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Uniting America: Potluck and Movie Night in Aurora

March 13, 2012

Hail and possible snow accumulation. Not necessarily the best conditions for the first Uniting America cultural event. The two weeks prior to the event I had been talking up this great event, emailing my contacts, putting up fliers, and working it into almost every conversation I had.

Uniting America: A Fellow's First Citizenship Workshop

March 13, 2012


I had the opportunity to take part in my first citizenship workshop, and it was a great experience. A citizenship workshop is a free workshop where people can come and fill out the N400, which is the official form needed to apply for citizenship.

Uniting America: A Week of New Discoveries

March 13, 2012

I have been in search of new places to recruit volunteers and start partnerships with.  I was having issues finding new places to bring volunteers that specifically deal with education, helping immigrants learn English, and get assistance with their GED.

An Eager Volunteer

March 05, 2012

Because she was a friend first, I did not really think of her as a volunteer. I thought of Angie more as a friend who was willing to help me out because she knew that I trusted her to come through.

Uniting America: Springfield Reflection

March 05, 2012



Going to Springfield is always a very exciting experience for me.

Uniting America: Springfield pt. 4

March 02, 2012


After weeks of gearing up for Springfield, yesterday the fellows and I accompanied ICIRR staff and over 1,100 community leaders representing 73 different countries from across the state of Illinois to our state’s capital.

Uniting America: Springfield pt. 3

March 02, 2012

Uniting America: Springfield

March 01, 2012


Yesterday, the Uniting America fellows joined the other 1000 people at Advocacy Day in Springfield. It was my first ever visit to Springfield and what a great day to go!  We started the day bright and early (6:00 am!) and hit the ground running once we arrived.

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