Volunteer of the Month Angela Cooper has been a Citizenship Now Volunteer Corps member since 2012. She is originally from Jamaica and came to America because "the opportunities are endless and your dreams are attainable". Angela, has helped in various stations at our events, including photo station and participant and volunteer registration. Read more about Angela and other Citizenship Now volunteers below!
In this months Director's Corner, Allan tells us where things stand with immigration reform now that the Senate is out on break, and tells us the plans of immigration advocates in case that Congress doesn't pass reform legislation this year. Click here to read Allan's full column.
What's Happening at CUNY Citizenship Now
Recent Events CUNY Citizenship Now recently held three Citizenship Application Assistance Events. On July 27, we held an event in Flushing (Queens) sponsored by Council Member Peter Koo. We helped 59 participants out of which 47 completed their application for naturalization. The following week we held an event in Manhattan with MOIA. At that event we assisted 67 participants with completing their citizenship applications and another six were referred to one of our immigration centers. Our third event was at Lehman College in the Bronx. Thirty six volunteers came out and assisted 56 participants interested in naturalizing. Read More
Mark Your Calendars
September 14th, 2013 Citizenship Now Application Assistance Event in Manhattan (Tentative)
New Volunteer Advisory Committee:
We would like to announce the selection of our first-ever Volunteer Advisory Committee. We received a large number of strong applications and we want to thank all who applied. The members of the committee will advise the Volunteer Coordinator and the CUNY Citizenship Now staff on how to better support our dedicated Volunteer Corps. Look out for our members of the Volunteer Advisory at our next event (they will have a special name tag) and feel free to give them your suggestions on how your experience as a volunteer can be improved. Click here to see the 2013-2014 term members and please join us in congratulating them.
You are volunteering at the "application assistance" station. As you are helping a participant to complete the Form N-400, she reveals to you that she was arrested for shoplifting ten years ago but it is no big deal and won't prevent her from naturalizing. What do you do? (Choose the most complete answer)