The Open Door
The West Side

Mission: The Open Door empowers immigrants to reach their full God given potential to successfully integrate, participate and contribute to the well being of our society. Its vision is a new community of diverse individuals heading homes participating and thriving in the English-speaking economic mainstream as a model of community development.

Our volunteers create class structure and teach ESL curriculum by getting to know their students and building community within the classroom.
We invested grant dollars to support The Open Door in launching their first Manhattan program.
Only 1 out of 10 immigrants connects with a Christian when they move to the U.S. We love seeing our volunteers befriend the marginalized by sharing life with them, helping to equip them, and praying for them.

English as Second Language

  • Volunteers will co-teach 1 weekly class to immigrant community (mostly Spanish-speaking) on Wednesdays or Thursdays from 7-8:30PM for semester. 
  • Semesters are Sept-Dec, Jan-May. Classes are taught from Basic to Level 4 for 1 academic year.

GED Math

  • Volunteers will teach GED level math to students on Thursdays from 7-8:30PM for fall 2015 semester.

Computer Skills Class


  • Volunteers will teach basic computer skills to students on Thursdays from 7-8:30PM for fall 2015 semester.



All volunteers must be 18 or older to serve. Spanish language skills not necessary for all levels.

See below to sign up for these opportunities.
The Open Door

Volunteer Training: Co-teach TASC/GED Math or Basic Computer to Immigrant Community

Tue 522017
7:00 PM 8:30 PM
The West Side
“Before volunteering with The Open Door, I didn’t know how to share life with this growing immigrant community, but I’m having the best time experiencing how the love of Jesus so easily breaks down language barriers.”
Krista, Volunteer
Have an idea for a new nonprofit? We want to hear it!
February 05, 2016
We’re looking for people who have a "crazy idea" – an idea that would provide a Gospel-response respond to the needs of the poor and marginalized in New York City. An idea that would bring about flourishing and shalom to our city.