A pop-up enrollment center for IDNYC will be coming to the Bayside public library in January.
Members of the IDNYC team will be on-site to enroll applicants from Jan. 11 to Feb. 5. Interested parties should reserve an appointment at the Bayside Library online to ensure service. Applicants must have documentation proving their identity and residency in New York City.
Assemblywoman Nily Rozic is co-sponsoring the event along with the Korean American Association of Queens (KAAQ) and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.
Rozic said she is happy to expand IDNYC outreach into the Bayside community and make the application process more accessible.
“I encourage residents to apply and participate in a program that has increased access to vital city services that have made the world of a difference for many Queens residents,” she remarked.
According to Rozic, the initiative aims to reach out to the underserved Asian American community in Oakland Gardens, Bayside Hills and Bayside.
KAAQ President Paul Yoo said the organization is grateful to Assemblywoman Nily Rozic and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs for making this event possible in a heavily populated Korean American neighborhood.
“We encourage as many Korean Americans as possible to take advantage of this special opportunity, as it is a key resource for our community. ” Yoo said, adding that the future they hope more elected officials will open pop-up locations.
Grace Shim, executive director of the MinKwon Center for Community Action, said that the organization is an advocate of IDNYC for the Korean Americans who utilize the services.
“The response from our community to the IDNYC has been explosive, and this pop-up site will ensure that our community will more conveniently obtain this additional form of identification and access to great benefits,” Shim said.