This month included one of our biggest volunteer events of the year: Refugee Adjustment Day 2015. Coordinated by Immigrant Justice Program Manager Brandon Fitzsimmons and Staff Attorney Rachel VanTyle, the Clinic helped 51 refugees complete green card applications in just one day! In fact, a majority of the photographs* in this month’s collage feature men, women, and children who have fled catastrophic conditions in their home countries and who now reside in our community.
During this event, we streamed our first live broadcast using the Periscope app. If you’re interested in receiving an alert the next time we broadcast live from an event, please be sure to download this app and follow us @NCLegalClinic. We also learned more about Grace Church and all of the ways they are using their position to serve the community via the Grace Care Center.
In a few weeks, we’ll be posting a bankruptcy training video under the Volunteers section of this blog. If you’re an attorney who wants to learn some bankruptcy basics, please be sure to Like us on Facebook and to follow us Twitter @NCLegalClinic to be alerted when the video is posted.
Check back in with the blog on Monday, November 2nd to read Executive Director Chris Purnell’s thoughts on next month’s theme: Gratitude.
Until then, hasta luego, October!
*Refugee Adjustment Day 2015 photographs taken by Anna Wolak
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