Join the Force for Good: Volunteer to Shape the American Dreams of Your Neighbors

An illustrated graphic with blue, red and white colors, and illustrated hands reaching up. Text reads: citizenship workshop volunteers needed! volunteer orientation: October 5

The Citizenship Legal Services Collaborative (CLS), in partnership with Napa Valley Community Foundation, is gearing up for a series of citizenship workshops and we need your help. As a volunteer, you play a critical role in assisting individuals on their journey to becoming U.S. citizens.

Join us on October 5 for an orientation and training session where you’ll learn how to effectively assist at our upcoming workshops. Your support will provide a solid platform for our immigrant neighbors, aiding them in achieving their goal of U.S. citizenship.

Volunteer Orientation Details:

  • Date: Thursday, October 5
  • Time: 5pm
  • Location: Shearer Elementary School, 1590 Elm Street, Napa, CA 94559
  • RSVP: bit.ly/44lgZS2

Yadira Chávez, Outreach Coordinator for Citizenship Legal Services, shares, “We rely heavily on volunteers to make these workshops possible. Their dedication and hands-on support are vital in helping individuals navigate the complex process of becoming U.S. citizens. They are not just helping out; they are making a tangible difference in our community.”

Join this enriching journey at our volunteer orientation on October 5. (RSVP: bit.ly/44lgZS2) As a volunteer, you have the power to touch lives, fortify our community, and be a part of the extraordinary process of helping people achieve their aspirations of citizenship.

Together, let’s be a beacon of hope.

About the Citizenship Legal Services Collaborative:

CLS is not just a coalition; it’s a heartfelt partnership of organizations and individuals that believe in the power of community. Our work is the manifestation of kindness, unity, and a shared vision for a stronger Napa County. Core partners include the Neighborhood Initiative, a program of On The Move, the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA), Puertas Abiertas, Up Valley Family Centers, and Napa Valley Community Foundation.

Upcoming Citizenship workshop dates – Volunteers Needed!

  • Wednesday, October 18th at 2-6pm in Napa
  • Thursday, November 9th at 2-6pm in Napa
  • Thursday, December 7th at 2-6pm in Napa
  • Thursday, January 25th at 2-6pm in Napa
  • Thursday, February 22nd at 2-6pm in Napa

CLS was launched by Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) as part of its One Napa Valley Initiative (ONVI) in 2013, a visionary campaign aimed at nurturing a more inclusive Napa County, and to provide immigrant legal services and pathways for Valley residents to feel secure and engaged in the future of the community. In 2012, NVCF commissioned a Napa County immigration study that revealed that while many foreign-born residents were eligible to become citizens, they had not done so nearly as often as their peers around the state (30% in Napa vs. 37% in CA overall) due to the absence of a robust and affordable legal services infrastructure.

Since its inception, the Initiative has accomplished considerable milestones. We’ve reached more than 100,000 individuals with information about the opportunities and responsibilities of citizenship, provided more than 10,000 clients with legal consultations, and have proudly witnessed nearly 2,300 individuals become U.S. citizens.

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