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News from the Catholic Network
BIA Partial Accreditation
Maria Pilar-Solis, Shauna Simon-Glidden, and Judah Renee Lopez with Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW); August 15, 2016
Susan Norkowski of Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON)-West Michigan; August 30, 2016
Emily Ann Kim Kessel and Dong Yoon Kim with National Korean American Service and Education Consortium; August 11, 2016
Maria Guerrero and Gabriela Saez Capo with Catholic Charities of Raleigh Burlington sub office; August 23, 2016
Ed Sarduy with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware; August 15, 2016
BIA Agency Recognition
Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW) in Wallingford, Connecticut
National Korean American Service and Education Consortium in Annandale, Virginia
Catholic Charities of Raleigh, North Carolina Burlington sub office
Subscriber-African Communities Public Health Coalition in Los Angeles, California.
Rainbow Services, Ltd in San Pedro, California received agency recognition and partial accredited for staff Monica Torres on August 11, 2016.
CLINIC’s Center for Immigrant Integration seeks to encourage and facilitate the development of immigrant integration initiatives throughout its network through the creation of resources and trainings and through the dissemination of best practices currently present in CLINIC affiliate agencies. This month, the Center has several new developments.
CLINIC’s texting campaign, Text4Refugees, is now available in FRENCH!
Texts available in English, Arabic, Nepali, Somali, Spanish and now FRENCH!
Text 1 to 1-352-NEW2USA (639-2872) to receive messages in English.
Visit www.cliniclegal.org/text4refugees for instructions on receiving the texts in different languages and for more information on the campaign.
If your program or agency offers a unique immigrant integration initiative, please contact Leya Speasmaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outside Events & Resources
CLINIC was a national partner for Welcoming America’s 2016 Welcoming Week. During the week of September 16-25th, the campaign celebrated and encouraged the inclusion of newcomers. CLINIC sought to provide stories that celebrated immigrants and our affiliates who serve them. A CLINIC attorney also told her naturalization story, which we encourage you to read on our blog. Keep the momentum going by finding an event to attend or add yours to the list here.
On Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. EST, the Immigrant Learning Center is hosting a free webinar, Building United Communities: Immigrants, Cops and Crime. The webinar will feature experts in law enforcement, immigrant integration and research. Register here!
Register for the Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference taking place at the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice from November 28-29, 2016. Topics include immigrant integration, empowerment and well-being.
Sign up for White House updates on America’s immigration system here.
The Hechinger Report highlights teachers’ successful experiences using the Duolingo for Schools app in their classrooms. The app has helped ESL students gain confidence by allowing them to practice the vocabulary and grammar they learn in school in a more private setting.
The Network for Integrating New Americans (NINA) national initiative supports immigration integration by working with programs that focus on assisting immigrants with English language acquisition and professional development.