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May 2014

Issue No. 38

Volunteer Corner

Volunteer of the Month   

Olu Ajayi has been volunteering with CUNY Citizenship Now! for nine years and has volunteered at every single call-in. Through volunteering, he has gained specific knowledge of immigration law and has heard countless eye-opening stories from event participants. Click here to read more about Olu's reflections on being part of our Volunteer Corps.

Director's Corner

null Our Director Allan Wernick writes about the 2014 CUNY/Daily News Citizenship NOW! Call-in, our annual phone bank that reaches its 11th year. Read Allan's column here.

What's Happening at
CUNY Citizenship Now

Recent Events:  


As we prepared for the CUNY/Daily News Citizenship NOW! Call-in we held one Citizenship Application Assistance Event in April. On the 5th, we teamed up with MOIA to offer a NYCitizenship event in Brooklyn. We helped 104 participants, out of which 70 completed their application for naturalization. Click here to view photos of this event

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Poll Question  

Claudia, her husband Luis and their daughter, Jennifer, left their home country of Honduras and immigrated to the United States as permanent residents in 2007. They have been living together in Queens, NY, ever since. Last year, Claudia applied for naturalization. She passed her naturalization interview on February 10, 2014. She was sworn in as a U.S. citizen on March 21, 2014. Jennifer's date of birth is March 22, 1996.

Q. Has Jennifer derived U.S. citizenship?

Click here to answer

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Mark Your Calendars

Saturday May 31st, 2014
Citizenship Now! Application
Assistance Event in the Bronx
Register Now!

Saturday June 7th, 2014
Citizenship Now! Application
Assistance Event in Brooklyn



  Bulletin Board

Training Announcement:

We will be restarting our regular volunteer
trainings in June. Seats will be limited.
So please keep your eyes open for an
invitation in your inbox within the coming
weeks and don't wait to register!


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