Leadership Program (ICLP) 
    ICLP is a leadership development program run by CORO in partnership with the NYIC. It works to train emerging leaders in their development as advocates for immigrant communities. Member organizations will be prioritized for many of the program's spots.
         - The application for the 2017 - 2018 ICLP program is due on June 122017

  • Service Enterprise Initiative (SEI)
    SEI is an organizational development programs that trains and mentors organizations in learning how to integrate volunteers into all areas of their organization and develop effective volunteer management practices. SEI is a program of Points of Light, and is being offered to NYIC Members for free due to a partnership between NYC Service and the NYIC. 
         - The application for the 2017-2018 SEI program is due on June 16,



During the course of each year, the NYIC provides its Member organizations with several opportunities to apply for grants/regrants. See below for current Requests for Interest (RFI) and Requests for Proposals (RFP) open to Member organizations

Current Opportunities 
Click on the hyperlinked titles to learn more information and apply. 

  • RFP: Earn Your Future: Immigrant Financial LiteracyTM
    Grant to support organizations in facilitating financial literacy curriculum to immigrant communities. The curriculum is developed by Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC).
         - Awards are $10,000
         - The deadline for proposals is June 30, 2017

  • RFI: Rapid Response Funding, This is Our New York Campaign
    Grant to support organizations participating in the This is Our New York campaign, which is coordinating response efforts around protecting and promoting the interests of immigtants in wake of the 2016 presidential election. 
         -  Awards are anticipated to range from $5,000 to $50,000
         -  The deadline for proposals is currently open-ended

Past Opportunities 
Click on the hyperlinked titles to learn more information. 



The NYIC's Immigrant Concerns Training Institute (ICTI) provides trainings to attorneys and organizations in support of effective immigration legal services. The institute offers both Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and non-CLE trainings, in addition to trainings related to obtaining Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accreditation. To view the ICTI training calendar, please click here.

NYIC Member organizations can enjoy the following benefits related to the ICTI:  

Training Discount

* ONA - New York State Office for New Americans

Technical Assistance
Member organization staff are welcome to contact the ICTI for advice on how to resolve immigration legal questions. Member organizations seeking technical assistance should contact Legal Initiatives Associate Hallam Tuck at htuck@nyic.org



During the beginning of the calendar year, the NYIC provides its Members with an opportunity to apply to be a host site for a NYIC VISTANYIC VISTAs are AmeriCorps VISTAs who - through the NYIC - engage in full-time paraprofessional service for 12 months at a host organization, where they work on capacity-building projects in support of the host organization's immigrant-focused anti-poverty programs/services. The capacity-building projects that NYIC VISTAs can work on include coalition-building, communications, community outreach, fundraising, program development and volunteer management. The deadline for applying to be a NYIC VISTA Host Site for 2017-2018 is January 31, 2017. 

Click here to learn more information and access the 2017 - 2018 NYIC VISTA Host Site Application.


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