Volunteers Needed for Annual Immigration Workshop

Lone Star College-KingwoodLone Star College-Kingwood in partnership with the City of Houston’s Office of International Communities (OIC), Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (NCI) and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund will host the fifth annual Immigration and Citizenship Workshop on Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

“The workshop is designed to assist eligible legal permanent residents in their path to citizenship by completing the N-400 application as well as by providing free legal assistance if needed.  In addition, participants will leave the forum with information they gained through the citizenship process,” said Ana Mac Naught, immigration services specialist for NCI.

To make this year’s event a success, the college and its partners are asking for community members to volunteer their time helping clients with various services.  Volunteers are needed to help people fill out citizenship applications, setup, help with volunteer registration, work participant registration, and provide translation assistance, volunteer in children’s area, work food assistance, and monitor the crowd and cleanup. Interested people do not have to be bilingual.  Breakfast and lunch will be served to volunteers and all volunteers must arrive by 8 a.m. on the day of the forum for training.

“Volunteers are needed to help legal permanent residents in filing out their U.S. citizenship applications.  The clients will provide the information needed to complete the application and the volunteers will help them by writing that information in the appropriate spaces on the applications,” said Benito Juarez, senior manager of Immigrant and Refugee affairs for OIC.

To sign up as a volunteer, contact Argelia Maldonado at 281-312-1621 or Argelia.Maldonado@LoneStar.edu.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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