U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Community Engagement: Webinars July 20th and 25th

Dear Community Partners,

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Community Engagement section would like to share the following invitation with you:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) invites you to an upcoming webinar on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FY 2016 Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Grant Program.

Last year, Secretary Johnson and the DHS Office for Community Partnerships identified the need to make direct awards to non-governmental organizations for community-based countering violent extremism programs. Congress has also been supportive of this effort by appropriating $10 million specifically to support local CVE efforts.

On July 6, 2016, DHS announced the FY 2016 CVE Grant Program. For the first time, non-governmental organizations will be eligible for DHS funding to promote community resilience against the threat of violent extremism.

A series of webinars have been scheduled to assist non-governmental organizations and institutions of higher education to understand the grant program’s goals, core elements, review process, and timeline and have an opportunity to ask questions about the information presented. For your convenience, we are offering the same webinar on two different dates.

The FY 2016 CVE Grant Program is funded by DHS and administered by FEMA.

WHAT: Webinar on the DHS FY 2016 CVE Grant Program

WHO: The DHS Office for Community Partnerships and FEMA Grant Program
Directorate

WHEN: Wed., July 20, 2016 – 2 to 3 p.m. (EST)
Mon., July 25, 2015 – 2 to 3 p.m. (EST)

WHERE: Via Adobe Connect

Web Link for July 20 webinar: https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/grantsiga1/event/registration.html
The link will prompt you to register. Register by completing the following fields and clicking “submit.”

· Email Address
· First Name
· Last Name
· Password

Web Link for July 25 webinar: https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/grantsiga21/event/registration.html
The link will prompt you to register. Register by completing the following fields and clicking “submit”

· Email Address
· First Name
· Last Name
· Password

(It is highly recommended that you turn up the volume on your computer speakers to listen through your computer. Also be sure to test your Adobe Connect prior to the webinar by clicking here.)

Via Phone – 800-320-4330, pin: 265976# (both webinars)
(If you choose to call in, please know that you’ll hear audio only and will have no visibility to the Adobe Connect slide deck presentation.)

For more information on the CVE Grant Program go to: https://www.dhs.gov/cvegrants.

If you have any questions, please contact FEMA’s Intergovernmental Affairs Division at (202) 646-3444 or at FEMA-IGA@fema.dhs.gov.

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U.S. CENSUS BUREAU 2016 SUMMER CAMP WEBINAR SERIES

U.S. Census Bureau
Data Dissemination Branch
clmso.ddb.questions@census.gov

U.S. CENSUS BUREAU 2016 SUMMER CAMP WEBINAR SERIES
FREE Online Trainings on How to Access and Use our Statistics.

What: The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct a series of free data access webinars to all interested data users. Attendees will learn how to access demographic, socioeconomic, housing and business data from the decennial census, American Community Survey, Local Employment Dynamics, economic programs and more.

When: June 1 – Aug. 31, 2016
To learn about and register for our webinars, visit census.gov

Additional webinars have been added to the schedule!

JUNE WEBINARS ADDED:

Map Tab Lab
A Closer Look at Same-Sex Couples and Families in America

JULY WEBINARS ADDED:

Creating Custom Tables and Colorful Maps Using American FactFinder – Wisconsin
Creating Custom Tables and Colorful Maps Using American FactFinder
Talking Numbers in Indian Country: Weaving Census Data into Grants, Community Assessments and Strategic Planning-A 3-PART SERIES!
Exploring American Indian and Alaska Native Data (IA, MI, MN, WI)
Increasing your Competitive Advantage- New Tools to Access Regional Economic Development Data from the U.S. Census Bureau
San Francisco Bay Area Income and Poverty Related Statistics
Movement and Change: Accessing data on Foreign Born Populations in the United States

AUGUST WEBINARS ADDED:

Data on a Deadline: Quick Data Tools & Interactive Maps
Nevada Hispanics by the Numbers
Finding Business and Economic Data for California
Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition Webinar – Minnesota
Using the American Community Survey (ACS) for American Indian/Alaskan Native Populations
Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition Webinar – Wisconsin
American Indian and Alaskan Native Statistics Workshop (IA, MI, MN, WI)

This webinar series will offer a variety of thematic sessions using data tools such as American FactFinder, QuickFacts, DataFerrett, Census Explorer, Local Employment Dynamics, Business Dynamics Statistics, Voting Hot Reports, etc. All sessions are conducted by a representative from the Census Bureau and will last between 30 minutes to two hours. If you are not familiar with the American FactFinder tool, we recommend that you attend an introduction to American FactFinder or the Quick Data Reports webinar prior to participating in other sessions.

Important to Know:
Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A waitlist is available for all sessions.
Most webinars will not be recorded in order to reduce the risk of technical issues.
We recommend that you test your computer at least 30 minutes before your first webinar to ensure that you have the appropriate software installed.
Audio is provided via conference call.
Materials will be sent to participants before or after each webinar.
Feel free to reach out directly to your training instructor.

For general questions about the webinar series, please send an email to clmso.ddb.questions@census.gov
SUMMER CAMP ANNOUCEMENT 6.16.pdf
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Webinar: Keeping Our Children Safe in a Changing World

Hello Everyone,

Please mark your calendars for a very special webinar to be held Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 4:00 PM Eastern. See the attached flyer for details about this unique event.

This webinar is appropriate for families; family advocacy groups; youth; organizations that develop or disseminate resources related to children and youth disaster preparedness, including children and youth with special health care needs; national professional organizations; and federal agencies, as well as others interested in improving pediatric emergency care.

Please pass the attached informational flyer along to your partners and stakeholders, especially to parent and family networks. Also, your questions, comments, and concerns are central to this discussion. We would like to hear from you. Please email any questions or comments you may have in advance of the webinar by Friday, January 29. I look forward to seeing you all on February 3rd.

Best regards,
Tony

Anthony Gilchrest, MPA, EMT-P
EMS Program Manager
EMSC National Resource Center
Division of Emergency Medicine
Children’s National Medical Center
801 Roeder Road, Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD. 20910
301-244-6220
agilchre@childrensnational.org

We stand for children.
http://www.emscnrc.org

Sincerely,
~Laura S. Nata
Programs Supervisor
Families Helping Families of Jefferson &
Louisiana Parent Training and Information Center
201 Evans Road, Bldg. 1, Suite 100 Harahan, LA 70123
504.888.9111 504.888.0246 (fax) 800.766.7736 (toll free)
http://www.fhfjefferson.org
The Mission of Families Helping Families of Jefferson is to educate and connect children and adults with disabilities and their families to resources, services & supports to attend school, work and thrive in their communities.

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Webinar

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, which is especially important in Louisiana as we have one of the highest death rates from the disease in the country. As a person working in the health care field, you are in a uniquely powerful position to help change those statistics. Learn how you can help do that by joining our free webinar, Friday, Jan. 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4728430335779095553

Please disseminate to your colleagues.

Thank you,

Dana R. Feist, Med, CHES
Louisiana Cancer Prevention & Control Program
LSUHSC School of Public Health
2020 Gravier St. 3rd floor (Room 210)
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 568-5894

Building Welcoming Communities Campaign: Discussion on Immigration/Refugee Issues to Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) November 16th

Dear Welcoming Community Leader:

Thank you again for your commitment to the Building Welcoming Communities Campaign (BWCC).

As many of you know, last month the White House hosted a national Building Welcoming Communities Convening. The convening provided a meaningful opportunity for local municipal governments to learn from each other, federal agencies to offer technical assistance, and national experts to share insights on emerging best practices. We would like to thank those of you that attended and made this convening a success.

This Month, as part of the monthly BWCC Webinar Series, we will host a conversation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to discuss immigration/refugee issues related to the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) and 2016 Open Enrollment. This webinar will take place on the week of November 16th. Please stay tuned for more details on how to sign-up for this webinar and to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and how it is working to increase access to affordable, quality healthcare in communities across the country.

Below are additional updates and resources.

2016 BWCC TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PRIORITIES

We would like to thank all those who completed the BWCC Enrollment Form. Based on BWCC submissions, we have identified top areas for technical assistance needs. We will work with federal agencies and national partners to explore opportunities to provide technical assistance in each of these areas throughout 2016. Additionally, we will be setting up one-on-one conversations with participating BWCC cities and counties to get a better sense of immediate resources and tools we can provide.

The top eight (8) areas of need identified:

1. Expanding access to resources through language access policies, programs and practices.
2. Enhancing trust between communities and law enforcement through hiring practices, relationship building, public education and other mechanisms.
3. Harness immigrant professional talent through career ladder, credentialing, international student retention and other efforts focused on highly skilled immigrants.
4. Connecting communities by bringing people from across the community together through dialogues, events, mentoring projects and other opportunities.
5. Assess and better understand the community by improved data collection, setting priorities and identifying local resources.
6. Promoting citizenship awareness so that immigrants understand the benefits of naturalization and receiving communities welcome their newest citizens.
7. Adapt workforce systems by convening key workforce, education and immigrant stakeholders to identify areas of opportunity as well as for improvements
8. Support entrepreneurship by strengthening local ecosystems and networks, accelerating business development and positive communications.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the enrollment form, please let us know or contact Cynthia at Cynthia@welcomingamerica.org.

UPDATES & RESOURCES

Connecting Refugees to Workforce Development Opportunities: Promising Partnerships and the New Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) – On November 4, 2015, 1:00-2:30PM, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will host a webinar with the Department of Labor to highlight the opportunities for refugee organizations to enhance services and develop new partnerships with workforce development agencies with the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. To register for this webinar, please click HERE.

Investing Deeply in Young Leaders – On November 19, 2015, 2:00-3:00PM, ED will host a webinar. In this webinar, panelists will explore the different models for investing in immigrant youth leaders from a variety of different backgrounds. To register, please visit the Educational and Linguistic Integration Webinar Series webpage.

Pathways to Postsecondary Education and Career Training – On December 17, 2015, 2:00-3:00PM, ED will host a webinar. In this webinar, panelists will share current research on how to create accessible pathways to postsecondary education and career training for immigrants. To register, please visit the Educational and Linguistic Integration Webinar Series webpage.

ED Releases New Resource Guide on Supporting Undocumented Youth – In an effort to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education that prepares them for college and careers, the Department of Education (ED), in collaboration with USCIS, released a resource guide to help educators, school leaders, and community organizations better support undocumented youth in secondary and postsecondary school, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

USCIS Updates Welcome Guide for New Immigrants: On November 2, USCIS published an updated Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants. The guide contains practical information to help new immigrants settle into everyday life in the United States, including how to find a place to live, how to get a Social Security number and how the U.S. system of government works. It is now available in 14 languages, including:
· Arabic

· Chinese (traditional)

· Chinese (simplified)

· English

· French

· Haitian Creole

· Korean

· Portuguese

· Russian

· Somali

· Spanish

· Tagalog

· Urdu

· Vietnamese

Best,

Task Force on New Americans
The White House | Domestic Policy Council
Newamericans@who.eop.gov

CDC Workplace Health Programs Group: Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools Employee Wellness Webinars

I’m excited to share that Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools has three school employee wellness webinars coming this Fall as follows:

All webinars are from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern
September 30, 2015: Getting Started With School Employee Wellness ─ Understand why school employee wellness is important, identify partners for success, and ideas to get started.
October 15, 2015: Championing School Employee Wellness ─ Discover tools and resources to gain information and build a successful school employee wellness program.
October 27, 2015: Sustainable Changes ─ Learn ideas to make employee wellness part of the culture at your school and district.
Here’s the link to the registration page: http://thrivingschools.kaiserpermanente.org/wellness-resources/school-employee-wellness/school-employee-wellness-webinar-series/

Thank you!

CDC Workplace Health Programs Group

USCIS: First National Cantonese Session on The Naturalization Process – Becoming a United States Citizen

Dear Stakeholder:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in our national Cantonese engagement, Jiao Liu, on Wednesday, August 19, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern).

During our first national Cantonese session, USCIS representatives will provide information about The Naturalization Process – Becoming a United States Citizen. Stakeholders may participate:

· By live Web stream at http://www.uscis.dhs.gov/Live/JiaoLiu;
· By calling us toll-free on 1-800-369-1122 (passcode: 9104335);
· By emailing us a question at OPE-Live@uscis.dhs.gov; or
· By sending us a question before to the event using Twitter at @USCIS

The USCIS Public Engagement Division looks forward to your participation. Please share this invitation with others who may be interested in joining this important event.

For further information:

Please email us at public.engagement@uscis.dhs.gov and reference “Jiao Liu” in the subject line and include your full name, email address, and the organization you represent. You may also visit us at http://www.uscis.gov/Live/JiaoLiu
and follow us on Twitter @uscis or YouTube /uscis.

Note to Media: This engagement is not for press purposes. Please contact the USCIS Press Office at 202-272-1200 for any media inquiries.

We look forward to engaging with you!

邀請函
全國性的粤語交流會議
主題:入籍程序
8月19日,星期三,東岸時間下午3:30 至 5:00點

美國公民及移民服務局於2015年8月19日,星期三,東岸時間下午3:30 至 5:00點舉辦全國性的粤語「與您交流」會議。公民及移民服務局的第一場「與您交流」會議,移民局代表人員將講解「入籍程序:如何成為美國公民」。我們將從華盛頓現場直播。

參與方式:

看現場直播,網址是http://www.uscis.gov/Live/JiaoLiu
電話聆聽1-800-369-1122; 會議密碼爲 9104335。
如有入籍相關問題,在會議進行中請把問題寄到: OPE-Live@uscis.dhs.gov
可預先把問題傳到Twitter at @USCIS。

移民局公共關係處誠摯邀請您參加。請通知您的親朋好友,邀請大家一起來參加。我們期待與您交流!

詳細資料:
您若需要更詳盡的資料,請以電子郵件與移民局公共關係處聯繫。公關處的電郵為 public.engagement@dhs.gov,請以英文「Jiao Liu」為郵件主題。請在電子郵件中留下您的名字,電郵、地址、及您代表的機構。詳情可查詢Twitter @uscis 或 YouTube /uscis 。

LINK

媒體請注意:這個交流會不是新聞發布會,如果你們需要查詢相關問題,請聯絡美國移民局新聞中心。聯絡電話:202-272-1200

Cantonese Chinese-Eng Flyer.pdf

Merrilyn Onisko
Community Relations Officer
USCIS, New Orleans District Office, District 11
1250 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 571-2508