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April 2014

Issue No. 37

Volunteer Corner

Volunteer of the Month   

April is National Volunteer Month, so instead of recognizing one volunteer, we would like to say thank you to all of our volunteers, past and present, that have helped us provide free immigration services. With the CUNY/ Daily News Citizenship Now! call-in and the May 10th Citywide Citizenship Event on the horizon, we are particularly aware of the fact that we would not be able to successfully complete these events without the help of our dedicated volunteers.

Director's Corner

null Our Director Allan Wernick writes about the 2014 Citywide Citizenship Application Assistance Event, the flagship of our citizenship events.  Read Allan's column  for more information.

What's Happening at
CUNY Citizenship Now

Recent Events:  


We recently held two Citizenship Application Assistance Events in March. On the 8th, we teamed up with MOIA to offer a NYCitizenship event in Queens. We helped 79 participants, out of which 56 completed their application for naturalization. Click here to view photos of this event. On March 15, we held our second event in the Bronx with Council Member Vanessa Gibson. At this event we assisted 71 participants, out of which 47 completed their application for citizenship. Click here to view photos for this event. 

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Poll Question  

You are working the application assistance station at a Saturday event. You are helping a participant who is exempt from the English literacy requirements for naturalization. This means that the participant must not demonstrate a basic understanding of how to read, write, and understand English in order to be granted naturalization.

Q. How will you proceed with this participant?

Click here to answer

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Mark Your Calendars

CUNY/Daily News
Citizenship NOW! Call-in
April 28th - May 2nd, 2014

May 10th, 2014
Citizenship Now! Citywide Application
Assistance Event in Manhattan
(See last year's event here



  Bulletin Board


  • For those who have registered to attend the 2014 CUNY/Daily News Citizenship NOW! Call-in, please note that the Call-in will take
    place from April 28th - May 2nd,
    2014 from 9:00 a.m. to
    7:00 p.m.
    at the following location:

    Stella and Charles Guttman
    Community College

    50 West 40th Street, 4th Floor
    (Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
    New York, NY 10018
    Get Directions 


Fun and Stuff


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