A hub for learning, innovation, and best practice in fields related to migration and health
The Center for Immigrant, Refugee and Global Health (CIRGH) is an interdisciplinary effort of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. Its mission is to advance scholarship, practice and understanding of the health and related challenges faced by immigrants and refugees at local, national and global levels.

About Us

Located in the heart of Harlem, the Center focuses on practical approaches to reduce health inequities in immigrant and refugee communities, both domestically and around the world. We aim to provide a scholarly basis for the development of healthy urban centers, equitable access to health services, and a deeper understanding of the linkages between migrant health and health disparities. 

Las Abogadas follows a group of immigration attorneys over a four-year odyssey as the U.S. Government upends every law to protect those fleeing from violence and war.


Rebecca, Charlene, Jodi, and Mulu face intense desperation and frustration as they give legal advice in the brutally hot Mexican sun to families desperate to see American soil. From setting up their legal clinic in a Volkswagen bus amongst 5,000 migrants to confronting human traffickers in a makeshift refugee camp along the Mexican side of the border, we watch our subjects’ surreal journeys to try and help.


The documentary will be screened in person at Lehman College (250 Bedford Park Blvd W, The Bronx, NY 10468) on March 15, 2023 at 6:00pm. Following the film screening, there will be a discussion with Charlene D’Cruz (human rights and immigration attorney) and Victoria Bruce (director).

Are you passionate about ensuring the safety of children around the world? Then join Keeping Children Safe from the 28 to 30 March 2023 at this free online conference!

Don’t miss the opportunity to register for this free conference, which gives practitioners, decision-makers, researchers and key stakeholders a platform for to share their research, case studies, resources and good practices on putting child safeguarding measures at #TheHeartOfTheSystem.

You will have the opportunity to learn about Keeping Children Safe’s International Child Safeguarding Standards and how they can help you protect children in your organisation.


Talks will also cover case studies on ways of integrating child safeguarding into National Child Protection Systems in Nigeria, Zambia, Uruguay, and Guatemala.

Register today for this free global summit and be a part of the conversation on how to put Child Safeguarding at the heart of National Child Protection Systems.


The grant supports eight (8) regional Migrant Education Tutorial and Support Services (METS) program centers across New York State. The goals of the METS are to support the identification and recruitment of migrant-eligible children and youth, agricultural workers, fishers and their families, and to provide them with evidence-based supplemental educational programs and supportive services based on their needs as well as current and emerging data. The METS program centers will implement activities including, but not limited to, strategic tutoring and academic support, mentoring, and academic and/or career counseling, and seek to strengthen family-school-community partnerships, promote parent and family engagement, facilitate social-emotional well-being, foster positive self-identity, and increase students’ access to educational opportunities through promoting advocacy to self-advocacy and identity development, and other supportive services. 

A complete electronic application in Microsoft Word (.docx) or portable document format (.pdf) must be sent to MIGRANTRFP23-28@nysed.gov by no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 19, 2023.