GEmS seeks to strengthen immigrant communities to develop relationships and to deepen trust and understanding among people from different ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. Current programming includes teaching English as a Second language to adults, providing homework help for elementary and high school students and facilitating a women's conversation group.
Global Empowerment Services exists to empower global citizens to achieve their God given potential. GEMS achieves this by providing excellent program taught by dedicated, certified tutors and by being attentive to the needs of their students.
Children & Youth
Communities in Need
Affiliate Since

Our Partnership

Creativity From Our Volunteers
GEmS creatively seeks to serve the Jamaica, Queens community and its families by providing ESL programming for adults and after-school programming for its kids.
Training And Consulting
GEmS participated in our cohort-based Accelerator Learning Lab from January to May 2018. During this training, GEmS' leadership engaged in topics including board development, program design, and financial budgeting.
Why We Love This Affiliate
We love GEmS because they seek to empower South Asian immigrants through relationship building and community engagement.
More About Volunteering
Volunteers are instrumental in growing the organization's ability to provide services to immigrants in their community. Through participating in ESL and tutoring classes, volunteers are able to impact and help more immigrants and break down barriers between communities through tangible deomonstrations of love and community service. 
The first time when I came to GEmS Center, I didn’t have confidence. I thought, “I don’t know English. I don’t speak.” But now I’m a little bit better, and they helped me learn how to speak. I needed a job, and learning how to speak, how to interview — It was GEmS Center that helped me.
Kazi Parvin


Oct 10.19.2018
At Hope for New York, we are so excited to be expanding our network by three new affiliate partners to reach even more New Yorkers in need. Learn more about them here.