Partner Agreement Application
Thank you for your interest in We Speak NYC (WSNYC), a project of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA). We look forward to partnering with you to empower immigrant New Yorkers. WSNYC is a 17-episode Emmy-Award winning educational TV series designed to help immigrant New Yorkers learn to speak everyday English, while informing them about important New York City resources. The episodes address issues that most concern immigrants such as health care, healthy lifestyle, education, immigration legal help, elder care, early childhood education, and managing finances. Each episode is accompanied by a 36-page workbook with vocabulary and writing exercises.
We Speak NYC classes run through three cycles:
Cycle I: Summer Session
- Classes start late June/early July and run till August
Cycle II: Fall Session
- Classes start late September/early October and run till December
Cycle III: Spring Session
- Classes start late February/early March and run till May
If you are planning to partner with MOIA, you will agree to:
Recruit 20 students who want to practice intermediate English conversation.
Provide a suitable space to comfortably accommodate 20 adult students (once a week for 7-10 weeks).
Provide internet streaming (preferred) OR a working DVD player AND a viewing screen.
Choose start date that is within the WSNYC class cycles provided above.
Assign one of your staff members to be the WSNYC site coordinator to resolve any site issues and communicate with MOIA and the facilitators. The site coordinator must be present at the site during WSNYC classes.
MOIA will agree to provide:
Trained facilitators. If you have staff or community members who would like to facilitate a class, we will train them (preferred).
Free classroom teaching materials and WSNYC DVDs.
Study guides for participants so that they can study at home.
Certificates for those participants who successfully complete the group, attending at least 4-6 classes.
To sign up as a partner, please fill out the following application. If you plan to sponsor more than one group, please fill out one form for each group you plan to host.
Partner registration deadline: Summer Cycle I deadline: Appil 30
Fall Cycle II deadline: July 31
Spring Cycle III deadline: December 31
Name of your Organization:
Name of Conversation Group Site (if different):
Street Address of Site:
First Name of WSNYC Coordinator (the main contact person at the site): Please note this person must be on site, or designate someone to be on site, for all WSNYC classes.
Last Name of WSNYC Coordinator:
Email Address of Contact Person:
Telephone Number of Contact Person:
Telephone Number of Site (if different):
For Which Cycle are you signing up:
• Cycle I - Summer Session
• Cycle II - Fall Session
• Cycle III - Spring Session
WSNYC Class Exact Start Date (date should be consistent with the cycles):
Day of your Conversation Group: Please note that evening and weekend classes are more likely to have volunteer facilitators from WSNYC placed.
Time of your Conversation Group:
Full Name of Person Filling out this Form:
Can this class accept drop-in students?
Can we list your organization’s address on our web site?
Does your organization have internet capabilities? (Preferred)
By signing this form, you are agreeing to become a We Speak NYC site partner and to provide:
an appropriate meeting room for the conversation group, reserved for the same day and time each of 7-10 weeks;
Internet streaming or a DVD player and viewing screen suitable for up to 20 people to see the video and read the subtitles; and
20 intermediate English adults to participate in the conversation group
We will provide:
1. Please choose one
Training for a team of facilitators from your organization (preferred) or...
a team of trained volunteer facilitators from the WSNYC Project
Recruit 20 intermediate English learners; internet streaming/DVD player and viewing screen; site coordinator on site at all times; 2 hour class once a week for 7-10 weeks
Internet streaming capabilities; staff or volunteers from your organization to lead the class; classes during evening and/or weekends
A class will not be confirmed until this application has been reviewed and site requirements have been verified over the phone or in person. Sites with preferred capabilities will be given preference in approving classes and placing volunteer facilitators.
I have read and understood the above requirements and preferences