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.