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PTA Meeting Agendas 2023 2024

  • Hybrid Meeting - Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • In Person Meeting - October 28, 2023 @ 10am / AOFE - Agenda
  • Virtual Meeting - Friday, September 28, 2023 @ 6pm - Agenda

AOFE Mental Health Resources 2023

YMCA New Americans Initiative Free ESL Virtual Classes

The YMCA  New Americans Initiative has a comprehensive virtual program serving individuals from all five boroughs in New York City.  In addition to on-line ESOL classes that focus on workforce development, technology and U.S. Civics, participants and community members can take advantage of weekly conversation classes, resources and referrals for services focused on immigration law, food, childcare, healthcare, etc., capacity building workshops and individual case management support, should they need.  

Our current cycle of classes is open for enrollment, we have space for beginner, intermediate and advanced classes that your constituents can take advantage of.  We offer four 10 week cycles annually and participants are welcome to stay as long as they need, to achieve their goals.  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and ABE (Adult Basic Education) classes are offered Monday-Thursday, in the morning, afternoon and evenings between 9:00am-9:00pm.  

To register for ESL classes, prospective students can click the following link:


Resources for Immigrant Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Ethnic and Community Media Roundtable

MOIA Commissioner Bitta Mostofi Mostofi, Department of Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot, and Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza hosted a Community and Ethnic Media virtual round table to ensure that community and ethnic press have access to critical COVID-19 updates. Watch the discussion here.

Call 311 for Rent Support

The City has activated a new hotline to assist tenants. Receive guidance on pressing issues like harassment, eviction, and benefits access. Additional support will be provided by the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants who can connect callers to free legal help.

Meal Hub

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.

  • Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
    • No one will be turned away at any time
    • All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time
    • Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites
  • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises
  • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
  • No registration or ID required

Use our Meal Hub lookup tool to find a location near you! 

What's on the Menu

Government Agencies

1.  Unemployment - How to File?
2. Mental Health:
3.  Temporary Assistance for Needy families (TANF)

Unemployment Benefits and New Student Loan Debt Tips During COVID-19

 Learn what benefits you may qualify for and how to apply. A new FAQ is available in multiple languages. View the FAQ.

Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, federal student loan payments are automatically suspended, without interest or penalties, for six months. No action is required by borrowers. View tips for federal student loan holders.