Second PSJC-CALA Clinic Tuesday, March 5
Last month we successfully launched our partnership with Central American Legal Assistance (CALA), a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to asylum seekers in New York. On March 5th from 9-1:00 PM, we will again host CALA’s monthly pro se asylum clinic. CALA has enough volunteers to prepare applications on this date, but they could use a few more Spanish-speaking interpreters. Volunteer opportunities include:
Application preparation: If you are interested in preparing an asylum application, please register as a CALA volunteer here. You will be added to CALA’s list of volunteers and notified of CALA’s upcoming clinics. You can specify that you are a PSJC community member and would like to participate in the PSJC-CALA clinics. For the March 5 clinic, please fill out the Google form no later than 02/16 if you'd like to be considered to participate. CALA will prioritize PSJC members for PSJC dates but also needs to balance first-time application assistants with more experienced ones and with the need for interpreters. No legal training is necessary and CALA provides a required online training for all new volunteers. You do not need to speak Spanish (interpreters will be available) but it is very welcome if you do. For questions, contact Laura Wolff (email@example.com)
Food/snacks: To donate snacks or help coordinate this effort, please contact Rachel Danzing at firstname.lastname@example.org
Childcare: If you can help watch children while their parents work on their asylum applications, please contact Rachel at email@example.com.