Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Partnerships

Free immigration legal services and workshops available through MOIA!
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Schools (Community Schools, ESDSVP, Empire)

Food Pantries/Soup Kitchens

DSS/HRA Locations

Single Stop Locations

ActionNYC Clinic Sites 

Homebase Locations

Financial Empowerment Centers

Health Action Center Locations

DHS Intake Sites

MOIA and Community Schools are proud to be continuing their partnership in providing free,safe, community based immigration legal services and information to students and their families throughout the five boroughs.

What is ActionNYC?

ActionNYC is two fold: 1) providing free legal screenings to find out eligibility for immigration benefits and

2) providing free legal help from an experience attorney on your case, ranging from citizenship, green card applications, to TPS and DACA. The program's goal is to provide 70-80 clinics in Community Schools alone!

I'm interested, what do I do next?

If you're interested in having this service available to your students, there are currently three options to pursue--

1. Host a Legal Clinic

***Please note: This program is currently prioritizing high school students***

Hosting an ActionNYC clinic is a great opportunity to bring legal professionals into your school to provide legal services and screenings. Clinics are held Monday-Friday during the school day. On the day of the clinic, MOIA will send legal navigators and attorneys to your school where they will meet with 21-24 clients (3-4 slots per hour), assessing their eligibility and assisting them in building a case for eligible benefits.

To host a legal clinic, the school is responsible for many tasks. Please see the full list here. If you are interested in scheduling a clinic for your school, please reach out to Julie Kim, ActionNYC Program Manager.

2. Refer a family to an ActionNYC site near your school

If your school does not host a clinic, you can refer individual families whose immigration status is in question to an local organization that hosts ActionNYC clinics on a regular basis. There are various locations throughout the five boroughs-- hospitals, non-profits, CBOs- where the legal clinic services are available by appointment only. Use the map above to find the site nearest to your school.

Interested persons must make an appointment before arriving at an ActionNYC site.To make an appointment, call 1-800-354-0365 between 9AM-6PM, Monday - Friday or call 311 and say "ActionNYC". Let them know which location you are interested in going to.

3. Hold a Forum on Know Your Rights (KYR)

The Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) is offering a one to two-hour educational forum for hard-to-reach immigrant communities to better understand and know their rights. Topics of the forum include:

  • Encounters with ICE and immigrant rights

  • DACA

  • Legal resources and legal fraud

  • Family planning

  • City resources

  • Combating hate crime/discrimination

To hold a forum, a school is responsible for certain tasks. Please read the full list of responsibilities here.
To request a KYR Forum, please complete this short form or contact Luke Strong