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OUR MISSION

We are an educational and charitable interfaith organization of Russian-speaking Americans. We aim to develop the organizing power of our community, its successful integration in American civil society, advance immigrant rights, civic participation, and leadership development. We raise public awareness of our community and the achievements of its members and promote collaboration with other communities in the pursuit of a more just and fair society with equal opportunities for all.

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  RCCMB has a 501(c)(3) tax- exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service. Your tax-deductible gift to us supports our events and activities, strengthens progressive voices in the Russian-American community, and helps advance its integration into the fabric of American civil society. We will gratefully acknowledge your contribution that you can make by regular mail or online -

via PayPal:

or via NYCharities.org:

Amount: $

Our mailing address:

244 Fifth Avenue, Suite 200, New York NY 10001.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

     If  you are interested in volunteering for us, have some knowledge of Russian community as well as general immigrant affairs, and/or fundraising experience, please write about yourself and your interests to rccmb@rccmb.org.

 
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WHAT WE DO 

  

  ~  NEW: Free immigration consultations and citizenship assistance, in Russian and English 

      RCCMB Immigration Unit (led by Lisa Eisenberg, Esq.) provides free consultations and citizenship assistance in our midtown Manhattan office, currently once in two weeks (for appointments, please write to rccmb@rccmb.org or call 212-726-2082).  Services are provided in Russian as well as in English. RCCMB is currently the only Manhattan-based nonprofit created and led by immigrants from former Soviet Union countries to provide these services.

 

  ~  Assistance with integration into American society

      We educate newcomers from former Soviet Union countries about key venues for integration into the economic and political system, and help with access to social services, government agencies, religious institutions etc.

 

  Immigrant rights advocacy

      We advocate with city, state, and federal government, as well as larger nonprofits, for the interests of our community, esp. equal opportunity in access to employment for high-skilled immigrant professionals, anti-discrimination, language access, equitable access to philanthropic resources and government funding, etc., through several coalition arrangements, as well as on our own.

  

  ~  Opposing prejudice, bias and defamation

      We organize and help others organize community response to expressions of anti-immigrant, anti-Russian, anti-Semitic, and general anti-minority bias in the media, labor market, and the workplace.

 

  ~  Raising awareness of the Russian-speaking community

      We bring attention of government agencies, the media, and other communities in New York to Russian-speaking Americans' past and present, our recent growth in New York County, and our struggle for recognition and equitable access to resources.

 

  ~  Oral History of Russian-Speaking New York 

      Through our oral history archive, we educate ourselves and others about the remarkable role that Russian-speaking immigrants have played in New York's economy, culture and the arts, public affairs, and, not least, the struggle for justice and equality.

  

  Educating about the legacy of the civil and human rights movements in Russia and the former Soviet Union

      Since our inception in 2011, we have held every year a conference on some aspect of the movement for the freedom of emigration from former Soviet Union, a movement that has not only shaped our community experience, but was also a crucial part of international developments that helped bring down the Iron Curtain and end the Cold War.