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

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Sponsored by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and CUNY Citizenship NOW!


May 20 and 21, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Day One

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day Two



City University of New York

Graduate Center

365 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10016 (at 34th Street)

Room C197


$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.

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This two-day training is focused on strategic program management and capacity development topics. The curriculum will include planning activities for comprehensive immigration reform along with elements of CLINIC’s highly praised Immigration Program Management training, extended for more advanced learning opportunities.  The training will draw from these advanced areas:

►Planning in advance for implementing Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR). Participants will focus on:

  • Needs assessment and special, under-served populations;
  • Leadership and stakeholder cultivation for decision making and support;
  • Staffing and volunteer roles;
  • Infrastructure and technology needs;
  • Partnerships for maximum service coverage and complimentary systems; and
  • Creating CIR implementation into a short and long-term immigrant integration initiative locally and nationally. 

Special attention will be given to multiple service delivery models that can be managed concurrently to serve large numbers of people appropriately.  A hands-on “Preparing for CIR Passage Day” exercise will be offered, time permitting, CLINIC will present highlights from 25 comprehensive immigration reform plans created by selected nonprofits in its network of over 250 affiliates.

►Sharing best practices on DACA renewal models and looping DACA renewals into building a potential client base for CIR.

►Case management policies, procedures, and forms. Participants will be asked to bring their case management forms to the training for a thorough review of forms in use and assess them against best practices. Attention will be given to developing policies and procedures that can accommodate a higher client demand sure to come after comprehensive immigration law is passed. Expert practitioners will share how they generate and analyze more data using their electronic case management system.

►Measuring program outcomes for fundraising and marketing effectiveness.  Participants will learn new and improved ways of spotlighting and story-telling program and client-service outcomes which are attractive to many funders. 

Open forum for participants to raise issues, ask questions and share good practices that are replicable.

Training topics are subject to change given extenuating circumstances. 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, Silvana Arista, CLINIC Project Attorney and Laura Burdick and Nathaly Perez, CLINIC Field Support Coordinators, in addition to local speakers. 


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 (301) 565-4824 to the attention of Jon Braswell. 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 May 13, 2014 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Jeff Chenoweth at 301-565-4814 or


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