Immigration Program Management Training - Cincinnati
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio
Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio
100 East 8th St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
About the training:
This three-day training provides a complete overview of how to start and sustain a nonprofit immigration legal services program. It features a manual and curriculum that offer detailed information and suggestions for applying for Board of Immigration Appeals agency recognition and staff accreditation, implementing effective case management systems, fundraising and scores of other pertinent topics related to managing an immigration program.
The training is highly interactive. Participants will leave with a plan to create or improve immigration legal services. Past participants have used information from this training to build or expand their legal immigration capacity.
- $220 per person for CLINIC affiliates (members and subscribers); $660 office location cap ($50 fee per person for more than 3 attendees from same affiliate)
- $245 per person for CLINIC affiliates (members and subscribers); $735 coffice location cap ($50 fee per person for more than 3 attendees from same affiliate)
- $375 per person for private attorneys and their staff
Registration fee includes a copy of the training manual. Please note that a light breakfast is included in the cost.
Who should attend?
The training is suitable for program staff from a wide range of organizations, including established immigration programs, ethnic and immigrant organizations, domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions and service providers, unions, social services and medical providers, and educational programs (ESL and Citizenship).
What will you learn?
Participants will learn how to determine which applications to accept and how to adjust fees to obtain the best support for their program. There will be a discussion of case intake and management strategies, avoiding unauthorized practice of law, and strategies for working with the funders and delivering on grant objectives.
Jack Holmgren, Field Support Coordinator, is a graduate of the Monterey College of Law and has practiced immigration law exclusively since 1987. He has run a direct service program, supervised CLINIC’s national training and technical support staff and worked to help start and expand Catholic immigration legal services programs. He teaches, writes and consults on program management, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recognition and accreditation and other aspects of immigration law and practice. In addition to his work with CLINIC affiliates, Mr. Holmgren has assisted other faith-based and ethnic groups, such as the Muslims, Arabs and South Asian organizations to launch and grow local immigration law programs. Mr. Holmgren also assists programs in the Domestic Violence Survivor network. He works out of the CLINIC San Francisco, California office and is a member of the California State Bar.
Yen Le: Ms. Le is a Field Support Coordinator in CLINIC’s Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities in Washington, D.C., where she assists charitable immigration programs for Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states with capacity building and program management needs. Before joining CLINIC, Ms. Le was the Executive Director of the Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association, which she helped become the first Vietnamese Board of Immigration Appeals-recognized agency in the United States.
Registration details and deadline
The training is for the staff of Catholic agencies and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal worker staff of private law offices. As a requirement of registration, if you are registering as staff of a community-based organization, fax or e-mail a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at 202-635-2649 to the attention of Yen Le or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter and your payment through the website by credit card only. No checks or cash accepted for payment.
The deadline for registration is August 14, 2009. Only on-line registration and payment by credit card is accepted at the CLINIC web site . Space is limited for only 35 people and we suggest you register early. Registration may close prior to the stated deadline if the number or registrants reaches capacity. If that happens, the website will not accept your credit card payment. For more information, contact Yen Le at (202) 756-5546.
Lodging: The Garfield Suites Hotel is located a block from the training site. Thirty suites have been reserved there for people arriving on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 and staying for three nights. The one-bedroom suites are available at the rate of $89.00/night and the two-bedroom condo-suites (two separate beds with shared living room and kitchen space) are available at the rate of $119.00/night. Rate are available until August 1st. To book a suite online, click on this link: https://reservations.ihotelier.com/crs/g_reservation.cfm?groupID=383637&hotelID=3624
Directions & Local Transportation: Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio is located in downtown Cincinnati and is 14 miles north of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG). The rate from Cincinnati/Northern KY airport (CVG) to downtown Cincinnati is $25 for one to four people. The Airport Executive Shuttle costs $19 each way. Call the day prior your arrival or departure with your flight, hotel and phone information to guarantee your reservation. The Garfield Suites Hotel provides free shuttle services within one-mile radius of the hotel. For more information on ground transportation, visit the Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau: http://www.cincyusa.com/transportation/ground/