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November 2013

Issue No. 32

Volunteer Corner

Rafael Tassy Volunteer of the Month  

Volunteer of the Month  


We interviewed Rafael Tassi at our October 26th NYCitizenship in Schools event at P.S. 249, The Caton School in Brooklyn. Check our Facebook page in the coming weeks for the video on what Rafael had to say about her volunteer experience with CUNY Citizenship Now.

Director's Corner

null Over the past few years CUNY Citizenship Now has assisted thousands of participants apply for citizenship. Many participants cannot afford the application fees, so we implemented a Fee Waiver station at our events for those interested in requesting a fee waiver.  Read Allan's column for more information on how CUNY Citizenship Now's efforts have removed a great impediment for many who want to become citizens.

What's Happening at
CUNY Citizenship Now

Recent Events
CUNY Citizenship Now recently held two Citizenship Application Assistance Events in Brooklyn. On October 26, we held an NYCitizenship in Schools event sponsored by the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs.  Forty eight volunteers came out and assisted 111 participants interested in naturalizing. On November 9th we held an event at Brooklyn College where 109 participants were helped with determining their eligibility for citizenship. New York State Senator Kevin Parker and Council Member Jumaane Williams came out in support of volunteers and to thank them for their great efforts in helping others in their community. Click here to see photos from our October 26th event and photos from our November 9th event. 

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Mark Your Calendars


  Bulletin Board

Update on Volunteer Trainings: 

Due to our efforts during CUNY Month
and because of the upcoming holiday
season, we will not hold any volunteer
trainings for the rest of 2013. Trainings
will resume in January for those
interested in attending. In the meantime
we will be working on implementing any
changes or updates to our trainings as
needed. Thanks for your patience and
keep a look out for an invitation to our
trainings in January.   


Fun and Stuff

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Poll Question  

Which of the following is a means tested
benefit that will qualify a citizenship
applicant to apply for a fee waiver?

Click here to answer


Member Network

Managing Editor

A. Sofia Carreno


Legal Editor
Allan Wernick, Esq.


Gabriel Espinal

This Month's Newsletter and
Member Network Contributors

Tom Shea, Esq.
Tamara Bloom, Esq.
Stina Rosenquist
Vikramjit Gill
David Sturniolo