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2019: A Year in Review

Dear Friends of NCICC,

Sometimes it feels like NCICC has an old soul. The agency turns seven years old this January, and our legal practice is only three years old, but client impact has been profound.

Last week, I asked former client and new American, Eulogio about his experience with NCICC. "Ms Linda," he said "I cannot put into words what NCICC has done for me. I came looking for citizenship, and I found a family, a home here." Eulogio now volunteers to tutor current citizenship candidates at NCICC's citizenship program every Wednesday night.  He now attends the Hispanic Ministry services at SBPC. At NCICC, he found not only citizenship, but friendship and a home.

To date, NCICC has made 62 new citizens and filed almost 200 immigration petitions with a 99.7% acceptance rate from the government. But more than helping folks get the legal paperwork they need, NCICC is affecting them on a personal level.  Hundreds of immigrants are improving their English, thanks to NCICC's beautiful volunteers.

All these measures have engaged volunteer community members in the act of welcoming and loving their immigrant neighbors. NCICC is building important cultural bridges.

Won't you be a part of growing this soulful agency? With only five part time employees, NCICC is stretching every resource to expand its hours and reach more clients in need.

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday. Please consider GIVING to NCICC so that the agency can enter its 8th year with the capacity to IMPACT more immigrants like Eulogio, and develop more efficient mechanisms for supporting volunteers.

$30 = one immigration screening

$200 = one staff training (required by USCIS)

$250 = one new citizen

$1500 = legal affiliation fee for World Relief

$5,000 = capacity to open the office one more day a week!!!

Thank you for helping NCICC to work towards its mission of serving immigrants on the pathway to citizenship. I believe it is YOUR goodness and generosity that give this young agency its old, loving soul.  To designate your donation for Giving Tuesday, please click on our link: Gratefully,

Linda M. Haley

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