An Open Letter from the MinKwon Center

An Open Letter from the MinKwon Center

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities with MinKwon Center

The MinKwon Center will be hosting several Naturalization Clinics. These clinics are great opportunities to assist low-income community members with immigration law forms. Clinics will be held at different locations.  Please check the location before signing up to volunteer.

No prior experience is necessary, and training will be provided on the day of each clinic. MinKwon Center keeps a log of all volunteer hours and they are glad to certify your pro bono hours for the NY bar admission requirement. If you’re interested in volunteering with MinKwon, please read the following clinic descriptions and sign up using the links below:

MinKwon Center be helping eligible legal permanent residents (i.e., green card holders) complete their applications to become naturalized U.S. citizens. MinKwon could use the assistance of attorneys, students and interpreters. Korean and/or Chinese language ability is especially helpful. Please sign up HERE to join MinKwon on any of these dates:

1. Date and Time: Friday, 08/14/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location:        Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc.
                    35-56 159th Street
                    Flushing, New York 11358
Volunteer Shifts: 10am-2pm (training from 10am-11am), 1pm-5pm (training from 1pm-2pm)

2. Date and Time: Saturday, 08/15/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location:        MinKwon Center for Community Action
                    136-19 41st Avenue, 3rd Floor
                     Flushing, NY 11355
Volunteer Shifts: 10am-2pm (training from 10am-11am)

3. Date and Time: Sunday, 08/16/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location:        Adhikaar
                    71-7 Woodside Avenue
                    Woodside, NY 11377
Volunteer Shifts: 10am-2pm (training from 10am-11am), 1pm-5pm (training from 1pm-2pm)

4. Date and Time: Saturday, 08/22/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location:        MinKwon Center for Community Action
                    136-19 41st Avenue, 3rd Floor
                    Flushing, NY 11355
Volunteer Shifts: 10am-2pm (training from 10am-11am), 1pm-5pm (training from 1pm-2pm)

5. Date and Time: Sunday, 08/30/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location:        Adhikaar
                    71-7 Woodside Avenue
                    Woodside, NY 11377
Volunteer Shifts: 10am-2pm (training from 10am-11am), 1pm-5pm (training from 1pm-2pm)

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities with MinKwon Center

The MinKwon Center will be hosting several Naturalization Clinics. These clinics are great opportunities to assist low-income community members with immigration law forms. Clinics will be held at the MinKwon Center’s office in Flushing and Fort Lee, NJ.  

No prior experience is necessary, and training will be provided on the day of each clinic. MinKwon Center keeps a log of all volunteer hours and we’re glad to certify your pro bono hours for the NY bar admission requirement. If you’re interested in volunteering with MinKwon, please read the following clinic descriptions and sign up using the links below:

MinKwon Center will be helping eligible legal permanent residents (i.e., green card holders) complete their applications to become naturalized U.S. citizens. MinKwon Center could use the assistance of attorneys, students and interpreters. Korean and/or Chinese language ability is especially helpful. Please sign up here to join MinKwon on any of these dates:

Date and Time: Saturday, 07/18/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location:        MinKwon Center for Community Action
                       136-19 41st Avenue, 3rd Floor
                       Flushing, NY 11355

Volunteer Shifts: 10am-2pm (training from 10am-11am), 1pm-5pm (training from 1pm-2pm)

Date and Time: Friday, 07/24/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location:        Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
                       268 Canal Street
                       New York, NY 10013

Volunteer Shifts: 10am-2pm (training from 10am-11am), 1pm-5pm (training from 1pm-2pm)

Date and Time: Saturday, 07/25/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location:        The Beautiful Foundation
                       1605 John Street #309
                       Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024

Volunteer Shifts: 10am-2pm (training from 10am-11am), 1pm-5pm (training from 1pm-2pm)

Date and Time: Friday, 08/14/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location:        Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc.
                       35-56 159th Street
                       Flushing, New York 11358

Volunteer Shifts: 10am-2pm (training from 10am-11am), 1pm-5pm (training from 1pm-2pm)


Lina Lee, Esq. / 이인아

Staff Attorney / 변호사

MinKwon Center for Community Action
136-19 41st Ave. 3rd Fl. Flushing, NY 11355
Tel.718.460.5600 ext. 501, Fax.718.445.0032
lina.lee@minkwon.org, www.minkwon.org

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities with MinKwon Center

The MinKwon Center will be hosting several Naturalization Clinics. These clinics are great opportunities to assist low-income community members with immigration law forms. Clinics will be held at the MinKwon Center’s office in Flushing and Fort Lee, NJ.  

No prior experience is necessary, and training will be provided on the day of each clinic. MinKwon Center keeps a log of all volunteer hours and we’re glad to certify your pro bono hours for the NY bar admission requirement. If you’re interested in volunteering with MinKwon, please read the following clinic descriptions and sign up using the links below:

MinKwon Center will be helping eligible legal permanent residents (i.e., green card holders) complete their applications to become naturalized U.S. citizens. MinKwon Center could use the assistance of attorneys, students and interpreters. Korean and/or Chinese language ability is especially helpful. Please sign up here to join MinKwon on any of these dates:

Date and Time: Saturday, 5/23/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Location:        Church of the Madonna

340 Main St, Fort Lee

New Jersey 07024

Volunteer Shifts: 10:00am-5:00pm (training from 10am-11am)

Date and Time: Sunday, 5/24/2015, 10:00pm – 5:00pm

Location:        Chan Yang Church

                       15 Cedar Grove Lane

                       Somerset, New Jersey 08873

Volunteer Shifts: 10:00am-5:00pm (training from 10am-11am)

Date and Time: Saturday, 5/30/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Location:        Fort Lee Public Library

                       320 Main Street

                       Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024

Volunteer Shifts: 10:00am-5:00pm (training from 10am-11am)

Date and Time: Saturday, 05/30/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm (ONA)

Location:        MinKwon Center for Community Action

                       136-19 41st Avenue, 3rd Floor

                       Flushing, NY 11355

Volunteer Shifts: 10am-2pm (training from 10am-11am), 1pm-5pm (training from 1pm-2pm)

June 2015

Date and Time: Friday, 6/5/2015, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location:        Fort Lee Public Library

                       320 Main Street

                       Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024

Volunteer Shifts: 10:00am-5:00pm (training from 10am-11am)

Date and Time: Saturday, 06/13/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm (ONA)

Location:        MinKwon Center for Community Action

                       136-19 41st Avenue, 3rd Floor

                       Flushing, NY 11355

Volunteer Shifts: 10am-2pm (training from 10am-11am), 1pm-5pm (training from 1pm-2pm)

Date and Time: Saturday, 6/20/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Location:        Fort Lee Public Library

                       320 Main Street

                       Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024

Volunteer Shifts: 10:00am-5:00pm (training from 10am-11am)

Date and Time: Saturday, 06/27/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Location:        MinKwon Center for Community Action

                       136-19 41st Avenue, 3rd Floor

                       Flushing, NY 11355

Volunteer Shifts: 10am-2pm (training from 10am-11am), 1pm-5pm (training from 1pm-2pm)


Lina Lee, Esq. / 이인아

Staff Attorney / 변호사

MinKwon Center for Community Action
136-19 41st Ave. 3rd Fl. Flushing, NY 11355
Tel.718.460.5600 ext. 501, Fax.718.445.0032
lina.lee@minkwon.org
, www.minkwon.org

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities with MinKwon Center

The MinKwon Center will be hosting several Naturalization Clinics, starting on April 24. These clinics are great opportunities to assist low-income community members with immigration law forms. Clinics will be held at the MinKwon Center’s office in Flushing and Fort Lee, NJ. 

No prior experience is necessary, and training will be provided on the day of each clinic. MinKwon keeps a log of all volunteer hours and MinKwon is glad to certify your pro bono hours for the NY bar admission requirement. 

MinKwon will be helping eligible legal permanent residents (i.e., green card holders) complete their applications to become naturalized U.S. citizens. MinKwon could use the assistance of attorneys, students and interpreters. Korean and/or Chinese language ability is especially helpful. Please sign up here to join MinKwon. 

If you’re interested in volunteering with MinKwon, please read the following clinic descriptions and sign up using the links below:

April 2015

Date and Time: Friday, 4/24/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Location:        Fort Lee Public Library

                       320 Main Street

                       Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024

Volunteer Shifts: 10:00am-5:00pm (training from 10am-11am)

May 2015

Date and Time: Saturday, 05/09/2014, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Location:        MinKwon Center for Community Action

                       136-19 41st Avenue, 3rd Floor

                       Flushing, NY 11355

Volunteer Shifts: 10am-2pm (training from 10am-11am), 1pm-5pm (training from 1pm-2pm)

Date and Time: Friday, 5/15/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Location:        Fort Lee Public Library

                       320 Main Street

                       Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024

Volunteer Shifts: 10:00am-5:00pm (training from 10am-11am)

*Date and Time: Saturday, 5/16/2015, 2:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:        Presbyterian Church of New Jersey

                       500 Broad Avenue

                       Palisades Park, New Jersey 07650

Volunteer Shifts: 2:00pm-6:00pm (training from 2pm-3pm)

Date and Time: Sunday, 5/17/2015, 10:00pm – 5:00pm

Location:        Chan Yang Church

                       15 Cedar Grove Lane

                       Somerset, New Jersey 08873

Volunteer Shifts: 10:00am-5:00pm (training from 10am-11am)

Date and Time: Saturday, 5/30/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Location:        Fort Lee Public Library

                       320 Main Street

                       Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024

Volunteer Shifts: 10:00am-5:00pm (training from 10am-11am)

Date and Time: Saturday, 05/30/2014, 10:00am – 5:00pm (ONA)

Location:        MinKwon Center for Community Action

                       136-19 41st Avenue, 3rd Floor

                       Flushing, NY 11355

Volunteer Shifts: 10am-2pm (training from 10am-11am), 1pm-5pm (training from 1pm-2pm)

June 2015

Date and Time: Friday, 6/5/2015, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location:        Fort Lee Public Library

                       320 Main Street

                       Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024

Volunteer Shifts: 10:00am-5:00pm (training from 10am-11am)

Date and Time: Saturday, 06/13/2014, 10:00am – 5:00pm (ONA)

Location:        MinKwon Center for Community Action

                       136-19 41st Avenue, 3rd Floor

                       Flushing, NY 11355

Volunteer Shifts: 10am-2pm (training from 10am-11am), 1pm-5pm (training from 1pm-2pm)

Date and Time: Saturday, 6/20/2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Location:        Fort Lee Public Library

                       320 Main Street

                       Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024

Volunteer Shifts: 10:00am-5:00pm (training from 10am-11am)

Date and Time: Saturday, 06/27/2014, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Location:        MinKwon Center for Community Action

                       136-19 41st Avenue, 3rd Floor

                       Flushing, NY 11355

Volunteer Shifts: 10am-2pm (training from 10am-11am), 1pm-5pm (training from 1pm-2pm)

*Please note that if you sign up for the clinic on 5/16, Saturday at Presbyterian Church of New Jersey, the shift starts from 2pm until 6pm.  

**Sign-up forms for the clinics in July and August will be sent out next month.

Thank you volunteering!


Lina Lee, Esq. / 이인아

Staff Attorney / 변호사

MinKwon Center for Community Action
136-19 41st Ave. 3rd Fl. Flushing, NY 11355
Tel.718.460.5600 ext. 501, Fax.718.445.0032
lina.lee@minkwon.org
, www.minkwon.org

From MinKwon: Immigrants’ Day of Action

Immigrants’ Day of Action

Join MinKwon and New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform to raise the voice of immigrants in New York City!

Date & Time: April 10, 12 p.m.
Place: Foley Square

On April 10th, we will stand united to call on lawmakers to enact policies that advance immigrant rights and services! We will start off the day with the New York Immigration Coalition and participate in legislative meetings with City Council Members to push City legislative and budget priorities. Then we will join New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform for a rally at Foley Square to demand Congress pass federal legislation to fix our broken immigration system. Join us to call for a just and fair America for all!
 
Mark your calendars!  RSVP with Jorim Rhee at jorim.rhee@minkwon.org or 718-460-5600.

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the Fall Conference on Saturday, September 15, at Gibson Dunn.  We could not have asked for a more beautiful day to hold a conference, and we had well over 200 attendees, including speakers, Board members, Committee Chairs, volunteers, and numerous participants for eight CLE programs, the all-day Trial Advocacy Program, the pitch sessions, the In-House Counsel Forum and the Judicial Forum. 

During the luncheon, Debra Wong Yang, Gibson Dunn Partner from the Los Angeles office, welcomed all the attendees.  Wells Fargo Senior Economist Anika Khan flew in from Charlotte, North Carolina, to give an informative and engaging presentation about the current economic outlook in the United States.

After a long day, many attendees stayed for the cocktail reception, at which the 2012-13 AABANY Mentorship Program was officially launched, with some mentors and mentees for this year’s program meeting face-to-face for the first time.  Cynthia Tomm, Development Coordinator for the MinKwon Center, our community partner, addressed the audience to talk about the work MinKwon has been doing in the community and to seek attorneys to volunteer their time in support of those efforts, especially with the recently-announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  Jason Leung and Jin Hwang, NAPABA Northeast Regional Governors, were on hand to encourage everyone to register for the NAPABA National Convention in Washington, DC in November.

We thank the Fall Conference Planning Committee, the program organizers, the panelists and moderators for many months of hard work.  We thank all the volunteers who helped things to run smoothly from early in the morning and into the evening.

We thank our sponsors Wells Fargo, Hudson Reporting and Holtz Rubenstein Reminick for their generous support.  We thank Gibson Dunn for hosting the event and for donating so many resources to make the conference a success.

For those who still had energy left to go to the after-party, it was held at Chelsea Manor, and we thank Skadden for sponsoring the after-party.

We hope everyone had an enjoyable time at the Fall Conference (and afterwards), and if you have any feedback to share, please post it here on the blog or email us at main@aabany.org.

MinKwon Center for Community Action hosts Exciting GOTV Activities

Hi all,
 
MinKwon Center needs your help! With less than 3 weeks left until the State Primary Elections on Thursday, September 13th, we are gearing up for our GOTV work to conduct phone banking and door knocking. For the first time ever, we are voting for our next State Senators and Assembly members in newly drawn districts. Now more than ever, it is critical that we have a large Asian American presence at the elections. Here is what you can do: 

Join the MinKwon Center for Community Action for some Exciting GOTV Activities!
 
Phone Banking

  • Wednesday, Aug. 29th, 6:00PM MinKwon Center
  • Tuesday, Sept. 4th, 6:00PM MinKwon Center 
  • Thursday, Sept. 6th  6:00PM MinKwon Center 
  • Monday, Sept. 10th, 6:00PM MinKwon Center 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12th, 6:00PM MinKwon Center

Door Knocking

  • Thursday, Aug. 30th, 6:00PM Meet at MinKwon Center 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 6:00PMMeet at MinKwon Center 
  • Sunday, Sept. 9th, 4:00PMMeet at MinKwon Center 
  • Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 6:00PMMeet at MinKwon Center

If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know today! Dinner will be provided as well as community service credit if applicable. Please forward this email to anyone who would like to get involved and gain important electoral experience. Don’t miss your chance to make a difference in these historic elections!

If You are Interested, Please Contact:
Sabrina.Fong@MinKwon.Org or 1 (718) 460-5600

MinKwon is Hiring! (Immigration Paralegal)

The MinKwon Center for Community Action is seeking someone to fill the position of Immigration Paralegal.

Help us find a new member of the MinKwon family!  In response to the Obama Administration’s new “deferred action” program for undocumented DREAM youth, we’re looking for a paralegal/outreach coordinator to help provide services, education and outreach to undocumented Korean American youth. 

Job Descriptions

The immigration paralegal will work on the following:

  • Engage in direct contact with clients on a daily basis, which includes performing initial intakes, assessing clients’ cases, and providing direct assistance
  • Prepare and conduct educational workshops for community members on relevant immigration and other important legal and social issues
  • Work with custom case management system

Please check out a full description here

How to apply

Please send a detailed cover letter and resume to Kathy Chae, Esq. at kchae@minkwon.org.  The MinKwon Center will accept applications on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.