ELPS for Adult Education: What they Are and How to Use Them – Workshop Overview, May 24th at 3:00pm

Don’t Miss Our Upcoming Informative Webinar On:

   
ELPS for Adult Education:
What They Are and How to Use Them – Workshop Overview
 Wednesday, May 24, 2017
3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Join us as we introduce the upcoming regional trainings – ELPS for Adult Education:  What They Are and How to Use Them.  This webinar will focus on the new standards for English Language Proficiency for Adult Education.  The webinar will provide ESOL practitioners with an overview of the ELPS and a snapshot of research-based strategies to help you provide your students with the support that they need to meet their career and education goals.

You can check out more dates and other available webinars by simply going to the IPDAE website at www.floridaipdae.org and selecting the “Event Calendar”.
We look forward to your attendance.

Best Regards,
Team IPDAE 

Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators

June Rall, Program Director – jrall@floridaipdae.org

IPDAE, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981

Volunteers Needed for CCANO Naturalization Workshop November 6th

Dear All-

Thank you so much for your assistance recruiting volunteers for CCANO’s previous and/or current naturalization workshops. Our next workshop is this coming Friday and although we have put the word out we are still short on volunteers to help the nearly 60 clients we have pre-registered complete their applications at a cost of only $50. We are still hoping to fill about 30 2-hour volunteer slots from 9 am to 3 pm. Would it be possible to please disseminate the information below one last time to any attorney list-serves, law student groups, etc. with folks who might be interested in helping low-income members of our community become U.S. citizens?

THANK YOU AGAIN!!

Annie Johnston, Esq.
Immigration Staff Attorney
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans

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 have already pre-registered nearly 60 applicants.

We thank those of you who helped at the last citizenship workshop (& hope you’ll come back!), and we welcome new volunteers! 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.

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. Each volunteer must sign up for a minimum of two hours, although four hours to complete two applications would be preferable.

We will hold a brief training session beginning at 8 AM on the 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 rcroft@ccano.org. If you know others who might be interested, please forward. THANK YOU!

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans: Racial Sobriety Workshops

Dear Friends,

Please find attached to this e-mail an updated schedule of Introducing Racial Sobriety workshops as well as registration forms for the two October workshops. While registration will be taken at the door, registering in advance helps us plan for materials and the size of the room.

Your assistance in spreading the word about the workshops would be appreciated.

Blessings,

Sr. Teresa

Sr. Teresa Rooney, CHF
Archdiocese of New Orleans
Office of Racial Harmony
1000 Howard Ave, Suite 109
New Orleans, LA 70113
Office: (504) 861-6272
Cell: (504) 621-4530
FAX: (504) 267-9759

RS Schdule 201516

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 rcroft@ccano.org. If you know others who might be interested, please forward.

Friday, November 6, 2015
9am – 11am
11am-1pm
1pm-3pm
3pm-5pm

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

www.ccano.org

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Catholic Charities: Unaccompanied Children Service Providers Workshop, Wednesday, Sept. 2nd

Dear Community Partners,

Catholic Charities is pleased to host an Unaccompanied Children Service Providers Workshop on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015, from 1-4:30pm. Over the last year, as most of you are well aware, conversations have taken place across the city in multiple forums with over 100 known stakeholders to find ways to meet the needs of the Central American immigrant children who have crossed the border unaccompanied by family or an adult caregiver. We are inspired by these conversations and the commitment to collaboration already in progress. As such, this will be an opportunity to build an inclusive framework for defining our goals as a community and engaging in concrete problem-solving to strengthen all of our work with these children and families moving forward.

The workshop will be held at San Martin Hall (behind the offices for Catholic Charities Immigration and Refugee Services Office) at 2505 Maine Avenue, Metairie, LA 70003.

The specific goals of the workshop are:

1. Inclusion – To bring everyone to the table for a conversation with all relevant stakeholders across sectors/social service areas, where everyone’s voice can be heard;

2. Resource Mapping – To verify and finalize the work that many have started to consolidate an updated resource list of social service providers working with unaccompanied children (organized by sector, and complete with information on eligibility requirements, language capacity, and cost of services, etc);
3. Coordination & Action – To choose as a community our top priorities to meet the needs of unaccompanied children, and set up a framework for ongoing collaboration and accountability for our goals.
We value your time, and know that there have been a lot of meetings about this topic. The workshop will be very hands-on, with breakout sessions, and practical exercises to move us forward with our action plan.

We are welcoming stakeholders in the following sectors to register for the Workshop:
· Mental Health & Psychosocial support (counseling, peer/family/community support, substance abuse, DV etc.)

· Health, Special needs, & Disabilities

· Education & After school programming, youth empowerment & mentorship

· Law enforcement/Security, (DV, disciplinary issues, criminal/delinquency issues, relationship with law enforcement/government)

· Access to social/public services (public assistance, transit, food banks, community integration, housing/shelter, etc.)

· Community organizing & education

· Advocacy & Legal support (non-immigration)—to join each table (i.e. legal education, school disciplinary hearings, impact litigation, immigrant rights, etc.)

For your reference, please see attached list of invitees. If you have additional suggestions, please contact Nellie Catzen at pcatzen@ccano.org. Please note that in an effort to avoid duplication of the work already being done by the Louisiana Working Group on Pro Bono Immigration Representation, this workshop will include lawyers and legal advocates who may provide litigation support and legal counsel/advocacy in a non-immigration related context.

Since we are expecting a high turnout for the event, please register online as soon as possible. To register, click here, or copy-paste this link into your browser: http://goo.gl/forms/bTc317ev9B.

The online registration will ask you for some simple information about your services so that we can start the mapping work together in advance and hit the ground running. To save you all time and avoid duplication, we’re asking that you submit only one registration form per organization, including all of the essential stakeholders from your organization who will attend. If your organization cannot attend, but would like to provide information on your organization for the resource mapping, please email pcatzen@ccano.org to request an alternate google form link.

To ensure that the workshop is both efficient and productive, registrants will receive additional information and opportunities to contribute to workshop content several weeks prior to the workshop.

Thank you all for the incredible work you do every day to serve the community and the unaccompanied children. We hope to see you at the workshop on September 2nd.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, ideas, or comments you may have!

Warmly,

Penelope (Nellie) Catzen
Special Projects Coordinator
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
1000 Howard Ave, Suite 200
New Orleans, LA 70113
pcatzen@ccano.org
c: (504) 756-2812
o: (504) 310-6921

Upcoming Workshop: How To Make Healthy Food Choices!

Please join The Plaquemines Community C.A.R.E. Centers Foundation, Inc., Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, Plaquemines Medical Center and Aetna Health Solutions, Tuesday, July 21, 2015 for the subject workshop. The event is free and open to all ages so please bring your youth. See flyer attached. Please share with your congregation/organizations.

See you there.

For more information, contact:
Irma White
Community Health Worker/Patient Navigator
Plaquemines Community C.A.R.E. Centers Foundation, Inc.
504-393-5750
http://www.pcccf.org
iwhite@pcccf.org

How to Make Healthy Food Choices

Stress Workshop at St. Anna’s Episcopal Church

​Hey all:

Hope all is well and I have no doubt everyone is ​keeping busy ​with our ​ever​ rewarding position as Parish Admins 🙂 Attached is a flyer ​for a ​ stress information class that is being held here at St. Anna’s. Could you all advertise at your church w​o​​u​ld be appreciated.

​As always thanks…………………………………
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or anxious?
Thinking of past hurricanes, or worrying about future events?
Are you irritable, frustrated easily, or feeling “on the edge”?

Join us for an informational session on how stress affects your body & what you can do to decrease stress and anxiety.

Wednesday July 15, 2015 at 6:45 PM
St. Anna’s Episcopal Church
1313 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans

Refreshments will be served. For more information call 504-947-2121. Presentation by LSU Psychiatry Residents

Thank you.

Diana Meyers
Community Wellness Director – Anna’s Place NOLA
email: diana@stannanola.org

2015-07 Stress Workshop