From Napa Valley Register: International Institute marks one year in Napa

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of its Napa office at the home of Peter Menzel and Faith Daluisio, authors of “A Hungry Planet” and the “Material World” series ).

IIBA, a nonprofit founded in 1918, is one of the oldest and largest immigration legal services organizations in Northern California.

The Napa Valley Community Foundation invited IIBA to open an office in Napa, located at 1820 Jefferson St., to provide immigration legal services to Napa residents. To date, the Napa office has helped 130 Napa residents become U.S. citizens, with another 115 to follow soon.

In addition to its citizenship work, IIBA helps to reunite families, and helps young people under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program of the U.S. government.

At the event, IIBA thanked the guests for their help in making its first year a success. To date, 126 Napa residents have volunteered more than 1,100 hours in support of its work., including providing classes in English and Citizenship. For more information, or to volunteer, visit IIBayArea.org, or contact the Napa office at (707) 266-1568.

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