NICE's 2021 Fundraiser


Due to an incident at La Boom early this morning, the venue is closed today forcing us to postpone our End-of-Year schedule for this evening, Thursday, December 16.

We understand that this change may cause great inconvenience for you and are sincerely sorry. We are rescheduling this event to January 2022 and will be in touch shortly with more information and details. Your sponsorship and purchased tickets will be honored. 

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your sponsorship or donation, please contact Vanessa Marquez at [email protected] or 914-316-4600. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.


When: NICE's End-of-Year Event featuring Immigrant Essential Workers, Rep. AOC, Sen. Jessica Ramos, BCTC President Gary LaBarbera, and more!

When: TBD

Where: La Boom (56-15 Northern Blvd, Woodside, Queens) or through Zoom video conference.



  • Immigrant Essential Workers: Astrid Villalba, MTA Cleaning Worker; Alberto Zelaya, Food Delivery Worker; Jesus Bueno, Day Laborer; Elena Ramos, Domestic Worker; Lola Balbuena, Restaurant Worker; Juan Mendoza, Construction Worker; and Imelda Santos, Cleaning Worker. Award presented by Congresswoman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
  • State Senator Jessica Ramos. Award presented by NICE Members & recipients of the Excluded Worker Fund (EWF).
  • Gary LaBarbera, president of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC). Award presented by NICE's Worker Rights Members Committee. 


  • Delicious food from a variety of local Latinx restaurants.
  • An awards ceremony organized by NICE members.
  • Community, live performance, DJ, and dancing!

Live Performance By: 

Bulla En El Barrio is a musical collective that explores Colombian bullerengue music, song, and dance. Bullerengue is a tradition that originated in the Caribbean region of Colombia, and it can be heard from los Montes de Maria all the way to el Uraba Antioqueсo. It is through the drums, chants, and dances that knowledge is transmitted from generation to generation. El Bullerengue is a lifestyle, a way to celebrate festivities, life, and the African legacy in Colombia.


Ticket Levels

$50 - Individual Ticket (Nonprofit)

$100 - Individual Ticket

$150 - Individual Ticket plus 1: For couples, friends, family, a date!, etc, or donate ticket back to NICE!

$250 - Sustainer: You plus 5 more tickets. Bring your group of friends, family, etc., or donate tickets back to NICE!

$500 - Activist: You plus 5 more tickets. Bring your group of friends, family, etc., or donate tickets back to NICE!

$1,000 - Changemaker: You plus 10 more tickets. Bring your organization, labor union, law firm, company, friends, family, etc, or donate tickets back to NICE! 


Journal Ads and Sponsorship Levels

$1,000 - Movement Friend: 2 tickets, Full Page Journal Ad (For Nonprofits)

$1,500 - Movement Supporter: 2 tickets, Full Page Journal Ad

$3,000 - Movement Champion: 5 tickets, Full Page Journal Ad, Logo on Event Website, Appreciations During the Program and on Social Media

$5,000 - Movement Partner: 10 tickets, Logo Displayed on Venue Screens, Prominent Full Page Journal Ad, Logo on Event Website, Appreciations During the Program and on Social Media

$10,000 - Movement Leader: 20 tickets, Prominent Logo Displayed on Venue Screens, Prominent Full Page Journal Ad, Logo on Event Website, Appreciations During the Program and on Social Media


Payment Methods

By Credit Card: Make purchases with your credit card using the RSVP form HERE

By Check: Make checks payable to New Immigrant Community Empowerment, Inc. and mail to us at 71-29 Roosevelt Ave, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights, NY, 11372 or hand to us at the event.

Can't attend but still want to support? Please consider making a general donation to NICE.

Make a General Donation



It has been a difficult 20 months, on all fronts. But it has also been a time in which the entire community stepped up in major waysa time that affirmed, if anyone needed to know, that #ImmigrantsAreEssential and that the work of community organizations like NICE is so critically important.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the immigrant community we work with did not qualify for social safety net programs during a time when even financially stable families were struggling.

As a result, NICE's staff and members stepped in and pieced together a COVID-19 emergency relief & recovery at an unprecedented scale. Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, our team has:

  • Issued over $3.5 million in cash assistance mini-grants, ranging from $400 to $1,000, to over 4,500 individuals and families.

  • Helped over 3,000 workers apply to the State’s Excluded Worker Fund (EWF) by hosting 52 in-person support clinics.

  • Assisted over 2,500 people to access COVID-19 related medical care and the COVID-19 vaccine. 

  • Distributed hundreds of thousands of pounds of meals and groceries.

  • Supported over 8,500 immigrant workers, including day laborers, food delivery workers, and domestic workers, with workforce development services through our Workers' Center.

  • Trained and certified over 3,500 immigrant workers in workplace safety with an emphasis on COVID-19 safety protocols

While we have accomplished a lot, the need continues, particularly in ensuring workers are trained and protected from abuse as they continue to work in some of the most dangerous, but critically needed industries.

Please consider attending our fundraiser or making a contribution today and enabling NICE to continue its COVID-19 recovery efforts and help thousands of individuals and families in 2022 and beyond. 

Thank you for your support. Wishing you a safe holiday season and a happy new year!



New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of immigrant workers & their families. We organize towards a society where immigrants can live and work with dignity & justice.