Volunteer of the Month Melina Lito, Esq. joined the Volunteer Corps this year. She was born in Albania, raised in Greece and now resides in Manhattan. Melina has volunteered at nine citizenship events in the Application Assistance and Fee Waiver stations and has participated in the trainings for both stations. Read more about Melina and other Citizenship Now volunteers below!
We just completed the first year of our collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, NYCitizenship in Schools. Read Allan's column for his insights on our accomplishments through that initiative.
What's Happening at CUNY Citizenship Now
Recent Events CUNY Citizenship Now recently held a Citizenship Application Assistance Event on September 14. We held the event in Manhattan and it was sponsored by Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito. Forty seven volunteers came out and assisted 78 participants interested in naturalizing. Out of the 78 participants, 56 completed their application for naturalization. Click here to see photos and read more.
This Fall, John Jay College will be starting a new initiative to bring attention to the subject of deportation, criminal offenses and immigration-related civil charges. A panel of experts will explore these issues through December in events ranging from exhibits to panels to plays. For more information on upcoming events and how to R.S.V.P. please click here.
You are volunteering at the Application Assistance station. In Part 9 of the N-400 Form, it asks for information about children. The participant you are helping has three children. His first child is age 31, born out of wedlock and lives abroad. The applicant never married the mother. The second child is a 25-year-old step-child with his first wife. The third child is a 16-year-old LPR who was born in wedlock to the applicant's second wife and lives with both parents here in the United States. Which children do you include in Part 9?