CASA de Maryland partners with community colleges and local government to enhance vocational skills for individuals as they integrate into the community.
What does it mean to be a citizen? Different people would say different things, but no matter our background, every person has special talents to contribute to building our country. It is easy to understand why immigrants take citizenship very seriously. Many spend decades pursuing their dreams of providing a better life for their loved ones and becoming a U.S. citizen.
My family’s story is similar to those of most immigrants because it involves leaving a place you called home in the hope that you may find opportunities to a better future. No matter how hard it was, holding on to our culture made everything feel a little better.
As one of the few organizations that focuses solely on naturalization work, Citizenship Project of Las Vegas, Nevada, is helping immigrants reach a pivotal milestone in their integration journey.
Congrats to Theresa ‘Terry’ Tiberi, office manager for the Immigration Assistance Program at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, on her retirement! After 21 years with the organization, she is leaving an indelible legacy.
Michele Cardamone worked with nonprofits to highlight budding friendships between English teachers and their immigrant students.
Awa Sylla joins CLINIC after attending law school at Indiana University. Fueled by the desire to “protect the vulnerable,” she is excited to be an advocate for those in need.
CLINIC’s newest attorney Graciela Mateo says becoming an attorney was a dream of hers since she was nine years old. Read more to see what volunteer experiences led her to immigration and how she is settling into her new role as a staff attorney with Religious Immigration Services.
One of the many characteristics that makes the United States a great place to live is the abundance of cultural diversity. No matter where you live or visit, you can always find something new and extraordinary to explore. At the forefront of it all are the many immigrants who arrive with their hopes and dreams of a promising future. These men, women and children don't always have an easy journey or transition into their new life in the United State. However, they do all they can to adjust, while making sure to incorporate their native customs and traditions.
This Catholic Charities program promotes immigrant integration by bringing students together to learn about different cultures while they practice their second language.