Los Angeles Hosts Unique Mega Workshop and Training Nov. 16 and 17

The first of its kind, this two-day event combines one-day of hands-on training to give immigration legal staff the knowledge of planning and implementing a large “mega” group application workshop for naturalization and on the second day, host an actual mega workshop experience serving an estimated number of 250 or more naturalization applicants.

The Los Angeles Workshop is sponsored by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund , Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and Catholic Charities of Los Angeles.

WHEN: Friday, November 16 from 9am-6pm and Saturday, November 17 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library, 16244 Nordhoff Street, North Hills, 91343

CONTACT:  Catholic Charities Immigration Services:  (213) 251-3545 or Ya es Hora hotline: 1-888-839-8682

For more information, go to the CLINIC website here.

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Posted on November 13, 2012

Our Impact

  • The Campaign has increased the number of naturalization applications completed in NAC sites by 90% from year one to year three, through nearly 2,000 naturalization workshops and clinics.
  • Over 120,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families nearly $105 million in legal and application fees.
  • Almost 2,000 naturalization events hosted, including info sessions, trainings and group application workshops.
  • Adopted scalable technology. MP3 players, Google Voice, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are being used to enhance naturalization service delivery.
  • Expanded the Bethlehem Project (an effort to provide naturalization assistance within corporations) which has partnered with 85 businesses across the nation, ranging from hotels in Miami to American Apparel in Los Angeles.
  • Deployed CitizenshipWorks, an online tool, across the NAC in multiple settings and languages. This quarter the NAC also began to integrate the new CitizenshipWorks mobile phone app into services.
  • 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.

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