Immigrant Advancement - October 6, 2017

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Immigrant Advancement - October 6, 2017

Postby Tosak » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:00 pm

Announcements from the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement
October 6, 2017
JVS Bridges to College Program

Bridges to College helps adult learners succeed in college and start a well-paying career; most students are refugees or immigrants, and almost all are working adults. Our free, part-time program offers three “pathways;” Biotechnology, Information Technology for Healthcare, and General Studies. We provide academic classes, job readiness, help with financial aid, college registration, and transitioning to college (we partner with Quincy and Bunker Hill colleges) and job placement support after graduation.

There are some eligibility requirements: students must have intermediate or higher English skills, have a high school diploma/equivalent from anywhere in the world, and either be eligible for financial aid (have a Green Card, refugee status, or US citizenship) or be able to self-pay for the college portion of the program.

Please refer to flyers enclosed:

Hayley Kahn
JVS- Bridges to College
Outreach Specialist
75 Federal Street- 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
p: 617-399-3305
f: 617-451-9973
XXII Festival de Cine Iberoamericano en Boston (Fall 2017) ... fall-2017/

El Consulado General de El Salvador en Boston Massachusetts, te invita a la edición XXII del Festival Iberoamericano de cine, presentando la película salvadoreña:

Cuatro Puntos Cardinales, una película de Javier Kafie:

Miércoles 11 de Octubre, 2017
Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
The Yo Soy LOLA Latinx Movement Taking Root in Boston

The event, "Yo Soy LOLA," is taking place this Sunday, October, 8th at Oberon in Cambridge, and it's turned into a movement confronting the narratives that are placed on us through immigration, stereotypes, assimilation, racism, and more. And it's about activating the community to be a part of the movement to change it.

"Yo Soy LOLA" is an evening showcasing Latinas in the arts. It is comprised of Latinas from all over Latin America performing pieces that capture the Latinx experience in the United States. The cast will be performing works using multi-disciplinary forms of art to highlight untold stories. They will be providing visibility to the intricacies of the immigrant narrative and painting a deeply vivid picture of Latina intersectionality in the present moment.

Furthermore, ticket sales will raise money for Chica Project to create scholarships for Latinx youth pursuing a higher education in the arts who want to make a social impact in the community. In direct response to the expiration of the DACA program, the first scholarship will be prioritized for a Dreamer.

You can get more information at or

Ana Masacote
Upcoming programs at the Lower Mills Branch Library

Please refer to Event Flyers:

Celeste Bocchicchio-Chaudhri
Children’s Librarian
Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library
27 Richmond St Dorchester MA 02124
The Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement works to assist and strengthen Boston's immigrant communities. We remain committed as a Department and as a City Government to continue to protect, support, and engage our immigrant residents - regardless of their religion, country of birth, or immigration status. Boston's past and future are inextricably linked to the immigrants that come, generation after generation, to fulfill their dreams and make our city thrive.

We continue to provide support and guidance: Although we do not provide legal advice, we do hold a free legal clinic every other Wednesday where individuals can get a free consultation with a volunteer immigration attorney for 15 minute. Anyone concerned about the various immigration announcements or changes can attend one of these clinics (schedule below) or a "Know Your Rights" presentation at a community organization. You do not need an appointment as it is "first-come, first-served."

Free Immigration Consultations with Volunteer Attorneys 2017 SCHEDULE

12:00 NOON – 2:00 PM


July 5th and 19th
August 9th and 23rd
September 6th and 20th
October 4th and 18th
November 1st and 15th
December 6th and 20th

• First-come, first-served (no appointments)
• Please call at least 1 week in advance for interpretations (other than Spanish) and/or disability accommodations

For more information, call (617) 635-2980
Twitter @BOSimmigrants
Saturday, October 28
10am – 2:30pm
Umana School, 312 Border Street, East Boston
Thursday, November 30, 2017

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