Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans: Hosting ONE DAY Naturalization Workshop

Dear All:

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans will be hosting a one-day naturalization workshop at 2505 Maine Avenue in Metairie on November 6, 2015 from 9 am until 5 pm. We are hoping to pre-register up to 52 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 are hoping that each volunteer sign up for a minimum of two hours but we would prefer four hours to be able to do two applications on that day.

We thank those of you who helped at the last citizenship workshop (& hope you’ll come back!), and we welcome new volunteers! We are hoping to have enough volunteers to prepare 12 applications from 9am-11:00am, 12 applications from 11am-1:00pm, 12 applications from 1pm-3:00 pm and 12 application from 3pm-5pm and 12 application from 5pm-7pm. 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.

We will hold brief training sessions each morning of the workshop. 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 in a reply to Reyna Croft If you know others who might be interested, please forward.

Friday, November 6, 2015
9am – 11am

Reyna Croft
Citizenship Project Manager
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
office (504) 310-6922 fax (504) 523-6962

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