To kick off Immigrant Heritage Month Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC participated in the #IAmAnImmigrant Pop-Up in New York City on Saturday, June 3rd. The Pop-Up served as an opportunity to celebrate and honor the contributions of immigrants in the United States, to draw attention to immigrant issues, and to expose local organizations (like us!) to the general public.
The event included art, food, performances, service activities, workshops, celebrity panels, and more! Cabrini Immigrant Services staff and volunteers hosted a service activity to benefit our Angel Fund Scholarship Program; a program that provides funding and support for low-income undocumented students who are pursuing higher education. Participants were asked to bring school supplies and gift cards and to write notes of encouragement for our scholarship recipients.
Hundreds of people came through the space throughout the day, including passing tourists, local families, activists, and even a contingent from the “March for Truth,” which was happening nearby! We connected with many new partners and allies and were blown away by the number of donations and kind letters we received! You can see a short video of the event here: bit.ly/CISPopUp