We are excited to introduce the Immigrant Civic Leadership Program 2021 cohort! These participants will be using New York City as their classroom to explore how they can influence meaningful change and address complex challenges in their work serving immigrant communities. By the end of the program, participants will develop a deeper understanding of policy and decision making in the city, the skills to lead change in their organizations and communities, and a network of engaged and influential alumni to support them in reaching their goals.

Abeer Alharazi

Deputy Director, Yemeni American Merchants Association

Judy Cai

Director of Grants, New York Foundation for the Arts

Joseant Cardoso Rojo

Senior Attorney, Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)

Somia El-Rowmeim

Executive Director, Women's Empowerment Coalition of NYC

Veronica Gonzalez

Social Work Manager, Her Justice

Karl Hart

Manager, Student Services, The English-Speaking Union

Jennifer Hernandez

Lead Organizer, Make the Road NY

Dennise Hernandez Armenta

Education and Outreach Coordinator, UnLocal

Eun-Kyung Kim

Executive Director, YWCA of Queens

Megha Lama

Senior Organizer Immigration, Adhikaar

Fedia Louis

Psychiatric Social Worker, NYC Health & Hospitals-Kings County Hospital

Steve Mei

Director, CPC Brooklyn Community Services, Chinese-American Planning Council, CPC

Socheatta Meng

Director, Southeast Asian Defense Project

Ahmed Mohamed

Legal Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations, New York (CAIR-NY)

Maimunatu Mohammed

CEO | Business Owner, Zonya Inc

Julio Olaizola

Project Administrative Officer, Research Foundation for SUNY

Andrea Ortiz

Senior Manager of Education Policy, New York Immigration Coalition

Hadiza Osuji

Executive Director, African International Collaborative Center (AICC)

Ravi Reddi

Associate Director for Advocacy and Policy, Asian American Federation

Monica Rodriguez-Aguilera

Senior Associate, Executive & Grants Associate, Nonprofit Finance Fund & La Colmena

Dorian Rojas

Supervising Attorney, Safe Horizon Immigration Law Project

Louisa Tatum

Career Coach & Program Manager Consultant, NYPL

Samantha Van Doran

Development Director, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project

Sandra Velez

Director of Education, Qualitas of Life

Ariana Branchini

Director of Economic Development, Alliance for Downtown New York


ICLP is a partnership with the New York Immigration Coalition:

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extend opportunity to all.


Generous support has also been provided by: