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Hands-On Mega Group Application Workshop Training

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 Sponsored by:

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC),

Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami, and

The Miami New Americans Campaign


Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2015

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Training Location:
Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami

6081 SW 21 Street
Miramar, FL 33023

Tel: 954-320-6907


Naturalization Workshop Location:

St. Thomas University School of Law
16401 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054


$100* per person from CLINIC affiliates
 $125* per person from other nonprofit agency staff

 $210* per person for private attorneys and staff

*This fee covers materials, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks 


Register Here


This two-day event combines one-day of hands-on training to give immigrant advocates, community-based organizers and legal service providers the knowledge of planning and implementing a large "mega" group application workshop serving 250 or more people for naturalization, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and future administrative relief.  The following day, participants will volunteer at a large group application naturalization workshop hosted by the Miami New Americans Campaign at St. Thomas University School of Law.  CLINIC invites staff of affiliates and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal worker staff of private law offices to attend this unique training.

 This training will be highly interactive with minimal lecturing.  Participants will be immersed in the following discussion topics and exercises:

  • The naturalization group application workshop model and stages
  • Training resources
  • Media outreach, planning and organizing
  • How to increase efficiency by using  technology such as CitizenshipWorks and CLINIC's self-directed e-learning courses  
  • Workshop set-up
  • Red flags relevant to DACA and naturalization
  • Hypothetical situations
  • Best practices and strategies
  • Creating a workshop plan of action for local implementation
  • Future considerations for administrative relief

The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.   If you are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of you IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at 301-565-4824 or rcalderwood@cliniclegal.org  to the attention of Rommel Calderwood. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number. Payment is by credit card only. 

Space is limited to 40 participants. Please be sure to register by April 20 under the correct category and for the correct training.  All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of your payment through the website by credit card only.  No checks or cash accepted for payment.


See below for information about local travel and hotel options.  Questions may be sent to Rommel Calderwood at rcalderwood@cliniclegal.org or (301) 565-4826.

Logistics:  The nearest airports to the training site are Miami International Airport (19 miles) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Broward County (14 miles).

SuperShuttle services Broward County.  Other transportation options from these airports include car rental or taxi.  


Hotel Options:  The following hotels are near the training site, and attendees should make their own reservations for accommodation. Estimates are based on Hotels.com prices.

  • Quality Inn & Suites Hollywood Boulevard

(approx. $144 per night; 2 miles from training site)

4900 Hollywood Blvd 

Hollywood, FL, 33021


  • Ramada Hollywood Downtown

(approx. $122 per night; 5 miles from training site)

1925 Harrison St 

Hollywood, FL, 33020

  • Hampton Inn and Suites Ft. Lauderdale/Miramar-Turnpike

(approx. $204 per night; 8 miles from training site)

10990 Marks Way 

Miramar, FL, 33025



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