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.
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.
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.