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Preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Other Selected Issues in Program Management

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Preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Other Selected Issues in Program Management  

Sponsored by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

October 24 - 25, 2013

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Day One

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Day Two


CLINIC's new office

8757 Georgia Avenue, Ste. 850

Silver Spring, MD 20910

$235 per person from affiliate agencies; $705 cap
($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)
$260 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $780 cap
($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)
$390 per person for private attorneys and staff
Please be sure to register under the correct category and for the correct training. All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00.
Continental breakfast provided.
Hotel available next door to CLINIC’s training room.
Cancellations for hotel required by October 9

This newly developed training is focused on methods to plan and implement Comprehensive Immigration Reform, specifically Registered Provisional Immigrant status as currently passed in Senate Bill 744. The curriculum includes a CIR Planning Checklist and Outline that attendees can use for their own community-level planning. The training will draw from these advanced areas:

►Presenting up-to-date data on the undocumented by residence by city, length of residence, nationality, age, income level, and education level completed.  Data will be studied with application towards service delivery opportunities and challenges.

►Identifying how to acquire more leadership and stakeholder support for planning and resource development.  Discussion will include different definitions of successful CIR implementation based on local realities and revenue raising options to achieve success. 

►Measuring program outcomes for fundraising and marketing effectiveness. Participants will learn a logic model and apply it to designing a project and spotlighting outcomes which are attractive to many funders. Participants will also learn how to use the likelihood of new legislation in funding proposals, community events, and other marketing arenas to garner additional support for the immigration program.

► Learning human resource models and infrastructure needs to build-up service delivery capacity and efficiency. A short presentation will be given on Board of Immigration Appeals agency recognition and staff and volunteer accreditation.

► Evaluating technology enhancements including client and program databases.  Discussion will include how web-based databases can serve more people efficiently, increase staff efficiency and tell successful stories about outcomes.

►Community education messages tailored for each phase of CIR from pre-passage, registration, adjustment of status, and naturalization spanning a decade or more.  The role of partnerships in community education and other service delivery needs will be addressed.

►Service delivery diagrams will be presented to show how different charitable immigration legal programs have already drafted service delivery models for implementing CIR.

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). The training will be presented by: Jeff Chenoweth, Director of CLINIC's Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities; Michelle Sardone, CLINIC's Legalization Program Manager & BIA Full Accredited Representative; and Laura Burdick and Leya Speasmaker, CLINIC Field Support Coordinators; Silvana Arista, Project Attorney; and Rommel Calderwood, CLINIC Project Coordinator

Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities, other Catholic nonprofits, and other community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices. If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must 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 Andrés Abella. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter. If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number. Payment is by credit card only.

This training is expected to fill up quickly. Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is October 10, 2013 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Leya Speasmaker at 202-756-3753 or



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