United for Citizenship: National Naturalization Practitioners’ Conference

Materials from the United for Citizenship: National Naturalization Practitioners’ Conference can be found here. Also be sure to visit http://NACmaterials.org for access to powerpoint templates, logos, sample flyers, and many other useful communications tools.

Powerpoint Presentation: Opening Remarks by Cathy Cha, Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr Fund
Direct link: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1QFA7q7ORrfNmtEUGlkenptVVk/edit?usp=sharing

Powerpoint Presentation: Naturalization Working Group’s CIR Policy Update
Direct link: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1QFA7q7ORrfazJwY242allUUms/edit?usp=sharing

Powerpoint Presentation: Storytelling About Naturalization
Direct link: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1QFA7q7ORrfcE53OWlhSzBxcjA/edit?usp=sharing

  • Meredith Fenton, Fenton Communication
  • Robert Perez, Fenton Communication

Powerpoint Presentation: Best Practices in Large Group Processing Events
Direct link: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1QFA7q7ORrfUW1Ud2tka0JlLVU/edit?usp=sharing

Notes from the panel and the Q&A session
Direct link: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1QFA7q7ORrfTHFjSS1JYmRvQUk/edit?usp=sharing

  • Tom Shea, CUNY Citizenship Now!, New York
  • Frances Valdez, Neighborhood Centers, Inc., Houston
  • Randy McGrorty, Catholic Charities Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami
  • Vanessa Sandoval, SIREN, San Jose

Click here for the “What to Expect” forms in ENGLISH and in SPANISH

An A-to-Z guide to Best Practices in Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Volunteers for Large Group Processing Events
direct link: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1QFA7q7ORrfa09PcEZ5cmJIUzQ/edit?usp=sharing

Powerpoint Presentation: Best Practices in Fee Waivers
Direct link: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1QFA7q7ORrfYmtES3ozeDZaNTQ/edit?usp=sharing

  • Joyce Noche, APALC, Los Angeles
  • Nikki Uyen Dinh, APILO, East Bay
  • Lorelei Salas Boylan, Make The Road NY, New York

Powerpoint Presentation: Best Practices in Naturalization Outreach in Major Media Markets
Direct link: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1QFA7q7ORrfVmc3LU5NQklNR1U/edit?usp=sharing

  • Claudia Ortega-Hogue, NALEO Educational Fund, Houston
  • Nasim Khansari, APALC, Los Angeles
  • David Castrillon, Read 2 Succeed, Miami
  • Alaa Mukahhal, NPNA/ICIRR, Chicago

Powerpoint Presentation: Mega-Workshop Processing Model
Direct link: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1QFA7q7ORrfd2Q3enlKSU5fV00/edit?usp=sharing

  • Elisa Sequeira, NALEO Educational Fund, Los Angeles
  • Nasim Khansari, APALC, Los Angeles

Our Impact

  • The Campaign has completed over 3,700 naturalization workshops and clinics.
  • Over 250,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families over $206million in legal and application fees.
  • Adopted scalable technology. MP3 players, Google Voice, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are being used to enhance naturalization service delivery.
  • Expanded New American Workforce (an effort to provide naturalization assistance within corporations) which has partnered with over 100 businesses across the nation, ranging from hotels in Miami to American Apparel in Los Angeles.
  • Deployed Citizenshipworks, an online tool, across the Campaign in multiple settings and languages. A newly redesigned platform guides applicants through through their citizenship application from start to finish and connects applicants to legal help at partnering non-profits.
  • Were instrumental in inspiring the US Citizenship and Immigration Service to support the Citizenship Corners initiative.
  • Created innovative partnerships with public libraries, school districts, universities, social service agencies, and employers, all of which yield not only greater numbers of applicants but also greater awareness of the naturalization process.
  • Deployed a large-scale volunteer recruitment program through an e-learning course.

    Reached diverse communities. Local partners consistently outreach and provide culturally competent and language-appropriate services.
Learn more from our
Impact Report.

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Who We're Helping

People come to America from all over the world with dreams of achieving a better life for themselves and their families and calling this great nation home. Eight million people who live, work, and pay taxes in this country are eligible for citizenship, yet only about eight percent of them naturalize each year. Find out more about these individuals and the barriers they face.Read More