SB ID Mobile Clinics!

Our mobile clinics have been very popular as we are bringing opportunities to get the SB ID to a center near you! We have already been to the Unitarian Church in downtown South Bend, Project Warmth and of course many clinics here at La Casa.

SB ID SampleOur mobile clinics allow you to be able to apply for your SB ID in a more convenient location. You still need to bring all the same documents, and it usually won’t take longer than 15-30 minutes. We usually even have snacks and beverages provided by our hosts.

Here are upcoming opportunities to apply for your SB ID:

March 22 from 4 to 7PM – LGBTQ Center
March 23 from 4 to 7PM – La Casa de Amistad
April 10 from 4 to 7PM – Civil Rights Heritage Center
April 26 from 4 to 7PM – Western Branch Library
April 27 from 9AM to 12PM – La Casa de Amistad
May 12 from 9AM to 12PM – Robinson Community Learning Center

Reminder to review our SB ID Page to be sure that you are bringing the correct documents. We prefer cash or check for payment but can take credit cards. Review all the requirements, the history of the program and other details here: SB ID

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Dolores Huerta Visit

Dolores HuertaOn Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 we had the pleasure of hearing Dolores Huerta speak at the University of Notre Dame. We were able to take a group of students from our Adelante program and we all left truly inspired. Her words were powerful and her long term commitment impressive.

It is not every day that a civil rights legend comes to town. We were joined by over 300 people that came to hear her speak. Dolores is 87 years old now and still working just as hard to create change. If you have not seen the movie about her life, or read about her work with Cesar Chavez and others please do so right away. Here is a place to start: wiki

Dolores Huerta2We were honored that the Institute for Latino Studies gave us a special invitation to attend the program and to get a group photo with her. Thank you to Dr. Fraga, Laly, and everyone at ILS that helped make the program possible!

Dolores and buttonAfter her visit, she spoke at the United States Hispanic Leadership (USHLI) Conference and wore one of our “No Human Being is Illegal” buttons. What an honor to have her supporting our campaign! Want a button or to support our campaign? Donate to our campaign and we will get you some Dolores Huerta approved swag: https://www.youcaring.com/lacasadeamistad-753634

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Art Education

NAEA LogoThis past weekend, our very own Dalila Huerta is in DC serving on the National Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion from the National Arts Education Association (NAEA). Dalila was asked to serve on this national task force and we are very proud to have a member of our team advocating for our community at the national level.

We have worked to develop top talent here at La Casa de Amistad and are honored to have one of our team members among top national educators. This is an important topic as art and education are important to our work.

Link to site: NAEA Webite
Keep up the good work Dalila!

If you have not been on a tour of our building to see all our youth art please swing by sometime!

 

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Update: DACA Renewals

Washington Post

Washington Post Article

ATTENTION DACA HOLDERS!

USCIS is now once again accepting DACA renewals! If your DACA is expired or if it will expire soon, we can help. Now is the time to act. It’s unclear how long DACA applications will be accepted so don’t miss this opportunity!

You can reach our immigration legal staff with questions about renewing your DACA and for renewal assistance at 574-233-2120.

English USCIS Info: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-response-january-2018-preliminary-injunction

Spanish USCIS Link: https://www.uscis.gov/es/daca2018mandatoprelim

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