Center for the Integration & Advancement of New Americans

CIANA, the Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans, is a not-for-profit social services agency that serves new immigrants in New York City. CIANA specializes in providing culturally competent and language appropriate services to newcomers from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. Newcomers are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities available to them, to enjoy the freedoms and protections that the US offers, to take pride in their cultural heritage and to blend the best of their ethnic identity with that of their new country.
Ethnic Dinner / Fundraiser 
Join us for an ethnic dinner / tasting session of home-made Moroccan couscous, Yemeni kabsah chicken, Turkish kisir, Pakistani pakora and much more!

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Ms. Agarwal met with CIANA's founder, Ms. Emira Habiby Browne, and NYC immigrants who take classes and receive legal services at CIANA to hear first-hand about the organization's successes as well as its needs.

Legal Immigration Services: 
This year we initiatedaYoung Immigrant Legal Service Program (YILS), funded by DYCD, that serves young immigrants between the ages of 15-33.  It has allowed us to expand on our present legal/immigration services and provide vital legal services to a wider client population with a focus on DACA and DACA renewal, T/U visas, SIJS, Adjustment of Status, Family Petition and Asylum.  CIANA now also has in house staff attorneys, and we are able to assist clients in several languages.