City announces multi-agency plan to support education needs of asylum-seekers


The Adams Administration has created a comprehensive support plan to support newly arrived asylum-seeking families with the resources needed to help with the educational needs of these families, officials announced Friday morning.

Named “Project Open Arms,” the plan aims to bring together several of the city agencies to provide wraparound services to help the incoming public school students with their academic, social-emotional, and language-based support. These agencies include the Department of Education (DOE), the New York City Department of Social Services (DSS), the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development.