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. We Speak NYC 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:
Classes can be once a week for ten to seven weeks or twice a week for five weeks.
Cycle I: Summer Session
- Classes start June/July and run till August
Cycle II: Fall Session
- Classes start September/October and run till November/December
Cycle III: Spring Session
- Classes start February/March and run till May
If you are planning to partner with MOIA, you will agree to:
Recruit 20 students. If you have more than 20 students, we can assign more facilitators provided that there are classroom spaces for them.
Provide a suitable space to comfortably accommodate 20 students (once a week for 7-10 weeks).
Provide a working DVD player with 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 should be present at the site during WSNYC classes.
MOIA will agree to provide:
Trained facilitators (two per group when possible). If you have staff or community members who would like to facilitate a class, we will train them.
We Speak NYC DVDs and classroom materials.
Study guides for participants so that they can study at home.
Certificates for those participants who successfully complete the group, attending at least
6 out of 10 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: May 31
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):
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:
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?
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 10 weeks;
a DVD player and viewing screen suitable for up to 20 people to see the video and read the subtitles; and
20 adults to participate in the conversation group (sign-up sheet attached)
We will provide:
1. Please choose one
Training for a team of facilitators from your organization, or...
a team of trained volunteer facilitators from the WSNYC Project
2. a set of DVDs including episodes of We Speak NYC; 3. materials to facilitate conversation; 4. certificates for all participants who complete at least 6 group sessions; and 5. a 36-page workbook for all participants.