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Open House Celebration on November 15th at College of Mount Saint Vincent Institute for Immigrant Concerns


College of Mount Saint Vincent’s Institute for Immigrant Concerns will host an Open House on November 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to celebrate their new location. Students and staff will be on hand to answer questions about the program. In addition, guests will be treated to photo displays of students’ native cultures, live music and entertainment.

The Institute for Immigrant Concerns, launched in May 1997, became part of the College of Mount Saint Vincent in March 2005. The mission of the Institute is to help immigrants, refugees and asylees achieve the dual goals of social and economic independence in their new country. Toward that end, the Institute annually provides more then 500 participants with English as a second language (ESL) instruction, job preparation and placement, social services and educational counseling.

The Institute is one of the few citywide ESL programs that serve immigrants from every borough and from the myriad neighborhoods in New York City. The Institute’s programs are supported by government funding, as well as by foundations and private individuals. In May 2007 the Institute moved to a larger, more centrally located facility at 4 West 43rd Street.

For more information, contact Donna Kelsh at (212) 421-9538 or