El Centro del Inmigrante is a Staten Island group that promotes the economic advancement and security of immigrant workers. We partnered with El Centro during the Spring 2013 semester as part of a unique collaboration at The New School between Milano Urban Policy students and Parsons’ Communication Design students. Our goal was to envision a new hiring hall in Staten Island. The hiring hall 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.

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