Following a recent federal district court decision, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting DACA renewal applications again.
Anyone who currently holds or has previously held DACA status (even if that status is now expired), is eligible to apply for renewal. USCIS is still not accepting initial requests for DACA status from people who have never had it.
Those who are eligible to renew their DACA status should do so immediately. Because USCIS is accepting renewal applications under a court order, it is unclear how long this window of opportunity will remain open.
Beginning today, Dorcas International Institute of RI is now holding daily walk-in DACA clinics
to respond to the community need. We will assess an individual’s eligibility to renew his/her DACA status, and, if eligible, complete the paperwork. Applicants should bring their work permit and passport to walk-in hours. No appointment is necessary.Walk-In Hours:
– Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9-4:30 pm
– Wed & Sat 9:00-12:00
– hours available by appointment: please call 401-784-8621
All fees ($495 USCIS filing fee and $100 DIIRI service fee) will be covered by funds previously donated in September 2017. DACA renewal applicants pay nothing.
The National Library Services (NLS) offers a free braille and talking books library service program for veterans and residents of the United States. By law, veterans receive preference for these library services. Veterans and residents with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical challenge that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page are eligible for special reading materials and library services. The Rhode Island Talking Books Library (TBL) provides these services to local veterans and residents with its accessible library resources. If you believe you may be eligible (Eligibility Requirements) for this program, please fill out a TBL Application Form to take advantage of the services TBL provides.
State of Rhode Island Office of Library & Information Services
Last chance for teens 14-19 to sign up for our Culinary Academy work readiness program!
The program meets Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:00pm at Providence Youth Services (640 Broad Street). We still have openings and we would love to fill those positions before next week!
- Program is FREE to participants
- Ages 14-19
- Please fill out and return the application to Providence Youth Services (640 Broad St)
- ONLY 12 SPOTS available per session
- Food tasting, snacks and dinner included at every session!
- Learn resume and interview skills from industry professionals
WHEN: Begins October 16, 2017
TIME: Monday and Wednesday 3:30-5:00 PM
LOCATION: PROVIDENCE YOUTH SERVICES 640 Broad St. Providence, RI 02908 (401) 456-0604
Teens can stop by our branch to fill out or drop off the application. We will continue to accept applications until the program is full.
Culinary Academy Application
URI SNAP Outreach workers are in the community seven days a week to provide application assistance to Rhode Islanders. Find our weekly calendar of sites on our website www.eatbettertoday.com or reach us on the SNAP Outreach Hotline: 1-866-306-0270
If you would like request SNAP Outreach workers to visit your site to help clients apply for SNAP, or to schedule a SNAP training for your staff click here.
Each year on October 1, the federal government adjusts the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) income guidelines used to determine eligibility. Below are the 2017-2018 gross and net income guidelines for SNAP.
As a result of these changes, we’ve updated our outreach materials. Please be sure to take down any outdated materials in your location, and replace with the updated materials. You’ll find links to the documents below. If you would like to request any of our print materials, please fill out the form here, and for the complete list of available materials, click here.
SNAP Eligibility Guidelines
Recent SNAP Policy and Procedural Changes September 2017
Do you know someone that could use a little help buying food? – SNAP eligibility pamphlet
What happens next? SNAP application process booklet
SNAP Facts by Population – SNAP policy booklet
How to access case information through the DHS Automated Information line*Please note that the changes to the Automated Information line reflected in this flyer will go into effect in early October.
How to Replace an EBT Card
SNAP Outreach Display Card
Don’t miss the Providence Preservation Society’s annual Festival of Historic Houses on Saturday, June 3, which focuses on the Elmwood neighborhood this year.
And the Preview Party
the night before will give you an opportunity to take a close look at the Webster Knight house just down the street from Knight Memorial Library. Some of the proceeds from this event will be donated to PCL for the preparation work needed to restore Knight Memorial, so please help spread the word.
A Castle for the People
Artists, performers and community groups unite for PVDFest grand finale at the Cranston Street Armory
Part of inspiration behind PVDFest is to activate Providence’s public spaces and neighborhoods – and that means all neighborhoods. That’s why after the biggest party of the year happens Downtown on Saturday, June 3, the festival will head west on Sunday, June 4 for a finale party of salsa music, food AND art trucks, and a large-scale pop-up parade / performance led by FirstWorks featured artist Daniel Bernard Roumain. We can’t think of a better way to close out the best weekend of the summer so round up your family, friends (and a blanket or lawn chair) — but first get a preview of the day’s events on the PVDFest blog:
Bocce Build Begins!
After months of planning and collaboration between neighbors and the Providence Parks Department, WBNA is excited to announce that Phase I of Bocce Courts and Chess in the Park will be underway as a special project during the Annual Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 22.
WANT TO HELP BUILD BOCCE COURTS?