On Saturday, July 18, 2015, the Project Citizenship team partnered with Mayor Dan Rivera of Lawrence and the Lawrence Senior Center for Citizenship Day in Lawrence. The event was highly successful as 117 applicants attended the event from seven different countries! Applicants came from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, Uruguay, and Argentina. 56 volunteers completed 71 applications and screened many other potential applicants for eligibility. Goodwin Procter deserves special recognition for sending 15 volunteers.
Outreach was done through several media outlets including:
El Tapón, La Mega with Santiago Matias
Fortaleciendo la Familia, Impacto 1490 AM with Rafael Disla
El Son de la Mañana, Impacto 1490 AM with Benny Espallat
El Noticiario, Impacto 1490 AM with Juan Alberto del Toro y Jose Ayala
Tu Opinión Cuenta, Impacto 1490 AM with Domingo Melendez
El Mundo: Más de 100 residentes inician proceso de naturalización
MassLiveTV with Ernesto Bautista
“La Voz del Pueblo” with Isabel Melendez, Impacto 1490 AM
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the planning, execution, and follow up from the event. We could not have done it without you.