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 firstname.lastname@example.org
and Annie Johnston email@example.com
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