March-April Events Summary

Volunteer Corps

Events Summary:  March - April 2013


Citizenship Application Assistance Event with MOIA at LaGuardia Community College
On March 23rd, we held our first NYCitizenship in Schools event of the Spring season and the first of back to back events at LaGuardia Community College.  As the weather heats up so is CUNY Citizenship Now! and our volunteers. At this event 46 volunteers along with CUNY Citizenship Now! and MOIA staff assisted 125 participants with determining their naturalization eligibility. Ninety nine participants had their citizenship applications completed, and another 25 were referred to one of our centers for further assistance. One person was told that she possibly derived U.S. citizenship and also was referred to one of our centers for further consultation.


Citizenship Application Assistance Event with Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer at LaGuardia Community College
On April 6th, we held the second of two citizenship events at LaGuardia Community College in as many weeks.  This event was sponsored by Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, the New Americans Campaign and NALEO.  At this event 46 volunteers assisted 130 participants. Fifty eight participants had their citizenship applications completed, and another 36 were referred to one of our centers for further assistance.

Citizenship Application Assistance Event with MOIA
On April 13th, 2013 we held another NYCitizenship in Schools event with the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs. This was our last weekend event as we begin to prepare for the CUNY/Daily News Citizenship NOW! Call-in.   This event was held at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.  With the assistance of 57 volunteers we helped 68 participants apply for citizenship.  We also referred 34 participants to our immigration centers for more assistance with their cases.  We also notified seven participants that they may already be citizens so they were also referred to one of our centers for further consultation. In all we helped 109 participants at this event thanks to the support and hard work of our volunteers.