Make the Road New York is a second home to tens of thousands of immigrant and working class people of color.

Colorful murals and open doors welcome passersby into our storefront centers. From our nightly meals and community meetings to round-the-clock English classes and youth programs, we connect to every member of the family.

Our programs are designed to support families over years and even decades, first tackling crises – like an impending eviction or debilitating hospital bill – and then supporting community members to get on their feet, perhaps by training for a healthcare career or stabilizing their immigration status, and finally engaging clients and students in organizing to address root causes of our problems. The result is a resilient and tight-knit community that nurtures the self-sufficiency and leadership of each member.