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Immigrant Advocacy Group Breaks Ground on 3-Story Community Center in North Corona

Rendering: Make the Road NY

Feb. 7, 2019 By Christian Murray

An immigrant advocacy organization broke ground on a 3-story community center on Roosevelt Avenue today.

Make the Road New York–which provides immigrants with educational, health and legal services–is building a 24,000-square foot, 3 story building that will include office space, multiple classrooms, a commercial kitchen, a dining area and outdoor space.

The building, which is going up across the street from Corona Plaza at 104-19 Roosevelt Ave., is expected to be completed in 2020.

104-19 Roosevelt Ave. (Google)

The facility will be Make the Road New York’s first community center of its own. The organization currently rents space in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester County and at 92-10 Roosevelt Ave.

The organization will move out of its 92-10 Roosevelt Ave. location and into the new building upon its completion. The offices outside of Queens will remain open.

The new community center will serve as the new hub in Queens, where community members can access services such as a food pantry, adult literacy classes, civic engagement programs and arts programs. The organization serves about 16,000 people in the borough on an annual basis.

Rendering (Make the Road NY)

“In the face of an anti-immigrant administration, MRNY is building this new, permanent home in immigrant Queens—a place of community, dignity, strength and safety,” the organization said in a press release. “Our new community center will be a place of dignity, strength and safety for all.”

 

 

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JH resident

I hope this organization didn’t receive any funds from the city. The city gives illegal aliens enough resources at the expense of taxpayers already, they don’t need a place to hang out as well.

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Tony

Is ‘Make the Road New York’ an advocacy organization for legal, or illegal immigration?

Just asking.

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Black Forest Iced Cake

When a human being is in need, it is the right thing to do to help them in whatever way possible. Have we lost all respect for human kindness? Legal or “illegal”… a human being who is desperate for help should be helped! Stop labeling people and start HELPING them!!

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Maria Luisa

Have we lost respect for the rule of law? As far as I know, nobody should be above the law. This is what makes all men equal

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