NEIGHBORS LINK CORP

aka Neighbors Link   |   Mount Kisco, NY   |  www.neighborslink.org

Mission

The Neighbors Link mission is to strengthen the whole community through the healthy integration of immigrants. Our mission is achieved by filling a service gap for new immigrant families, offering education and empowerment programs, involving longer-term residents in volunteer opportunities and creating substantive partnerships with other local organizations. Our strategies to educate, empower and employ families include a Worker Center, English as a Second Language (ESL) education, legal services and advocacy, workforce development, parent education, early childhood programs and academic support for school-age children of immigrants. Neighbors Link is headquartered in Mount Kisco, has three locations in Westchester County and offers services throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Ruling year info

2000

Executive Director

Ms. Carola Otero Bracco

Main address

27 Columbus Avenue

Mount Kisco, NY 10549 USA

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EIN

13-4088125

NTEE code info

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Economic Development (S30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Neighbors Link was formed in 1999 by community organizers in response to an increasingly hostile environment for the growing population of new immigrants living in Westchester County, NY. Neighbors Link recognizes that immigrants make our communities stronger, safer and more vibrant and we continue to work to bring together long term and newer residents to build a place where all community members can thrive.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

English as a Second Language Classes

At the core of our mission, education programs provide immigrant families with essential tools for integration. Neighbors Link offers a wide variety of English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, from classes run in partnership with Westchester Community College to computer-based learning to conversation groups with local volunteers. Nearly 800 learners take ESL classes with Neighbors Link each year.

Population(s) Served

Neighbors Link Community Law Practice provides critical legal services for the immigrant community, including asylum defense, naturalization, family reunification, DACA, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

The Worker Center facilitates connections to employment, advocacy for fair wages, and job skills training to help people move toward economic stability.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

The Family Center supports parents raising bilingual, bicultural children to succeed in school and beyond.
Programming includes parent education, early childhood development, academic support for students and partnerships to link families to community resources.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

Individual and Family Support Services are provided on issues related to housing, medical conditions, employment, accidents, and myriad family issues through an extensive network of well-established partnerships.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

Cultural Competency programs provide training to encourage meaningful dialogue about immigration issues for health care workers, social service providers, faith-based groups, educators and law enforcement.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

Community Engagement programs address issues related to knowing your rights when interacting with immigration or law enforcement, important updates on immigration policy and encouraging meaningful dialogue throughout the entire community.

Population(s) Served

Neighbors Link is actively working to harness the immense energy of community members who have turned to us to learn how to become active in advocacy for the immigrant community.

Population(s) Served

Neighbors Link is committed to bringing diverse communities together by engaging hundreds of volunteers in our programs each year. These opportunities inspire a culture of integration and collaboration among residents.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
Immigrants and migrants
Immigrants and migrants
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work

Awards

Circle of Giving Award 2009

Westchester Community Foundation

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

Volunteers

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Immigrants and migrants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

Community Engagement

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Neighbors Link mission is to strengthen the whole community through the healthy integration of immigrants. We work to educate, empower, and employ immigrant families, while continuing to build communities that value the many ways immigrants contribute to our economic, social and cultural diversity.

Our strategies to achieve our mission are through education, employment, legal services and empowerment for the immigrant community, as well as involving the entire community in dialogue about integration. The Worker Center provides a safe place for workers and employers to meet and negotiate work. Our Education programs include English as a Second Language (ESL) courses and academic support for school-age children of immigrants. Our Family Center offers parent education and early childhood programs. Also, through the Neighbors Link Community Law Practice, we are able to offer a variety of free legal services for immigrant families. Neighbors Link also engages all residents in dialogue about issues related to immigration.

In a typical year, Neighbors Link serves over 4,200 individuals through a variety of programs and services designed to empower low-income immigrants to move along the continuum from dependency to self-sufficiency. In 2020, we saw an influx in the number of people we served as a result of the pandemic; we served over 5,800 individuals in 2020 through our COVID-19 emergency relief services as well as our existing array of Neighbors Link programming. In 2020, community members received services including food, cash assistance, hot meals, diapers, and books more than 59,000 times and over 9,000 residents participated in our community engagement programs. In the near future, we will offer our services our new location in Yonkers, NY and we will work with governmental agencies to facilitate vaccine distribution in the immigrant community.

Financials

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NEIGHBORS LINK CORP

Board of directors
as of 7/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Elisa Burns

No Affiliation


Board co-chair

Jelane Caspar

Cynthia Brill

RR Donnelley

E. Sue Bicksler-Taub

Holbrook Cottage

Barbara Jackson

No Affiliation

Adrienne Marcus

Lexington Center for Recovery

Mary Weiss

No Affiliation

Teresita Wisell

Westchester Community College

Nancy Bauer

Umran Beba

PepsiCo

Elisa Burns

Jelane Caspar

Kathryn Hoenig

Robert Newborn

Christopher Robinson

Nancy Truitt

Orlando Barreiro, PhD

Nil Brittan

Kevin Conroy

Richard Hobish

Esq.

Libbie Poppick

Robert Shepardson

Joel Seligman

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/11/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
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Race & ethnicity

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