Local nonprofits, Arkansas United Community Coalition (AUCC) and Catholic Charities Immigration Services of Northwest Arkansas (CCIS) proudly announce the inauguration of the first of five regional Immigrant Resource Centers to be opened in the fall of 2015, which will provide area immigrants with immigration navigation services, leadership development opportunities, and civic integration support. Starting Thursday, August 20th, the Center will host weekly legal clinics to provide assistance with citizenship as well as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applications for qualifying immigrant students.
EVENT: Community Block Party and new Immigrant Resource Center official inauguration
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
4:00PM-7:00PM: Block party outside with a children play area, free food, school supply raffle, music and nonprofit booths in front of the Immigrant Resource Center
6:00PM: Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new, regional Immigrant Resource Center to be officiated by Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse
IMAGES/ INTERVIEWS: Ribbon cutting and testimonials by immigrant families about need for and benefits of the services to be offered at the Immigrant Resource Center
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Arkansas United Community Coalition (Arkansas United, AUCC) is an Arkansas, immigrant rights nonprofit based in Springdale that is dedicated to empowering immigrants and their communities through leadership development, coalition building, the promotion of civic integration and immigration service navigation. Founded in 2010, AUCC boasts a network of 150 immigrant organizers and over 400 active volunteers in 17 communities across Arkansas. AUCC currently maintains immigrant resource centers with partners in Springdale, Fort Smith, Little Rock, De Queen and McGehee, with center openings planned in late-2015 in Jonesboro.