CCANO: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for a Naturalization Workshop, November 14th and 15th

Dear All:

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans will be hosting a two-day naturalization workshop at 2505 Maine Avenue in Metairie on November 14 and 15, from 9 am until 5 pm each day. We are hoping to pre-register up to 72 applicants. During the workshop, each applicant will be screened for naturalization eligibility by one of our staff BIA Accredited Representatives. Those applicants who are deemed eligible to apply for naturalization will then be sent to a volunteer station to fill out the naturalization applications. We are allocating roughly 2 hours to prepare each application. All applications filled out by volunteers will be reviewed by our staff before they are mailed to USCIS.

We thank those of you who helped at the last citizenship workshop (& hope you’ll come back!), and we welcome new volunteers! On each day of the workshop, we are hoping to have enough volunteers to prepare 9 applications from 9 am-11pm, 9 applications from 11am-1pm, 9 applications from 1pm-3 pm, 9 applications from 3pm -5 pm. Therefore, this call for volunteers includes a need for:

1. Legal: Attorneys/ law students/ paralegals who can help eligible applicants fill out the naturalization application (a.k.a. Form N-400).

2. Translators: to assist attorney/law students/ paralegals fill out N400s

3. General: volunteers to help register applicants, set up, shut down, etc.
If you are interested and available to volunteer at any of the times below, please write your name, contact information and volunteer title (legal/ translator/ general) in all of the time slots that you will be available and send the chart back it in a reply to:

Reyna Croft

and Annie Johnston

If you know others who might be interested, please forward.

We will hold at least one training session the week of the workshop, time and date TBD. (If you have any suggestions on best location for training or if you would like more than one training session at a location convenient to your organization, please let us know!)

Friday, 11/14/2014                                   Saturday 11/15/2014

9 am- 11 am                                                 9 am- 11 am
11 am – 1 pm                                                11 am – 1 pm
1 pm- 3 pm                                                   1 pm- 3 pm
3 pm-5 pm                                                   3 pm-5 pm


Annie Johnston, Esq.
Immigration Staff Attorney
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
Mailing Address: CCANO, 1000 Howard Ave., 2d Floor, New Orleans, LA 70113
Office Address: Family Justice Center, 701 Loyola Ave., 2d Floor, New Orleans, LA 70113
Office: (504) 310-8765
Cell: (504) 460-2341
Fax: (504) 310-6827

Tulane’s Center for Public Service: “Non-profit Board Development and Management” Workshop on November 19th

Dear Community Partners,

You and your colleagues are invited to the fourth Toolkit Workshop of the Fall 2014 semester, “Nonprofit Board Development and Management” two weeks from today.
· When: Wednesday, November 19th, 9am-11am

· Where: Tulane City Center, 1725 Baronne St, New Orleans

· Who: Nonprofit and Board Professionals, Tulane CPS Staff

This workshop will provide real life best practices from local community partners and leaders on how to build and sustain an engaged and diverse board that will help rather than hurt your organization.

· Presentations by Nonprofit leaders

· Networking opportunities

· Food from Liberty’s Kitchen

The event is free of charge, but please make sure to RSVP HERE and we look forward to seeing you there!



P.S. It’s not too late to attend our workshop this afternoon from 3pm-5pm at the City Center on Volunteer Management
Theodore Nathan | Senior Program Coordinator for Campus Community Partnerships
Tulane’s Center for Public Service | Tulane University
Alcee Fortier Hall | 6823 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118
O: 504-862-3352 | C: 973-534-5516 | F: 504-862-8061 | MBA Candidate 2015

Tulane University: Public Service Internship Fair, November 12th


You’re invited to the Fall 2014 Public Service Internship Fair.  If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, don’t wait and join us in recruiting student interns for Spring and Summer 2015

November 12, 2014
From:  5:30 pm to 7 pm
Lavin-Bernick Center, Qatar Ballroom
6823 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118


Dear Community Partner,

The Tulane Public Service Internship Team would like to invite you to reserve a table at our Public Service Internship Fair on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in the Tulane Lavin-Bernick Center, Qatar Ballroom. To participate in the fair, please click here to RSVP. Food and refreshments will be served.

The Center for Public Service Internship Program aims to offer quality internship opportunities to Tulane students in a variety of fields. The Internship Fair provides an excellent chance for you to meet with undergraduate students seeking unpaid, public service internships for the Spring and Summer 2015 semesters.

Tables will be provided for you to set up your materials. Wi-Fi access is also available on demand. We recommend that you type up descriptions of the internship(s) you wish to fill and include your contact information. Bring business cards, brochures, and any other useful information.

You may arrive at 5 pm to begin setting up your table and information. The Tulane Traffic Office has been informed about the fair and will stop writing citations at 4:45 pm on November 12 so you may park safely on campus without a guest parking tag after that time. DO NOT park in any RESERVED ALL HOURS parking spaces or you will be booted! For an Uptown campus map and directions, please click here (the Lavin-Bernick Center is labeled Building 29).

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding this event. Thank you for your continued support of the CPS Internship Program and Tulane students. We hope to see you on November 12th!


The Public Service Internship Team

Program Manager Internship Coordinators
Myriam Huet James Garrett Sarah Berger 504-862-3357 504-862-3350 504-862-3355

Forward this email

Please note that our space is limited and a prompt response will ensure you a table at our fair. You may also visit our website to access the registration form and learn more about our internship program.
If you would like to begin advertising your Spring/Summer 2014 internship(s), please update your Public Service Activities on CPS Online. You may also send us internship descriptions for inclusion in our program’s weekly newsletter (
Like us on Facebook to connect with students and post announcements about internship opportunities.

PUENTES New Orleans 2nd Annual New Orleans Enrollment Summit & Community Health Fair, Nov. 22

Hola amigos,

Un cordial saludo! Les deseamos un dia muy exitoso. Este en una invitacion para que visiten y difundan el mensaje sobre un evento para el beneficio de Latinos en nuestra area. El Sábado, 22 de Noviembre de 10 am a 3 pm en la Universidad Delgado, Puentes Nueva Orleans será el anfitrión de la segunda Feria de Salud y Seguro Médico. A través de este evento, Puentes tendrá la oportunidad de dar servicios de salud gratuitos, educar a la comunidad sobre recursos de salud en el área, y aumentar el porcentaje de cobertura médica entre Latinos y otras comunidades marginadas y vulnerables en el área. Con el apoyo de Telemundo y otros socios comunitarios, Puentes planea servir alrededor de mil quinientas personas en el área metropolitana de Nueva Orleáns. Este evento es un paso hacia lograr los objetivos de las metas federales declaradas en Healthy People 2020 al disminuir inequidades de salud y aumentar el nivel de cobertura médica en la ciudad, mientras se promueve una mejor y más sana Nueva Orleáns.

Ayúdanos difundir este mensaje en sus respectivas redes de media. Nuestra meta es apoyar a la comunidad Latina, asegurarnos de que estén asegurados medicamente, y que sepan de los recursos comunitarios y médicos en el área. Para esta feria de Salud se unirán los mejores recursos comunitarios que sirven diariamente a Latinos en el área. Durante el evento todos los servicios generales para todas edades, serán totalmente gratis e incluyen: chequeos de visión, dentales, de colesterol, glucosa/diabetes, VIH, presión, peso, podólogo, vacunas generales, chequeos generales, información sobre: prevención, salud mental, salud reproductiva, preparación para emergencias. También habrán actividades familiares, regalos, comida Latina, y mucho mas! Sera un evento increíble, totalmente gratis, y con el fin de promover una comunidad Latina más Sana.

He adjuntado los volantes y nuestro comunicado de presa bilingue con todos los detalles del evento. Por favor, si tienen preguntas no duden en comunicarnos.

Agradecemos muchísimo su tiempo y apoyo.


Julissa Gonzales
Community Organizer

Puentes New Orleans, Inc.
off (504) 821-7228
cell (504) 491-4520


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USCIS Multilingual Public Engagements: National Arabic-Language November 19th

Dear Friends:

On Wednesday, November 19th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Eastern), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will conduct a national Arabic-language engagement (Musharakah) as part of our ongoing series of multilingual public engagements. Each Musharakah will focus on an immigration-related topic and include a presentation and Q&A session with USCIS officials. During the event, USCIS spokespersons will provide explanations of the law, regulations, and forms, but do not offer legal advice or provide case specific information.

Our first national Musharakah session will promote the Office of Citizenship’s Initiative: The Naturalization process – Becoming a United States Citizen. The event will be held from the Arab American Museum in Dearborn, Michigan and stakeholders may participate:

In person at the Arab American Museum located at: 13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126;
Via live Web stream at;
By calling us toll-free on 1-888-769-9409 (password: Musharakah);
By emailing us a question at


By sending us a question prior to the event via Twitter at @USCIS

The USCIS Public Engagement Division looks forward to your participation. Please feel free to forward this information to those with interest in this important event.

For further information:

Please email us at:

and reference “Arabic” in the subject line and include your full name, email address, and the organization you represent. You may also visit us at

and follow us on Twitter in Arabic (@uscis) or YouTube (/uscis).

Merrilyn Onisko
Community Relations Officer
USCIS, New Orleans District Office, District 11
1250 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 571-2508