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.
HEROES in OUR COMMUNITIES
Bilingual Storytelling ~ Taller de narrativa bilingüe
Providence Community Library in partnership with Project Crisol announces the second Annual Bilingual Storytelling Workshop Series for aspiring young writers aged 6-12. Participants
will be coached in crafting and telling their stories in compelling ways, and in listening to each
other’s stories respectfully. Participants will be invited to submit their stories to the Annual
Bilingual Youth Writing Contest and to join the Day of the Children Celebration in April 28.
Providence Community Library, en colaboración con Project Crisol, anuncia la segunda
serie anual de talleres de cuentos bilingües para jóvenes aspirantes a escritores de las edades
comprendidas entre 6 y 12 años. Los participantes serán guiados en la elaboración y la narración
de sus historias de manera convincente, y en escuchar las historias de los demás con respeto.
Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de presentar sus historias al Concurso anual de
narrativa juvenil y asistir a la Celebración del Día de los niños el 28 de abril.
SOUTH PROVIDENCE LIBRARY
441 Prairie Ave. Providence
10:00 am to 11:30 am
February 10 & 24
April 7 &14
For information and registration: (401) 467-2700 X 1608
Census Jobs are Available
The U.S. Census has begun recruiting for temporary full- and part-time positions in support of the 2018 End-to-End Census Test. The 2018 End-to-End Census Test supports the 2020 Census.
The goal of the 2020 Census is to obtain an accurate population count of residents. The 2018 Census End-to-End Test will provide insights to better conduct the 2020 Census and is our planning tool to ensure an accurate census.
The Address Canvassing portion, of the 2018 End-to-End Census Test, is taking place in three sites: Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill, W.Va.; Providence County, R.I.; and Pierce County, Wash.
2018 End-to-End Census Test jobs available: Providence County, Rhode Island. Please visit https://www.census.gov/2018jobs or call 1-866-593-6155.
Federal Relay Service: 1-800-877-8339 TTY/ASCII
The Federal Relay Service provides equal communication access for persons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf/blind, or have speech disabilities.
The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Rhode Island is at Risk
An accurate Census is Vital to Rhode Island. The state is at risk of losing one of only two congressional seats, and federal dollars coming to Rhode Island depend on an accurate count.
R.I. clings to second seat in U.S. House
New Census Projections Show RI To Lose U.S. House Seat
Census Records are Sealed
It is important that all residents of Rhode Island be counted regardless of legal status. Census information is not available to other government agencies.
Look to Providence Community Library for help with the Census.
Employment assessments at Rochambeau Library, Friday afternoons in January, February and March
In April 2018, census surveys may be completed at Providence Community Library Locations.
The January issue of the WBNA newsletter is available here.
The 9th annual Providence Children’s Film Festival takes place February 16-25, 2018 with screenings, filmmaking workshops, and free activities, along with post-film conversations that help deepen the film-watching experience. Audiences of all ages will enjoy over 100 feature-length and short films—including live-action, documentary, and animation—made by filmmakers from around the world. PCFF’s mission is to present the best of independent and international children’s cinema to inspire, delight, educate, and connect a diverse community of children and families from Rhode Island and beyond. Events take place at main venues within walking distance of downtown Providence and at satellite venues across the state.
Animation Creation Studio @ Washington Park Library
Tuesday, February 20th
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Ages 8+ or under 8 accompanied by an adult
Register by calling 401-781-3136 between 1:00 and 5:30 Monday – Friday
Bring your characters and their stories to life through animation! This short workshop gives kids an opportunity to create and learn about animation using storyboards to plan it and stop motion techniques to film it!
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
Kids, 7th-12 grade, what are you doing this summer?
Courtney Gilpin, ZooCamp Director at Roger Williams Park, has announced that teens, currently enrolled in 7th-12th grades are being recruited for the 2018 Zoo Crew Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program. Teens who enjoy working with children and have an interest in conservation are encouraged to apply for the program. Those teens who are enthusiastic and ready to work on a team are desired. Gilpin reports “the CIT position is a fantastic way to earn volunteer service hours, but it is also a great way for teens to gain professional job experience and build leadership skills.”
For more information, visit: https://tinyurl.com/RWPZ-ZooCrew or Contact: Courtney Gilpin, ZooCam Director email@example.com (401) 785-3510 x 394
December 31 is the last day to purchase health insurance coverage for 2018. Don’t wait!
Open Enrollment 2018
Parking ban starts at 2am on Sunday, Dec 10.
The following press release is from the City of Providence.
Friday, December 8, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Citywide Parking Ban to Take Effect Sunday, December 10 at 2AM
City Prepares Ahead of First Snow Fall
PROVIDENCE, RI – Due to expected snow this weekend, a citywide parking ban will begin at 2:00AM on Sunday, December 10, and remain in effect until 6:00AM that same day. All Providence Recreation Centers will be closed Saturday, December 9 due to winter conditions.
Residents with overnight parking passes are advised that they cannot park on the street during the duration of the citywide parking ban. All vehicles parked on the street in violation of the citywide parking ban will be ticketed and towed to ensure that roadways can be plowed.
The Department of Public Works has prepared all equipment and personnel to respond to the storm. Roadways will be pretreated ahead of the expected snowfall.
To report a non-emergency issue, download the PVD311 smartphone application on the Apple Store or Google Play or call 3-1-1 or 401-272-1111.
To receive up-to-the-minute alerts and updates, residents are encouraged to register for the CodeRED emergency notification system by visiting: https://www.providenceri.com/PEMA/codered.
Residents experiencing power outages should contact National Grid at 800-322-3223. Individuals are warned never to touch downed power lines and report downed lines to National Grid. In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
A group of Providence community members concerned about waste, recycling, composting, and reducing litter and plastic pollution have started Zero Waste Providence. They meet every other Monday and the next meeting will be held on Monday, December 18, from 7:30-9am at the SWAP Community Room, 500 Broad Street. If you feel strongly about these issues and would like to get involved, please attend or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.