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 – 

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



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:

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  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; 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.



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!

MLF History

Nomination Form 17

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  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 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!

Center for Public Interest Careers at Harvard College: Info Session for New Orleans Public Service Programs


On behalf of the Center for Public Interest Careers at Harvard College, we wanted to get the word out about our upcoming New Orleans info session in case you might have an interest in working with us! We work to connect Harvard undergrads who are deeply engaged with public service to outstanding community service organizations across the country. We organize summer, winter break, and post-graduate placement for our students with a wide range of community partners. If you have any questions about this program, please let us know.



Recruiting and Hiring from Harvard: Info Session for New Orleans Public Service Programs
Monday, January 23, 4-5pm
Propeller Incubator, 4035 Washington Ave.
Click here to RSVP!

Imagine the impact a smart, talented, and motivated Harvard student or graduate could have at your organization! The Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC), a public service initiative of Harvard College, offers summer fellowships, post-graduate fellowships, and professional development opportunities for Harvard College students and recent Harvard College graduates to explore public interest work. CPIC focuses extensively on student development, building community partnerships, and alumni/ae engagement.

If you’re interested in recruiting our students for entry level jobs, summer roles, or winter break volunteer roles at your organization, we will be hosting an info session to talk about partnering with CPIC, followed by a question and answer session.

Kelly Sullivan
Community Relations Fellow
Center for Public Interest Careers
Phillips Brooks House Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship
Room 307, Phillips Brooks House
Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 1 (617) 496-5788