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January 2014

Issue No. 34

Volunteer Corner


Volunteer of the Month   
Ann Marie McNamee has been a member of the Citizenship Now Volunteer Corps for more than two years. Since joining the Corps, Ann Marie has attended over thirty citizenship application assistance events and trainings. She is currently working two days with our Communications Department, but she still volunteers with us on the weekends. Click below to read about what Ann Marie had to say about her volunteer experience with CUNY Citizenship Now.

Director's Corner

null One of the reasons our volunteers mention as a reason for them to join our Volunteer Corps is their interest in learning more about immigration law. With that in mind, our Director Allan Wernick writes this month about the CUNY SPS Immigration Law Certificate Program, a program he helped create a few years ago. Read Allan's column for more information.

What's Happening at
CUNY Citizenship Now

Recent Events:  


On December 7th, we held our last 2013 event in Brooklyn. CUNY staff and 46 members of our Volunteer Corps helped 87 participants. The following week we held our final NYCitizenship in Schools event of 2013. We assisted 50 participants which brought our total number to 2,625 participants helped in the past year. Click here for a full recap and to view photos of the events.   

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Mark Your Calendars

January 25th, 2014
Citizenship Now Application
Assistance Event in the Bronx
Register Now!

February 8th, 2014
Citizenship Now Application
Assistance Event in the Brooklyn
Register Now!


  Bulletin Board

Training Announcement: 

Our next Application Assistance volunteer training is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 30th. Seats are limited. So please keep your eyes open for an invitation in your inbox and don't wait to register!              


Fun and Stuff

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Poll Question  

You are assisting Gabriel at the Application Assistance Station. Gabriel lives in Brooklyn. Sometimes there are problems with mail delivery at his address. He asks you if he can have USCIS send him mail regarding his N-400 application to his mother's apartment in Queens which is more secure for receiving mail.

How do you complete Part 4, of his N-400 application?

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