5th Annual “Greater New Orleans Adult Learning Institute (ALI), June 1, 2018

Dear Colleague:

We have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the 5th Annual “Greater New Orleans Adult Learning Institute (ALI)” which will take place on June 1, 2018 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at Loyola University’s Monroe Library. The Institute is hosted by the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans.

The Adult Learning Institute’s goals are to offer training for Adult Basic Education teachers and leaders and promote the exchange of ideas and experiences among Adult Education providers and the Greater New Orleans community.  We want to discuss and learn more about:

  • Food literacy, family literacy, and workforce literacy!
  • Adult learning in a variety of contexts, from adult basic education to workplace training and professional learning.
  • The fact that with new educational experiences adults take on new identities.
  • Expanding ESL, Civics, and Citizenship Education in our Communities.
  • How we can propel our students to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens.
  • Are we in alignment with the mandates of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and if not, what resources do we need?
  • What’s working for you, your program, and your students?

To that end, the Literacy Alliance of GNO would like to invite you to submit a proposal to present at our 5thannual conference. The 2018 conference theme is “Bridges.”If you feel that you have anything to offer the field of Adult Education, please tap into your creativity and submit a proposal!  Breakout sessions will be 55 minutes. Among the topics that our attendee’s consistently seek more guidance in are: Different ways we are working to BRIDGE literacy, adult learners, and adult education to further work and academic opportunities; Selecting marketing channels that work; Improving adult student retention; WIOA; Test-taking strategies for the HiSET and Test of Adult Basic Education; Leadership skills for ABE Providers; Transition Strategies; Partnering with Workforce Leaders for Student Success; Workforce Curriculum Materials; Tracking adult student retention; Advocating for adult students internally and externally; Building buy-in among colleagues and leaders; Making data-based decisions to increase student success; Working with technology; Funding Opportunities; Understanding what adult students “want”; and, Assessing feasibility of new program ideas to name a few (see form for more tracks).

Attached are copies of the Registration and Call for Proposal forms; the deadline is extended to May 30, 2018 for bothPlease note that there is a “$20.00 REGISTRATION FEE (presenters are exempt from the fee), and it is important for you to register.  If you have any questions please email us or call Erika W. May at 504-237-1283.  Thanks and we hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Erika W. May, M.Ed.
ALI Committee Chair
Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans
4140 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

http://literacygno.org

ALI Call for Proposals 2018ALI Registration Form Blank 2018

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Tulane University Concert Band’s Free Spring Concert, April 25th

Tulane University Concert Band’s Free Spring Concert – please circulate & post our poster, & join us Wed. April 25 at 7:30pm, at Dixon Hall!

Tulane Concert Band’s Free Spring Concert
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 7:30pm in Dixon Hall.
Celebrate New Orleans 300th Anniversary with music from across three centuries!
Repertoire from classical to jazz, pop to film and Broadway highlights the world’s cultural influence on New Orleans, and the Crescent City’s impact on the world.
Featured composers include Gottschalk, Morrissey, Handel, Rossini, Holst, Strauss, Kern and more.

Open to the public, so invite all your contacts, family & friends!

We hope to see you there!  Concert is only about 1 hour & followed by a brief reception….

 

Patricia A. McWhorter-Broussard

Program Coordinator
Tulane University Marching Band
504.314.BAND (2263)
Office: 1320 Audubon Street
(upstairs, between Willow & Plum)
 
Mailing address:
Tulane University Marching Band
Newcomb Department of Music
102 Dixon Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118

Loyola University of New Orleans: Jesuit Social Research Institute – CALL CONGRESS TO PASS A “CLEAN” DREAM ACT

Dear Friends–

We need to keep the pressure on our members of Congress to pass a “clean” DREAM Act that truly protects our young immigrant sisters and brothers and does not use Dreamers as a “bargaining chip” to destroy family-based reunification of immigrant families or other harsh anti-immigrant measures the Trump administration desires.

Please call your members of Congress (2 Senators and 1 Representative) at the following number: 202-224-3121 to support a clean Dream Act. Below is a suggested text for your call. To call all three of your Congresspersons will take only 4 minutes and 35 seconds of your time! Please keep the pressure on Congress to do the right thing!

Hello! My name is ______ and my zip code is ______. I am calling as a constituent and person of faith to urge Senator/Representative ______ to support a clean DREAM Act that will allow undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to gain a path to citizenship. I urge Senator/Representative______ to not use Dreamers and the DREAM Act as a “bargaining chip” to destroy our family-reunification based immigration visa system. Thank you!

P.S. Please be ready to make more such calls in the coming days. The hope is that a clean DREAM Act will be included in a budget resolution that Congress must agree to by January 19 to keep the goverment running.

CCANO’s Immigration, Refugee, and ESL events for June

Dear friends,

Please find attached CCANO’s Immigration, Refugee, and ESL events for June.  We have quite a few training and outreach events this month, so please do feel free to disseminate the calendar and attached flyers widely and contact us if you have any questions!

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CATHOLIC CHARITIES IMMIGRATION, REFUGEE, and ESL SERVICES – June 2017 Event Calendar

Mon, Jun 5

ESL Summer Classes Registration/ Classes de Verano de ESL Matricula

Hispanic Apostolate 2505 Maine Ave., Metairie, LA 70003

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Classes are open to adult learners from around the world.

New Students: Please bring $25 for your book on the first day of class.

We accept money orders and credit cards (no cash).

Questions? Call 504-722-5692

Email: twheelock@ccano.org

Maps and more information:  www.CCANO.org/ESL

Inmigrantes adultos de todo el mundo son bienvenidos.

Estudiantes nuevas: Favor de llevar $25 su libro.

Aceptamos giros (money order) o tarjetas de credito. No efectivo.

Preguntas? Llamanos al 504-722-5692

Email: twheelock@ccano.org

www.CCANO.org/ESL

 

Tue, Jun 6

Clinica de Inmigracion/ Immigration Legal Self Help Desk

Mary Queen of Vietnam, 14001 Dwyer Blvd, New Orleans, La. 70129

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

CCANO holds free legal self-help desks every Tuesday from 5:00–8:00 at a variety of locations to provide information on who may qualify for immigration benefits, answer simple immigration questions and make referrals. If you would like more information on the location of the next self-help desk, please call us at (504) 310-6860 and leave a message providing your full name, phone number, and/or email address.

Servicios de Asistencia Legal gratuita – Asistencia legal a personas que se están representando por si mismas en temas migratorios. Tiene una clínica de inmigración cada martes de las 5:00–8:00 pm en varidades locales para dar informacion sobre quien qualifica para beneficios de inmigracion, contester preguntas inmigratorias, y referir para servicios. No tenemos autorizado aceptar casos para representarlos, pero podemos responder preguntas legales referentes a este tema, y referirlos hacia personas u organizaciones que si puedan representarlos. También tenemos un buen lugar para que las personas puedan reportar cualquier acto discriminatorio, acoso, persecución o cualquier crimen de odio. Caridades Católicas de New Orleans puede ayudar a las personas a realizar este reporte ante las autoridades competentes. Si desea obtener más información en los lugares y fechas de estas servicios, puede llamar al numeró (504) 310-6860 y dejar un mensaje, con su nombre, numeró telefónico o correo electrónico.

 

Wed, Jun 7

Cultural Awareness Training

East Jefferson Library

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Room for 20 participants, please RSVP to Chelsea Lafferty at clafferty@ccano.org

 

Tue, Jun 13

 Clinica de Inmigracion/Immigration Legal Self Help Desk

North Kenner Library 630 W Esplanade Ave., Kenner, La 70065

 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

CCANO holds free legal self-help desks every Tuesday from 5:00–8:00 at a variety of locations to provide information on who may qualify for immigration benefits, answer simple immigration questions and make referrals. If you would like more information on the location of the next self-help desk, please call us at (504) 310-6860 and leave a message providing your full name, phone number, and/or email address.

Servicios de Asistencia Legal gratuita – Asistencia legal a personas que se están representando por si mismas en temas migratorios. Tiene una clínica de inmigración cada martes de las 5:00–8:00 pm en varidades locales para dar informacion sobre quien qualifica para beneficios de inmigracion, contester preguntas inmigratorias, y referir para servicios. No tenemos autorizado aceptar casos para representarlos, pero podemos responder preguntas legales referentes a este tema, y referirlos hacia personas u organizaciones que si puedan representarlos. También tenemos un buen lugar para que las personas puedan reportar cualquier acto discriminatorio, acoso, persecución o cualquier crimen de odio. Caridades Católicas de New Orleans puede ayudar a las personas a realizar este reporte ante las autoridades competentes. Si desea obtener más información en los lugares y fechas de estas servicios, puede llamar al numeró (504) 310-6860 y dejar un mensaje, con su nombre, numeró telefónico o correo electrónico.

 

Wed, Jun 14

 Orientation Juridicas de la Comunidad/Community Legal Orientation

Hispanic Apostolate – Salon de San Martin (Hall) – 2505 Maine Ave, Metairie 70003

 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

We conduct community legal orientations for the families who entered the U.S. in the GNO area. If you would like to register to attend one of these free orientation sessions and schedule a future consultation, please call our main number at: (504) 310-6860 and leave a message with your full name, phone number, and/or email address.

Actualmente, estamos programando orientaciones jurídicas de la comunidad para las familias que entraron en el área de Nueva Orleans. Si desea registrarse para asistir a una de estas sesiones de orientación gratuita y programar una consulta futura, por favor llame a nuestro número principal en: (504) 310-6860 para dejar un mensaje con su nombre completo y número de teléfono.

Mon, Jun 19 to Tue, Jun 20

 Defending Immigrants: An Overview of Crimmigration, Removal Defense and How to assist the Undocumented – Training

Corpus Christi Community Center; 2022 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans LA 70116

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Join us for a free two-day training designed to introduce legal practitioners to basic principles and skills needed to defend immigrants under the new Administration. This event is sponsored by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ), and Catholic Charities of New Orleans (CCANO).  See flyer attached for more info.

Tue, Jun 20

 Clinica de Inmigracion/Immigration Legal Self Help Desk

First Grace United Methodist Church 3401 Canal St., New Orleans, La 70119

 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

CCANO holds free legal self-help desks every Tuesday from 5:00–8:00 at a variety of locations to provide information on who may qualify for immigration benefits, answer simple immigration questions and make referrals. If you would like more information on the location of the next self-help desk, please call us at (504) 310-6860 and leave a message providing your full name, phone number, and/or email address.

Servicios de Asistencia Legal gratuita – Asistencia legal a personas que se están representando por si mismas en temas migratorios. Tiene una clínica de inmigración cada martes de las 5:00–8:00 pm en varidades locales para dar informacion sobre quien qualifica para beneficios de inmigracion, contester preguntas inmigratorias, y referir para servicios. No tenemos autorizado aceptar casos para representarlos, pero podemos responder preguntas legales referentes a este tema, y referirlos hacia personas u organizaciones que si puedan representarlos. También tenemos un buen lugar para que las personas puedan reportar cualquier acto discriminatorio, acoso, persecución o cualquier crimen de odio. Caridades Católicas de New Orleans puede ayudar a las personas a realizar este reporte ante las autoridades competentes. Si desea obtener más información en los lugares y fechas de estas servicios, puede llamar al numeró (504) 310-6860 y dejar un mensaje, con su nombre, numeró telefónico o correo electrónico.

 World Refugee Day Celebration

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Please contact Valerie Ceaser for more information at vceaser@ccano.org.

Sat, Jun 24

Know Your Rights & Free Attorney Consultations/ Conozca Sus Derechos y Consultas Gratuitas con Abogados

Carrollton Avenue Church of Christ 4540 S. Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Join us for an Immigration Presentation of: Know Your Rights & Free Attorney Consultations.  For members for the community who have questions about their rights in the United States. Come for a free presentation and for an opportunity to consult with an immigration attorney!

1st Presentation: 10:15 AM

2nd Presentation: 12:15 PM

Arrive early to get more information! Bring your documents if you would like a consultation!

Enter from Palmyra Street – the blue doors!

Sponsored by Catholic Charities—Archdiocese of New Orleans and American Immigration Lawyers Association

See flyer attached for more info.

Únase para una Presentación de Inmigración: Conozca Sus Derechos y Consultas Gratuitas con Abogados.  Para gente en la comunidad quien tiene preguntas sobre sus derechos en los Estados Unidos. Venga para una presentación gratis y para la oportunidad de tener una consulta con un abogado de inmigración.

1a Presentación: 10:15 AM

2a Presentación: 12:15 PM

Venga temprano para obtener más información! Traigan sus documentos si quiere una consulta!

Entre por la calle Palmyra Street – las puertas azules!

Auspiciado por Caridades Católicas Arquidiócesis de New Orleans y Asociación Americana de Abogados de Inmigración

Tue, Jun 27

Clinica de Inmigracion/Immigration Legal Self Help Desk

Westwego Library 635 4th St., Westwego, La 70094

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

CCANO holds free legal self-help desks every Tuesday from 5:00–8:00 at a variety of locations to provide information on who may qualify for immigration benefits, answer simple immigration questions and make referrals. If you would like more information on the location of the next self-help desk, please call us at (504) 310-6860 and leave a message providing your full name, phone number, and/or email address.

Servicios de Asistencia Legal gratuita – Asistencia legal a personas que se están representando por si mismas en temas migratorios. Tiene una clínica de inmigración cada martes de las 5:00–8:00 pm en varidades locales para dar informacion sobre quien qualifica para beneficios de inmigracion, contester preguntas inmigratorias, y referir para servicios. No tenemos autorizado aceptar casos para representarlos, pero podemos responder preguntas legales referentes a este tema, y referirlos hacia personas u organizaciones que si puedan representarlos. También tenemos un buen lugar para que las personas puedan reportar cualquier acto discriminatorio, acoso, persecución o cualquier crimen de odio. Caridades Católicas de New Orleans puede ayudar a las personas a realizar este reporte ante las autoridades competentes. Si desea obtener más información en los lugares y fechas de estas servicios, puede llamar al numeró (504) 310-6860 y dejar un mensaje, con su nombre, numeró telefónico o correo electrónico.

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Thank you,

Adriana D. Hills

Administrative Assistant

Immigration & Refugee Services

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans

 

2505 Maine Avenue

Metairie, LA 70003

504.310.6886 office

504.523.6962 fax

ahills@ccano.org

www.ccano.org

 

Newly Updated, Full Version of Appleseed’s Manual Now Available

Dear Friends:

Thank you so much for your work on behalf of vulnerable immigrants and refugees, and your interest in the ongoing update of Appleseed’s Manual, “Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation: A Guide for Practitioners and Immigrants.” For the last several months, we have been working very hard with pro bono partners and other allies—including many of you—to produce a new edition of the Manual that will help families keep deportation from becoming a financial and family catastrophe.

That’s why we are so pleased to announce that a newly updated, full version of the manual has been redesigned and is up on our website.

The newly updated version contains many of the same chapters that we have been posting over the last several months, as well as a few additional chapters, including considerations for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, veterans benefits, and dissolving and selling a business; please see below for an updated list of chapters.

We hope you will download, review, and share individual chapters or the entire manual with as many people as possible. Our goal is to provide an indispensable product for you and other groups and people who are so incredibly dedicated to helping vulnerable immigrants and refugees. We are proud to be part of this effort, and to work with so many of you.

We want to extend our deepest thanks to the many pro bono partners that researched, wrote, and edited chapters of the manual. They include: Adams and Reese LLP, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-based Violence, ASISTA, Ballard Spahr LLP, Cooley LLP,Hogan Lovells LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright, O’Melveny & Myers, The William Alanson White Institute Center for Public Mental Health and White & Case. We also want to thank the Annie E. Casey Foundation and theFord Foundation for their support of this work.

We are happy to report that we are not done yet. You can stay tuned over the next several weeks and months for a full Spanish translation of the manual, training materials, shorter, more user-friendly versions of various chapters and more. If you have ideas for more chapters, please let us know. And if you know someone who should be subscribed for these updates in the future, please forward this email and encourage them to sign up for email updates.

Thank you for your support, comments, suggestions and for the work that you do every day to help immigrant families. We look forward to continuing to work with you!

– The Appleseed Team

Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation: A Guide for Practitioners and Immigrants

  • Chapter 1: Child Custody
  • Chapter 2 Assets and Benefits of Minor Children
  • Chapter 3: Ensuring Safety in Public Schools
  • Chapter 4: Psychological Aspects of Deportation and Child Custody
  • Chapter 5: Considerations for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  • Chapter 6: Managing, Accessing, and Closing a Bank Account
  • Chapter 7: Credit Card, Prepaid and Debit Cards
  • Chapter 8: Managing Outstanding Short Term Service Contracts and Related Bills
  • Chapter 9: Payday and Other Short Term Loans
  • Chapter 10: Insurance
  • Chapter 11: Power of Attorney
  • Chapter 12: Selling a Residential Property
  • Chapter 13: Cars, Car Loans and Car Leases
  • Chapter 14: Ending a Residential Lease
  • Chapter 15: Handling Valuables
  • Chapter 16: Taking Cash Across the Border
  • Chapter 17: Remittance Protections
  • Chapter 18: Collecting Unpaid Wages
  • Chapter 19: Social Security
  • Chapter 20: Veterans Benefits
  • Chapter 21: Dissolving and Selling a Business
  • Chapter 22: Filing Taxes

National Appleseed: Appleseed Network | 727 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005

Louisiana Appleseed: 1615 Poydras St., Suite 1000, New Orleans, LA 70112

Submitted by: Tara Richard – trichard@appleseednetwork.org 

Job Opening: Senior Program Coordinator – Academic Community Engagement, Partnerships

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for considering and spreading the word about our current job opening which closes on June 18. Find description attached.

Senior Program Coordinator – Academic Community Engagement, Tulane University’s Center for Public Service

IRC11830 Job Posting

The Senior Program Coordinator works under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Academic Community Engagement Partnerships to support academic and extra curricular public service programs in maintaining community partnerships and coordinating community focused initiatives. Duties include collaboration with other staff members in obtaining and maintaining required partnership documentation, organizing and leading community focused programs, strategically recruiting and securing community agency participation in CPS programming, and assistance with assessment of academically based service and community needs.

 

Appreciatively, Amanda

 

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

c: (504) 473-6290

f: (504) 862-8061

abuberg@tulane.edu

http://tulane.edu/cps/

 

 

Please complete CHW survey

If you know of someone that works in the community, please forward this to them. It’s a statewide survey.

The Louisiana Office of Public Health and the Louisiana Community Health Outreach Network (LACHON, a group that supports community health workers) are conducting a survey of community health workers.

Community health workers have lots of different job titles such as outreach worker, community health educator, community representative/coordinator/liaison, patient navigator, and patient representative.  What they have in common is that they are trusted members of the communities they serve.  Their job activities usually include doing outreach, education, advocacy, and/or case management to help people and communities improve their health.

If you believe you are a community health worker, you may choose to take this survey. It should take about 10 minutes to complete and your answers will be anonymous:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LACHON2017

Thank you!

Daina Feist

LSUHSC School of Public Health