F Y 2016
A Message From Our Executive Director Dear Friends of NMIC, Since 1979, NMIC has been a source of support and opportunities for the most vulnerable community members in upper Manhattan, and now the Bronx, constantly evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of our community. Thanks to your support, NMIC celebrates our 37th anniversary having served more than 14,000 community members over the past year. This year has also been an especially exciting period of M ARIA L IZARDO , LMSW growth, from the announcement of our first Bronx office, to the one year anniversary of our main office in Washington Heights, we are expanding services to meet the needs of our growing community. I have never been more proud of the life-changing work that we do. We have come a long way from our founding staff of two who advocated on behalf of immigrants facing discrimination. Today, our staff of over 100 continues to empower immigrants and underserved community members with services that span five integrated departments: Community Organizing, Education & Career Services, Legal Services, Social Services, and Weatherization. Highlights from the past year include: • • • •
Increasing access to legal services for Bronx tenants Integrating mental health support for 700 clients through Connections to Care Doubling the scale of our immigration legal services through ActionNYC Bridging the digital divide with three new mobile technology classrooms for students
On behalf of NMIC’s board of directors and staff, we hope that you are as proud of these accomplishments as we are, and ask for your continued support as we tackle the challenges that lie ahead. Stay connected with NMIC by visiting our website, following us on social media, and by signing up for our quarterly newsletter. I look forward to our continued partnership.
First Lady Chirlane McCray visits NMIC in support of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Connections to Careâ&#x20AC;? mental health services
OUR MISSION: To serve as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of the people in our community on their paths to secure and prosperous futures. Community members unite to form new Childcare Worker Cooperative
The Need Upper Manhattan and the Bronx are home to many vibrant neighborhoods of low- and middle-income families, many of whom are also immigrants. The communities we serve are filled with some of the most hard working New Yorkers you’ll ever find, yet many struggle to meet their basic needs due to a lack of resources and support necessary to build stable homes for their families and work
towards their goals. As affordable housing becomes scarcer throughout the city, we have seen the most vulnerable members of our communities become the first victims of displacement. Despite these obstacles, we have seen time and time again just how resilient and determined our communities are, and we will continue to fight with them to ensure they can not only survive, but thrive.
Where MAIN OFFICE
45 WADSWORTH AVENUE , NE W YORK , NY 10 033 The full array of NMIC’s services are offered our main office in Washington Heights. Located just steps from our previous office, 45 Wadsworth Avenue became NMIC’s new and improved home in late 2014. The modern 9-story facility was designed with the myriad needs of community members in mind.
8 CLINTON PL ACE BRONX , NY 10453 Our newest office in University Heights specializes in legal services for Bronx tenants facing housing issues.
111 CENTRE STREET NE W YORK , NY 10 013 Our office within the Manhattan Housing Court provides emergecy eviction prevention services.
COMMUNIT Y HE ALTH OFFICE
2183 AMSTERDAM AVENUE NE W YORK , NY 10 032 The Community Health Office provides guidance and support to NewYork-Presbyterian patients (by referral only).
of NMIC’s clients reside in Manhattan & the Bronx
How We Help FROM CRISIS TO SELF-SUFFICIENCY NMICâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs provide holistic support to clients with a wide array of needs. From crisis-intervention to capacity-building programs, we create opportunities for mobility and prosperity.
SUPPORTING THOSE IN CRISIS We address some of the most critical needs of individuals and families through legal support. Since our founding in 1979, housing and tenant justice have persisted as one of the biggest challenges facing our communities. As affordable housing becomes increasingly scarce
throughout New York City, we have responded to recent increases in displacement in the Bronx by opening our first satellite office, which is located in University Heights.
CRE ATING OPPORTUNITIES As one of the leading poverty-fighting organizations in the City, we believe all clients are assets to the community and have the potential to soar higher than they imagined if they are given two things: tools and opportunity. At NMIC, we have a wide range of educational, vocational and professional programs that build
on clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; strengths, taking them one step closer to achieving their dreams. Whether they are community members learning their first words in English so they can obtain citizenship, or young parents finishing their high school education while participating in an internship, all clients leave with new tools for success.
I was referred to NMIC because I was being beaten, robbed and sexually assaulted by my husband. I was terrified to say out loud what was happening, especially as an undocumented immigrant. In less than two years, I am free and alive. Sarah has helped me realize that I deserve real love and motivated me to never give up hope. Aleida helped me obtain a work permit and legal status. Now, I work full time and have been accepted to CUNY to become a nurse. - DV & LEGAL SERVICES CLIENT
By The Numbers from
Financials CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT, YE AR ENDED JUNE 30, 2016 STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES
REVENUE Government Grants & Contracts Contributions Program Revenue Rental Income Other
$ $ $ $ $
10,804,409 10,893 308,214 17,500 107,094
Program Services Administrative Deferred Rent Adjustment*
$ $ $
9,617,507 2,297,097 (727,827)
Change in Net Assets
Net Assets - Beginning of year Net Assets - End of year
I N DE PE N DE N T FI N A N C I A L AU D I T BY M AY E R H O F FM A N M C C A N N C PA S
* $2,517,716 in effective rent based on GAAP-mandated averaging of long-term lease payments on NMIC's main office minus $1,789,889 actual rent leaves a $727,827 artificial deferred rent adjustment.
Leadership E XECUTIVE STAFF Maria Lizardo, LMSW Executive Director
Jeffrey Rosengarten Chair, Emeritus
Rosaura Morales Chief Financial Officer
Sandra Harris, LMSW Acting Chair
Greg Bangser Director of Strategic Development & Operations
John Lyons Treasurer
Paula Walzer Director of Development
Leydis De La Cruz Secretary
Roger Messiah Director of Technology & Information Systems
Edward Cuesta Board Member
SENIOR STAFF William Blair Director of Education & Career Services Lourdes Mo, Esq. Rodrigo Sanchez-Camus, Esq. Acting Co-Directors of Legal Services Evan Hess Director of Organizing Dan Rieber Director of Weatherization
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Evelyn De La Rosa, MSM Board Member Kimberlee Gonzalez Board Member
Supporters FOUNDATION & CORPOR ATE GR ANT SUPPORT
COMMUNIT Y SUPPORT ASK Construction
New Heights Realty
Association for Energy Affordability
Bronx Lebanon Hospital
NYP Ambulatory Care Network Real Windows & Doors
Riverdale Electrical Services
Columbia University Medical Center
Simone Song Properties
Columbia Wine Co.
Lemle & Wolff
Sterling Sanitary Supplies
AFFILIATED ORGANIZ ATIONS
Contact Us 212-822-8300 WWW.NMIC.ORG
Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of the people in our community on their paths to secure and prosperous futures.