Office for New Americans

Welcome To The Office Of New Americans Neighborhood Opportunity Center

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo established the Office of New Americans (ONA) to assist new-comers to New York State who are eager to contribute to our economy and become part of the family of New York State. ONA helps New Americans fully participate in New York State civic and economic life. We are committed to strengthening New York States welcoming environment for New Americans. The awarding of this special grant to the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees was an acknowledgement of the work the Center was already doing to fulfill the Governors goals and build community with many cultures.

ONAs Opportunity Center services and activities include:

  • Adult English Classes (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)

    Locations:

    Days and times offered:

     

    MVCC Educational Opportunity Center
    524 Elizabeth Street
    Utica, NY 13501

     

     

    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
    4:00pm – 6:00pm

     

    Gilmore Village Computer Lab
    929 Hillcrest Avenue
    Utica, NY 13501

     

    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    10:00am – 1:00pm

     

     

    Vega-Martinez Center
    1736 Armory Drive
    Building #99
    Utica, NY 13501

     

     

    Mondays and Wednesdays
    10:00am – 1:00pm

     

    MVRCR
    309 Genesee Street
    2nd Floor Conference Room
    Utica, NY 13501

     

     

    Monday
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

     

  • Citizenship and Naturalization Classes. NO Registration necessary!

    Locations:

    Days and times offered:

     

    MVRCR
    309 Genesee Street
    Utica, NY 13501

     

     

    Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
    10:30am – 12:00pm

     

    MVCC Educational Opportunity Center
    524 Elizabeth Street
    Utica, NY 13501

     

     

    Wednesdays
    5:00pm – 6:30pm

     

     

    Utica Public Library
    303 Genesee Street
    Utica, NY 13501

     

     

    Monday and Thursday
    5:00pm - 6:30pm

    -Free legal consultation days for "red flag" issues (call for schedule)
    -Citizenship study guides and materials.
    -Entrepreneurship Workshops
    -Quarterly information session on how to start and run a small business.
    -One-on-One consultations.

  • Business Classes 
    Contact the ONA office for dates and registration. (315) 738 1083 ext. 131

Download the ONA brochures or other translated material:

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For more information contact Jessica A. Hernandez (315) 738 1083 ext. 131 or JessicaH@mvrcr.org