Friday, February 6, 2015

Join us for the 2015 CU Immigration Forum Retreat!

2015 C-U Immigration Forum Retreat

What: Help us to plan and execute programs 
for making Champaign-Urbana the most immigrant friendly community in Illinois.
Why: We can do it with your help!
When: Saturday, February 7th from 2pm to 5pm
Where: University YMCA,1001 S. Wright St, Champaign
(Corner of Wright & Chalmers)

Parking is available behind the building. Refreshments will be served.

2015 C-U Immigration Forum Retreat Agenda
February 7, 2-5 p.m. at the University YMCA
1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL
(Corner of Wright & Chalmers)
Welcome & Introductions –Tom Garza
IF Retreat Overview-Megan Flowers
Working Groups-Breakout Session #1
Working Groups Breakout Session #2
Report Back & Large Group Discussion

*Participants are encouraged to choose two working groups, on per breakout session. Please see below for each working group topic.

* Outreach to Immigrants - DACA/DAPA/Citizenship & more – Lucia Maldonado and Jack Wilkie
·       Current outreach strategies overview
·       Outreach to more immigrant groups
·       Program Logistics
·       Grant research
* Immigrant Friendly Community Initiative – Stacy Harwood and Ricardo Diaz
·       Welcoming CU designation, Welcome center
·       Forum with elected officials
·       CUIF immigrant friendly awards
·       Exploring strategies for groundwork with partners
* Aid to Unaccompanied Minors – Claire Szoke and Rebekah Niblock
·       How many are there – Urbana, Champaign, Rantoul
·       What do they need – drivers for immigration appointments (info sheet for potential drivers, how to recruit)
·       Fundraising – lawyer expenses, what else?
* IF Communications: Tom Garza and Megan Flowers
·       Newsletter, flyers, photos
·       Blog, Website, Facebook,
·       Farmers market
·       Giving talks to other organizations
·       Storytelling
·       Media Relations

       *IF Development: Stefany Loeza and Ben Mueller
·       Fundraising
·       Membership
·       Volunteer Recruitment
·       Donor Relations