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Informational Workshops

Jul
27
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Resources for Immigrant Seniors--- In Chinese

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Topics:
• Understand the eligibility and process of entitlement programs such as SNAP, SCRIE, HEAP, reduced fare MetroCard, etc.
• Learn the benefits of applying for U.S. Citizenship/Naturalization and how to apply for a fee waiver, language waiver and medical waiver
• The difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
阿茲海默症和老人失智症的區別
Presenters names: Betsy Chau, Winnie Fung, Weijing Shi


Jul
29
3:00PM

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4:30PM

College Admission Series in Spanish

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

You will about what the SATs are, what role schools play in the SATs, the role the SATs play in the college application process, and how students should prepare for this standardized exam. In addition, you will learn about the college application process, the differences between early decision, early action, and regular decision, and the timeline that students should follow to get applications completed on time.


Aug
10
6:00PM

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7:30PM

What's Legal, What's not? Know Your Rights in New York--- in Spanish

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Topics:
• How to find out if a tenant lives in a rent stabilized/rent controlled apartment.
• How to obtain repairs from your landlord.
How to form a tenants association with your building neighbors against landlord harassment/neglect of repair work.


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Aug
17
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Financial Literacy for your Business— in Nepali

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Part I:
How to Get Access to Capital
• What are some of the lending requirements?
• What are some of your financing options?
• What are some of the best practices to get approve

Monday, August 17
6:30pm.
Part II:
Understanding and Managing your Credit
• Understanding credit report & score
• How to build good credit
• How to rebuild you credit, make disputes


Aug
19
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Understanding Dementia: What You Need to Know and Where to Go (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop will provide information on Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, discuss the different stages of the disease and what to expect, and include an overview of the programs and services and other available resources provided by Caringkind.


Aug
19
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Know Your Rights: Landlord-Tenant Issues (in Bengali)

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

In this workshop in Bengali, attorney at law Soma Syed esq., will explain the rights and obligations of tenants, as well information about lease agreements, security deposits, subletting, rent control, eviction and free legal resources.


Aug
26
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Homebuyers Seminar—Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Topics:
• down payment assistance programs and first time homebuyer mortgages, Landlord/Tenant Training, Credit Repair Boot Camp, Financial Capacity Building, First Home Club, and HomeFirst Down Payment Assistance.
• how to qualify for a mortgage in today’s market
• pros and cons of renting vs. buying
• how to purchase REO properties
• how to apply for government sponsored programs


Aug
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Financial Literacy in Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Part I
How to Get Access to Capital for your Business—Chinese

Topics:
• What are some of the lending requirements?
• What are some of your financing options?
• What are some of the best practices to get approve

Part II:
Understanding and Managing your Credit
Topics:
• Understanding credit report & score
• How to build good credit
• How to rebuild your credit, make disputes


Welcome to Coping Skills Informational Workshops

New Americans Program offers Copings Skills workshops: lectures and workshops to help immigrants adjust to life in America presented in select community libraries as well as the Central Library. Programs are presented in English and in the major immigrant languages of Queens by lawyers, teachers, counselors and other professionals. Topics presented include immigration law, becoming a citizen, tenant’s rights, career planning, starting a business, parenting, education and health.

 

For further information, please contact:

Fred J. Gitner
Assistant Director of New Americans Program and International Relations
Queens Library
89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11432

Tel: (718) 990-0892
Fax: (718) 990-8626
E-mail: fred.j.gitner@queenslibrary.org