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Parsons and Milano Students Collaborate with El Centro del Inmigrante

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El Centro del Inmigrante is a Staten Island group that promotes the economic advancement and security of immigrant workers. Urban Policy students from Milano and Parsons’ Communication Design students partnered with El Centro during the Spring 2013 semester as part of a unique collaboration. The goal was to envision a new hiring hall in Staten Island that would provide workers with a safe, dry, and warm place to wait for contractors. It would include necessities like bathrooms, while also providing immigrants with services like job training and citizenship classes. Hiring halls would also help workers avoid harassment from residents, storeowners, and anti-immigrant groups.

Milano students: Nohely Alvarez, Nicole Brownstein, Justine Gonzalez, Benjamin Van Couvering, and Marco Zelaya

Parsons students: Leonardo Araujo, Shravika Bothra, Ambar Del Moral, Constantine Giavos, Jacob Hernandez,Anthony Iciano, Lindsey Kim

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