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Houston, TX  OCA Greater Houston will partner with Neighborhood Centers Inc. to provide a free Citizenship Forum on Saturday, June 6, 2009.

When: 6/6/2009
10:00 AM
Where: Second Floor
9800 Town Park Dr.
Houston, Chinese Community Center  77036
Contact: Gene Wu
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Houston, TX  OCA Greater Houston will partner with Neighborhood Centers Inc. to provide a free Citizenship Forum on Saturday, June 6, 2009. 

The application process to become a citizen can be long and complicated.  Volunteers and attorneys will provide free help to those who want to become U.S. Citizens. 

To qualify to become a U.S. Citizen, applicants must have been a permanent residenthad their Green Cardfor at least five years, or three years if they are married to a U.S. Citizen.  

Volunteers will help applicants complete the form, and attorneys will review the paperwork and answer questions.  The event will also provide the application photo and mailing package for free.

Applicants are asked to bring their Green Cards, Drivers License or ID, Social Security card, and Passport (if available). 

The event begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Chinese Community Center, located at 9800 Town Park Dr., Houston, TX 77036. 

Volunteers are asked to arrive earlier at 8:00 a.m. to attend a training session. 

Neighborhood Centers Inc. is a non profit that seeks to bring resources, education and connection to underserved neighborhoods.  Their goal is to see individuals and communities living up to their full potential.

Founded in 1973, OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. OCA's goals are:

    * to advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment;

    * to promote civic participation, education, and leadership;

    * to advance coalitions and community building; and

    * to foster cultural heritage.

As an organization of community advocates, OCA is engaged in organizing its 80+ chapters and affiliates across the nation to develop both leadership and community involvement. Our chapters and college affiliates work to establish strong local programs that empower the APIA community through cultural awareness programs, leadership training, education workshops, legislative monitoring, public policy initiatives, APIA conferences, internships, scholarships, publications, and community activism across the country.

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