Hands-On Mega Group Application Workshop Training
combined with a Naturalization Workshop Event
in Los Angeles, CA
Friday, November 16, 2012 (9am to 6pm) - training
Saturday, November 17, 2012 (time TBD) - naturalization workshop
Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library
16244 Nordhoff Street
North Hills, 91343
$130 per person from CLINIC affiliates
$170 per person from other nonprofit agency staff
$210 per person for private attorneys and staff
Fees are for materials, continental breakfast and lunch
Please be sure to register by November 1 under the correct category and for the correct training. CLINIC will cut-off registration when capacity is full. 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.
The first of its kind, this two-day event combines one-day of hands-on training to give immigration legal staff the knowledge of planning and implementing a large "mega" group application workshop for naturalization and deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA), and on the second day actual mega workshop experience serving an estimated number of 250 or more naturalization applicants. 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. Nonprofits should submit their IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt letter to CLINIC (Attn: Rommel Calderwood) by fax at 202-635-2649 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. General questions may also be sent to Rommel Calderwood’s email address or his phone at (202) 756-5509.
This training will be highly interactive with minimal lecturing. On the first day, participants will be immersed in the following discussion topics and exercises:
- The naturalization group application workshop models and stages
- Volunteer and staff training resources
- Media outreach, planning and organizing
- How to increase efficiency by using technology such as CitizenshipWorks and CLINIC's self-directed e-learning course on naturalization
- 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
On the second day, participants will be actively engaged in the actual mega workshop hosted by Catholic Charities of Los Angeles where trainees from around the country will join local immigration practitioners in helping hundreds of LPRs to reach their dream of citizenship. You and your colleagues will manage the various stages of the workshop, guide applicants through the process and immigration forms, and provide subject matter expertise. Through your efforts, hundreds of potentially eligible LPRs and their families will become Americans.
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