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

 

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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

CBNO-Leadership Forum Nominations Open

Dear CBNO Partner,

Nominations are officially open for the 2017 Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum.  The brief description of the program and the nomination form are attached.  Also, for the first time ever, we have an online option for submitting nominations; the link is https://goo.gl/forms/iUmTPbmLRa1T6DzA3  Deadline for nominations is July 24, but please start thinking now about who among your friends, colleagues, contacts and community would be a good addition to the Forum.  And please help us get the word out by posting the information to Facebook, Nextdoor and so forth.

Also, we are going to do a mid-June initial release of the People’s Budget for 2017.  We are already right at 300 players for the Big Easy Budget Game this year, and would love to add another 100 this week and next prior to compiling the initial data.  The link for the Budget Game is www.bigeasybudgetgame.com; please be sure to play yourself and also share this with your colleagues and constituencies.  It’s your chance to make sure your issues and priorities are included in the budget we present to the budget staff and the media.

Thanks!

Keith

Keith G.C. Twitchell, President
Committee for a Better New Orleans
(504) 430-2258

See links below for history and nomination form.

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. Celebrating 50 years of building community in 2016!

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CBNO – Master Plan Amendment Guide

Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know that at long last, the Community Guide to the Master Plan Amendments is officially in print!  Thanks to all who helped put this together; it was a massive undertaking, and it took many hands to bring it to fruition.  If you would like hard copies, please email me back and we will figure out how to connect; the link to the pdf file online is http://www.cbno.org/site/wp-content/uploads/Master-Plan-2016-Amendments-Synopsis.pdf  Thanks also to Baptist Community Ministries, Foundation For Louisiana, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization, all of whom contributed to the costs of producing the Guide.

Also, please share this information among your colleagues, contacts, communities and constituencies, and let them know that hard copies are available from CBNO.  It is simply imperative that as many people as possible participate in the Master Plan amendment process.  The Master Plan is the road map for the future of our city, our neighborhoods and our lives, and it must remain a document of the people, by the people, for the people.

Thanks so much,

Keith

 

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. Celebrating 50 years of building community in 2016!