Join Free Classes for Immigrants in Midtown Manhattan
It can be hard for newcomers to find good jobs. That’s why we created Rubic.Career, a weekly workshop series for immigrants — and by — immigrants. Our goal is to help you succeed in the States!
The 3-hour workshops (no worries, there will be breaks!) consist of two parts:
- An English-language class to improve confidence, communication skills, vocabulary and an understanding of U.S. work culture.
- A guest-speaker series with Q&A. Experts will explain specific topics such as getting a work permit, starting a credit history and writing a resume.
Please fill in this form to preregister for the workshop series.
Here are the people behind the workshops.
Joye Dawkins is a successful, Jamaican-born international banker who lives and works in New York City. She has traveled to more than 35 countries and is fluent not only in English — which she speaks with both a British and U.S. pronunciation — but also in French and Spanish. She holds a Master’s degree with honors from Hunters College in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). Joye views teaching English as a way of empowering others to achieve their goals — goals that include gainful employment and a better standard of living. She brings her years of professional practice to the multicultural classrooms, where she fosters a positive learning environment. A lover of travel and the arts, Joye enjoys singing with a New York-based choir that tours the world.
Kate Panova is an immigrant from Ukraine who arrived in New York on a Fulbright scholarship in 2013. She worked in journalism for many years, contributing to major outlets such as National Geographic and Forbes. In 2014, during a winter break from her studies in the U.S., she witnessed people being shot in Maidan Square, in Kiev, her hometown. Once back in the States, fate played a part and she got pregnant with her first child. Trying to figure out a way to stay in the USA with her family and get a work permit, she started a community on Facebook. It was so successful that soon after she launched Rubic.us, a website that helps users navigate the immigration process and life in the States. She is a green-card holder and the proud mom of two American children.
First Guest presentation and Q&A: Asylum and other immigration pathways to the U.S.
Speaker: Boris Palant is an immigration lawyer born in the former Soviet Union. He has decades of experience in the U.S. and has represented hundreds of clients from many countries and all walks of life. He prides himself in being the type of attorney who stays in touch with his clients even after their cases are closed. He appears frequently as a legal expert on both Russian-language and English-language media. Boris is a best-selling author of both fiction and non-fiction books on immigration and law. He has offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Connecticut. To learn more about his work and read some reviews, visit Avvo.
Please fill in this form to register for the workshop series.
If you have any questions or would you like to help with the workshops, please email Kate at [email protected]