Invitation to Partners: Tulane University Center for Public Service: 2015 CPS Partnership Reception

The Tulane University

Center for Public Service cordially invites you to

Partnership Reception

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 5:30PM-7:30PM

At Café Reconcile 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70113

Kindly RSVP here by June 19th

The 2015 CPS Partnership Reception will take place from 5:30-7:30PM on Wednesday, June 24th at Café Reconcile, 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.  Entertainment will be provided, food and refreshments will be served. Guests are welcome to come and go as their schedules allow.

6:00PM ~join us for a short ceremony for local leaders who will complete CPS’ Experiential Education and Leadership Institute.

Also, this event is an opportunity for our community to welcome and network with 25 young African leaders who are participating in President Barack Obama’s Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) through CPS and our local partners.

Amanda Buberger

Assistant Director, Academic Community Engagement

Tulane University’ s Center for Public Service

301 Alcee Fortier Hall

6823 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70118-5665

o: (504) 862-8058

f: (504) 862-8061

Notice From: Merrilyn Onisko – Community Relations Officer

Dear Friends,

I want to let you know that I will be working with the Office of Citizenship from June 8-28 and unable to attend my Community Relations duties during that time.

If you have questions, please write to our liaison e-mail address at:

If there is an emergency, please contact our District Director, Cindy Gomez, at:

I will be back in the office on June 29 and will respond to your messages at that time.

Thank you for your understanding.


Merrilyn Onisko

Community Relations Officer

USCIS, New Orleans District Office, District 11

1250 Poydras Street

New Orleans, LA 70113

(504) 571-2508

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3816 Bienville Avenue | New Orleans, LA 70119

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Job Posting: Bilingual Case Manager Needed

Dear Colleagues,

We are looking to hire a Bilingual Case Manager to work with the unaccompanied minor population in case you may know of an appropriate candidate.

Job Description is attached.



Rachel L. Eriksen, LCSW-BACS

Director of Clinical Services

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans, Inc.

3300 West Esplanade Avenue, S. 603 | Metairie, LA 70002

(OFFICE) 504.831.8475 | (FAX) 504.831.1130

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“Community of Responders: A Holistic Approach to Immigrant Survivors of Abuse,” in New Orleans, LA on July 29-30, 2015

Dear Colleagues, Friends and Allies,

We are writing to invite you to participate in an exciting learning
opportunity for advocates, attorneys, law enforcement and other victim
service providers. Please join us for our upcoming OVW sponsored training,
“Community of Responders: A Holistic Approach to Immigrant Survivors of
Abuse,” in New Orleans, LA on July 2930, 2015.  The conference will
feature cutting-edge strategies and newly updated information. Attendees
will learn best practices for collaborative community response, build
skills and enhance strategies in cases of immigrant domestic and sexual
violence survivors.  The conference will include workshops and plenaries
addressing the special needs of immigrant survivors living in rural
communities and law enforcement faculty offering workshops for law
enforcement and prosecution grantees. This conference will provide an
opportunity for participants to take part in interactive workshops led by
practitioners, law enforcement, and expert faculty with diverse
experiences in jurisdictions across the country, focusing on holistic and
creative approaches to working with immigrant survivors in a trauma
informed manner.  Conference highlights will include plenary sessions and
interactive workshops including:

1.      Beginning through advanced workshops on VAWA and U visa
immigration protections;

2.      An EEOC presentation on remedies for immigrant victims of sexual
assault in the workplace;

3.      Workshops presented by family court judges;

4.      Best practices for improving language access for immigrant
survivors in rural and urban communities;

5.      Working with immigrant victims in crisis: trauma informed approach;

6.      U and T visas as a crime fighting tool for law enforcement;

7.      Crime scene investigations best practices for law enforcement;

8.      Proving dynamics of coercive power and control against immigrant
victims in family court cases; and

9.      Obtaining family court findings for abused immigrant youth
applying for special immigrant juvenile status.

For details please see our agenda attached to this email, or visit  We are also applying for Continuing Legal
Education (CLE credits) for attorneys.

We are reserving a limited number of participant seats for family law
practitioners and those receiving STOP Grant funding may be eligible for a
travel scholarship. Register now at

We apologize if you are receiving this email for a second time, we wanted
to be sure not to leave anyone out.  Please note that this email is not
the confirmation email that you might be waiting for. We suggest that you
do not purchase airfare or hotel reservations until you have received the
official confirmation email. We hope you will join us at the conference.
If you have questions about the conference, please contact NIWAP Associate
Director Rocio Molina at or 240-480-6378.


Leslye E. Orloff

Adjunct Professor

Director, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP, pronounced

American University Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW · Rm 465 · Washington, DC 20016

o.202.274.4371 | c. 202.210.8886 | f. 202.274.4226 | |

For technical assistance please contact  or (202)

Directory:;  web library:

Location: 4910 Massachusetts Avenue NW · Suite 16, Lower Level


This toolkit provides resources and support to build language access as a
core service for survivors with LEP. The tabs at the top link to:

A step-by-step process for developing your first written Language
Access Plan, and a guide to critical conversations to enhance an
existing Language Access Plan.

Tools to help you establish your program’s language access standards
and make them part of your program’s day-to-day work, such as language
skill assessments, interpreter code of ethics and confidentiality
forms, and multilingual materials (I Speak cards, translated
materials, etc.).

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum


I am delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the 2015 Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum!  The BBMLF Committee has been working to make this the best Forum ever, with a great lineup of presenters and a couple of completely revamped sessions.  Jones Walker is very generously providing the space again this year, which creates a wonderful setting for the sessions.

As always, our partner organizations are one of our most important sources for nominations.  The nomination form is attached.  Please give some thought as to candidates you would like to nominate.  The deadline for nominations is July 23, but we encourage you to beat the rush and get your nominations in as soon as possible!  If you have any questions, please let me know.



Keith G.C. Twitchell, President

Committee for a Better New Orleans
(504) 430-2258

CBNO works to create equity and opportunity for all New Orleanians by developing community leaders, fostering civic engagement, and advocating for open, effective, accountable government.

Nomination Form 15_Page_2


Please see attached flyer for “FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS for children – Schedule at the C. O. K. Hispanic Resource Center on June 26, 2015 from 9:00AM – 4:00PM.  Please assist us by posting, copying, and forwarding to your colleagues and friends in the community.

As always we thank you in advance for your assistance in promoting these services to the public.

Rebeca L. Hasbún

Supervisor III

City of Kenner, Department of Community Development

Hispanic Resource Center

4312 Florida Avenue

Kenner, Louisiana 70065

Telephone: (504) 469-2570

FAX Number: (504) 469-2572