Saturday, April 30, 2016

Gilroy Library Citizenship: Spring Class 7

Gilroy Library Citizenship Classes
Address: Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth Street, Gilroy, CA 95020 408-842-8207
http://www.sccl.org/Locations/Gilroy

Teacher: Jennifer Gagliardi (jgagliardi@sccl.org)
Website: http://www.sccl.org/Services/Citizenship-Resources
Gilroy Citizenship class Webpage:
http://www.uscitizenpod.com/p/citizenship-gilroy-library.html

First Series: Winter 2016
Saturdays 10:30 am to 12 noon January 23 - March 5

Second Series: Spring 2016

Saturdays 10:30 am to 12 noon April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, May 21

Click here for links to all of the citizenship classes at Gilroy Library


N-400

    Family Fun/Homework

    Friday, April 29, 2016

    A Video Tour of Online Citizenship Resources



    uscitizenpod: A Video tour of Online Citizenship Resources

    Contents:
    U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services https://www.uscis.gov/
    • N-400, Blog, InfoPass, etc
    USCIS Citizenship Resource Center  https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship
    • Videos and Quizzes
    • Easy access to 100 Questions self-test in English and Spanish
    This video is available on YouTube at http://youtu.be/L2sk0EWRQaM

    For more info, see US Citizenship Podcast uscitizenpod.com

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    Morgan Hill Citizenship: Spring Class 4

    Citizenship Classes at the Morgan Hill Library!
    Tuesdays afternoons, 2 – 3:30 pm
    Dates: April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
    660 West Main Ave., Morgan Hill, CA 95037

    *  SCCLD Citizenship Class Website
    *  Morgan Hill Citizenship Class page


    N-400
    A Basic Citizenship Interview based on the USCIS Revised N-400 (38, 2pgs) 

    A Basic Citizenship Interview based on the USCIS N-400 (recorded before 2014)
      Civics

      Family Fun/Homework

      Monday, April 25, 2016

      Milpitas Library Citizenship: Spring Class 1

      Milpitas Library Citizenship Classes
      Time: Monday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm 
      Date: March 28 (another series will start late April)
      Address: Milipitas Library, 160 North Main Street Street, Milpitas, CA 95035 (408) 262-1171
      Teacher: Jennifer Gagliardi (jgagliardi@sccl.org)

      *NEW* Milpitas Library Citizenship Classes: Fourth Series: Spring 2016
      Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6, 12, 20
      Closed for Memorial Day, May 30

      N-400

      Civics

      The USCIS 100 Questions handouts





      Homework

      Family Fun

      Sunday, April 24, 2016

      DACA and CITIZENSHIP Events at the Milpitas Library


      The Santa Clara County Library is proud to host the following events to inform the community about their legal rights and responsibilities concerning US Citizenship  and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  

      DACA/CITIZENSHIP INFO Session at the Milpitas Library
      Sunday April 24, 12:30-2:30
      DACA and Citizenship Information and Orientation Session.  IRC lawyers will explain the qualifications and requirements for DACA and Citizenship. 
      1210 South Bascom Ave., Suite 227, San Jose, CA 95128, (408) 277-0255
      Contact: Olga Casarriti, (408) 277-0255 Ext 18, Olga.Casaretti@rescue.org
      To register for this event, go to http://tinyurl.com/grzn79p

      Citizenship Classes at the Milpitas Library 
      Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6, 12, 20
      Closed for Memorial Day, May 30
      Become a U.S. Citizen! Learn avout the NEW N-400 Application for Naturalization (04-13-2016)!  Our Citizenship classes will help you prepare by discussing civics and government questions, reading and writing English, and practicing your interview skills. The classes are free, but space is limited. Register now at the Information Desk.
      contact: Jennifer Gagliardi, jgagliardi@sccl.org

      Apply for DACA 
      Monday, May 9 6:00pm to 8:30pm  
      FREE! IRC lawyers will help you fill out your DACA application at the Milpitas Library.  
      1210 South Bascom Ave., Suite 227, San Jose, CA 95128, (408) 277-0255
      Contact: Olga Casarriti, (408) 277-0255 Ext 18, Olga.Casaretti@rescue.org
      To register for this event, go to http://tinyurl.com/grzn79p

      Apply for CITIZENSHIP!
      Monday, May 23 6:00pm to 8:30pm 
      FREE!  IRC lawyers will help you fill out your N-400 application for Citizenship at the Milpitas Library. PLUS Mock citizenship Interviews: practice for your interview while you wait. 
      1210 South Bascom Ave., Suite 227, San Jose, CA 95128, (408) 277-0255
      Contact: Ketaki Srivastava, (408) 277-0255 Ext 17, Ketaki.Sriavastava@rescue.org
      Contact: Olga Casarriti, (408) 277-0255 Ext 18, Olga.Casaretti@rescue.org
      To register for this event, go to http://tinyurl.com/grzn79p

      Also of interest:

      SIREN Citizenship Workshop at the Gilroy Library
      Sat May 7 10:00am to 2:00pm 
      SIREN Bay Area lawyers and volunteers will help people complete their N-400 Application for Naturalization!


      For more information, please attend one of our events or check out the resources in our resource lists:

      Citizenship resources in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Hindi, Mandarin, and Vietnamese plus books for Children. Includes USCIS websites.

      Undocumented, and unafraid! Books and online resources about immigrant youth and their parents in pursuit of the American Dream!

      Saturday, April 23, 2016

      Citizenship Preparation Resources for Adult Education



      Citizenship Preparation Resources for Adult Education
      CCAE State Conference 2016
      Adult Education: The Bridge to College, Careers, and Communities
      April 22-23, 2016
      SF Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Burlingame, CA
      Jennifer Gagliardi, OTAN and Milpitas Adult School jgagliar@musd.org

      Gilroy Library Citizenship: Spring Class 6

      Gilroy Library Citizenship Classes
      Address: Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth Street, Gilroy, CA 95020 408-842-8207
      http://www.sccl.org/Locations/Gilroy

      Teacher: Jennifer Gagliardi (jgagliardi@sccl.org)
      Website: http://www.sccl.org/Services/Citizenship-Resources
      Gilroy Citizenship class Webpage:
      http://www.uscitizenpod.com/p/citizenship-gilroy-library.html


      First Series: Winter 2016

      Saturdays 10:30 am to 12 noon January 23 - March 5

      Second Series: Spring 2016

      Saturdays 10:30 am to 12 noon April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, May 21

      Click here for links to all of the citizenship classes at Gilroy Library


      N-400
      Civics:
      Summary

      Homework and Family Fun
      Check back for updates for April 23rd lesson!

      Events of Interest at the Gilroy Library


      Wed April 20 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm SIREN Immigration forum

      Sat May 7 10:00am to 2:00pm SIREN Citizenship workshop--Lawyers and volunteers will help people complete their N-400 Application for Naturalization!


      Tue April 12  2:00pm to 3:30pm Morgan Hill Library Citizenship Classes begin: April 5 to May 31


      Friday, April 22, 2016

      Citizenship Resources for Earth Day



      uscitizenpod: GO GREEN with USPS Stamps

      In honor of Earth Day 2011 and in celebration of the new USPS GO GREEN Forever stamp series, US Citizenship Podcast presents a collection of stamps reflecting America's ongoing commitment to make EARTH DAY, EVERY DAY!

      uscitizenpod: 10 Citizenship Questions in Honor of Earth Day (pdf)

      More Earth Day, Arbor Day, and National Parks Weeks Resources



      Family Fun

      Check back for updates!

      Wednesday, April 20, 2016

      Campbell Library Citizenship: Winter Class 8

      Campbell Library Citizenship Classes
      Time: Wednesday afternoons, 1:30-3:00 pm 
      Date: April 13 and 20
      Address: Campbell Library, 77 Harrison Ave., Campbell, CA 95008, 408-866-1991
      Teacher: Jennifer Gagliardi (jgagliardi@sccl.org)



      Civics:
      Summary

      SCCLD Citizenship Class Survey 
      Complete the survey below or fill out the pdf and email it to jgagliardi@sccl.org







      Family Fun/Homework

      Check back for updates!

      Tuesday, April 19, 2016

      Morgan Hill Citizenship: Spring Class 3

      Citizenship Classes at the Morgan Hill Library!
      Tuesdays afternoons, 2 – 3:30 pm
      Dates: April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
      660 West Main Ave., Morgan Hill, CA 95037

      *  SCCLD Citizenship Class Website
      *  Morgan Hill Citizenship Class page


      N-400
      Civics
      Family Fun

      Monday, April 18, 2016

      THE NEW N-400 VIDEO


      uscitizenpod: THE NEW N-400 VIDEO

      On April 13, 2016, USCIS revised Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. The revised version is available at https://www.uscis.gov/n-400.

      You may continue to use the 9/13/13 edition of the form until August 9, 2016.

      USCIS will reject and return previous versions of Form N-400 submitted on or after August 10, 2016.

      You can also listen to uscitizenpod's podcast about the new N-400.

      Sunday, April 17, 2016

      Organizations: Apply for Citizenship and Integration Grants by April 22

      USCIS The Beacon: Each year, USCIS awards millions of dollars in grants to support the quality work of organizations that play a vital role in helping lawful permanent residents in our communities prepare for naturalization. These providers also promote greater civic integration through citizenship instruction - teaching English, U.S. history and civics to new generations of would-be Americans.

      This year, we are doing something new to support local organizations that have never received grants through our program. We intend to award about $1 million to first-time recipients in the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program for fiscal year 2016. If you represent one of these organizations, or know of an interested organization, we strongly encourage that organization to consider applying.

      This funding opportunity, DHS-16-CIS-010-001, will help nonprofits establish new citizenship instruction programs or expand the quality and reach of existing ones. Examples of eligible organizations include private, nonprofit organizations such as civic, community and faith-based organizations; adult education organizations; and volunteer and literacy organizations.

      A separate funding opportunity, DHS-16-CIS-010-002, will award approximately $9 million to public or nonprofit organizations that prepare permanent residents for citizenship by offering both citizenship instruction and naturalization application services.

      USCIS began accepting applications for both of these competitive grant opportunities on March 2. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 22, 2016. 

      To download the application packages, search by the keywords "citizenship instruction," by CFDA number 97.010, or by the funding opportunity numbers referenced above.

      For more information about the grant program and how to apply, you can also visit uscis.gov/grants or email the USCIS Office of Citizenship at citizenshipgrantprogram@uscis.dhs.gov

      Saturday, April 16, 2016

      Gilroy Library Citizenship: Spring Class 5

      Gilroy Library Citizenship Classes
      Address: Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth Street, Gilroy, CA 95020 408-842-8207
      http://www.sccl.org/Locations/Gilroy

      Teacher: Jennifer Gagliardi (jgagliardi@sccl.org)
      Website: http://www.sccl.org/Services/Citizenship-Resources



      First Series: Winter 2016

      Saturdays 10:30 am to 12 noon January 23 - March 5

      Second Series: Spring 2016

      Saturdays 10:30 am to 12 noon April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, May 21

      Click here for links to all of the citizenship classes at Gilroy Library


      N-400
      Civics:
      Summary

      Homework and Family Fun
      Check back for updates for April 16th lesson!

      Events of Interest at the Gilroy Library


      Wed April 20 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm SIREN Immigration forum

      Sat May 7 10:00am to 2:00pm SIREN Citizenship workshop--Lawyers and volunteers will help people complete their N-400 Application for Naturalization!


      Tue April 12  2:00pm to 3:30pm Morgan Hill Library Citizenship Classes begin: April 5 to May 31


      Friday, April 15, 2016

      Income Tax Day

      USCIS 100:56. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?*

      Income Tax Day
      Here are fifteen citizenship questions from the N-400 and the USCIS Civics Test about taxes and our economic system. Happy Income Tax Day!

      * mp3: http://goo.gl/zRqXYX
      * pdf: http://goo.gl/VfuJW2
      * Kahoot http://goo.gl/MmQgfx

      USCIS 100:56. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?*
      * April 15

      Thursday, April 14, 2016

      Here’s a List of America’s Richest & Poorest Presidents


      VOANews: Here’s a List of America’s Richest and Poorest Presidents

      Fortunes could be fickle, though, even for the rich and powerful. Some of the wealthiest presidents faced financial hardship, and they also appear on the lists of poorest commanders in chief. (read more)