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Building Community. Growing Leaders.

For local food business, we offer a Kitchen Incubator with commercial cooking space. If you are looking to improve your culinary training, please see our classes with Hot Bread Kitchen. Click here to learn more. Eligible applicants may also apply to Latinx in Business for a 10-hour program that will help current and future business owners to learn how to expand their business. See more information.

Can Cypress Hills help me start a business?

We have a number of Business Grants available each year. Please see our Business Partners page for more information on your eligibility and the requirements. See more information.  

Can Cypress Hills help my business get a grant?

To receive employment assistance, you must be a participant in a workforce training program provided by Cypress Hills.We provide a CHAMPION training program for young adults, Healthcare Advanced Training, Transportation Advanced Training, IT Training, Culinary Training, Construction Advanced Training, and more for youth and businesses. 

Please visit our Career and Education page or contact Lowell Herschberger ( to learn more. See more information.

Can Cypress Hills help me get a job?

Eligible Asylum seekers who have just arrived in New York City can receive free and confidential help at the NYC Asylum Seeker Resource Navigation Center here..

CBOs/FBOs can schedule appointments for community members through and entering the Access Code 1624-1001-3024.

Other basic services are available at the Asylum Seeker Resource Navigation Center. The Center can also connect individuals with providers and community-based organizations throughout the five boroughs of New York City. To be eligible for services and referrals, you must:

  • Provide U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement paperwork showing that you entered the U.S. Southwest Border on or after January 1, 2022,

  • Currently live in New York City, and

  • Make an appointment with the Center

The Center is open to anyone who meets those three requirements. You do not need to live in a New York City shelter to access these services.

Centro de Navegación de Recursos Para Solicitantes de Asilo. Visita esta página para aprender más sobre Haga clic aquí.

NYC Asylum Seeker Response - MOIA

If you have questions that were not answered on this page, head to the “How Can We Help You?” form so a program staff member can contact you directly.

Asylum Seekers and Immigration

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