Immigration Program Management Training
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Catholic Charities of New York
July 29-30, 2009
Catholic Charities of New York
1011 First Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10022
About the training:
This two-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 and light lunch are 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.
Helen Chen, Esq.: Ms. Chen is a Field Support Coordinator in CLINIC’s Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities in Washington, D.C., where she provides capacity building support and program management consultations to charitable immigration programs in Colorado, New Mexico, and many Southeastern states. Ms. Chen is a former staff attorney with Catholic Charities of Boston. She is an expert on services for survivors of domestic violence under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Jeff Chenoweth: Mr. Chenoweth is a Field Support Coordinator in CLINIC’s Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities in Washington, D.C., where he assists charitable immigration programs in Northeastern states with capacity building and program management needs. He is the Assistantant Director for the Center, supervising five other Field Support Coordinators. He has worked in the field of non-profit immigration services since 1986 and has been on staff at CLINIC since 1997.
Jennie Guilfoyle, Esq.: Ms. Guilfoyle is a Training & Legal Support Attorney in CLINIC’s New York City office. She conducts substantive immigration law training, staffs CLINIC’s Attorney-of-the-Day line, and writes immigration law articles for CLINIC's monthly newsletter, Catholic Legal Immigration News. Ms. Guilfoyle previously provided program management technical assistance to CLINIC member agencies as a Field Attorney. Prior to that, Ms. Guilfoyle worked for Church World Service in New York City providing training and technical support to its network of resettlement and immigration programs.
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 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 Jeff Chenoweth. 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 July 15, 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 Jeff Chenoweth at (202) 635-5826 or Yen Le at (202) 756-5546.
Lodging: Hotels in New York City and its nearby vicinities are often booked well in advance, particularly for the vacation season. Early hotel registration is strongly recommended. CLINIC is unable to give advise on hotel locations and prices.
Directions & Local Transportation: Catholic Charities of New York is located in Midtown East section of Manhattan. You can take the E, V, or 6 trains to 51st Street and 3rd Avenue and then walk East to 55th Street and 1st Avenue. The N, R, 4 and 5 trains are accessible at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue. Please walk East to First Avenue and then South to 56th Street.
Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: 53rd Street and 3rd Avenue, walking distance is seven minutes. Nearest bus stop is M15 for a two minute walk.