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August 2013

Issue No. 29

Volunteer Corner

Angela Cooper 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!

Director's Corner

Allan WernickIn 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

July 2013 Event 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


Member Network

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Mark Your Calendars

September 14th, 2013

Citizenship Now Application
Assistance Event in Manhattan


  Bulletin Board

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.   



Fun and Stuff

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Poll Question  

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)


Click here to answer

Managing Editor

A. Sofia Carreno


Legal Editor
Allan Wernick, Esq.


Gabriel Espinal

This Month's Newsletter and
Member Network Contributors

Tom Shea, Esq.
Stina Rosenquist
Vikramjit Gill
David Sturniolo