First, after the tragic events in Boston, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to all those affected, their loved ones, and families. No words can ever fully express our sympathies.
Our next newsletter will focus on the arrival of Summer J-1 visa holders to our shores. We will be listing upcoming business, social and cultural events of our affiliated and other organizations in May and June. By attending these events, J-1’ers can immediately link in with the Irish American community in New York, and increase their chances of finding a job asap. The Irish American community and our affiliated organizations in particular have provided tremendous support in the past, and many J-1 visa holders have found jobs or at least job referrals using the Failte 32 model.
As important as it is to attend these business and social events, please also keep in mind that getting involved in voluntary work upon arrival is a great way to jump right into the American experience, and meet people united for a common cause. It’s also a great way to get job referrals!
The Aisling Irish Community Center (www.aislingcenter.org) presents the inaugural Pauline Boylan-Coll Memorial 5K Walk/Run on Sunday May 19th at 10 am. This is a great opportunity to support a very worthy cause, and get to meet members of the Irish and Irish American community in New York. If you’re coming over on a Summer J-1, Failte 32 would highly recommend that you volunteer to help out at this event.
Don’t forget, the 25th annual Walk for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on Sunday, April 28, if you have already arrived in New York on the Summer J-1. See attached.
They are able to accommodate 10 to 15 volunteers for the volunteer teams below.
· The T-shirt distribution team is from 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM OR another shift from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
· Food& Beverage Team is from 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM There is a later shift available from 11:30 AM. to 2 AM however this would be for a maximum of 5 volunteers total.
· Rest Stop Team is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
· Each team does have some seated positions available.
Failte32 is now listed as a partner on halocard (www.halocardproject.com), which means more visibility for our affiliated organizations. It’s Time to Create Your Organization’s HaloCard™ Profile. For details on how to do this, please see below.
On Tuesday, the group of senators known as the “Gang of Eight” introduced S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.” Failte32 with Caro Kinsella will analyze the text of the bill and provide our readers with further updates.
Here are a few issues from S. 744 to note:
Permits noncitizens that are unlawfully present and who entered the U.S. before December 31, 2011 to adjust status (file for their green card) to that of Registered Provisional Immigrant (RPI). Eligible applicants would be required to pay a penalty and back taxes. Individuals in RPI status would receive work authorization and may travel abroad. They would also become eligible to apply for LPR status after 10 years, and can apply for naturalization 3 years after acquiring a green card.
Increase the quota to a floor of 110,000 and a ceiling of 180,000. Provide work authorization for spouses (H-4) as currently not permitted to work. Add a 60-day grace period after an H-1B has been terminated from his or her job.
Make it a crime to knowingly defraud an immigrant or hold oneself out as an attorney when one is not authorized to do so. Require the identification of individuals who assist immigrants with the completion of forms and empower the Attorney General with injunctive authority to act against an unscrupulous “immigration service provider” at the federal level.
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Aisling Irish Community Center
Presents the Inaugural
PAULINE BOYLAN-COLL MEMORIAL 5K WALK/RUN
Sunday May 19th, 2013 @ 10am
Pauline Boylan-Coll was a great supporter and friend of the Aisling Irish Center while living in New York as well as many other causes in the New York Irish community, particularly GAA. She was instrumental in establishing underage football “Gaelic 4 Girls” here inNew York. Pauline was married to Paul and had one son, Ethan. After battling cancer for a number of years, Pauline sadly passed away in 2012.
This 5K walk/run is dedicated to Pauline’s memory. She was taken from this world too soon, but left an unforgettable legacy.
The funds raised will benefit programs and services provided by Aisling Irish Community Center as well as another non-profit organization nominated by Pauline’s family. This is your opportunity to support and give back to your center and your community! Please encourage your friends to take part with you. Every dollar helps to keep the Aisling Center and the Irish Volunteers for the Homeless on its feet, so sign up today and put your own feet into gear for a very worthy cause!
Call the center at 914-237-5121 or stop by to get your sponsorship card.
Registration:Participants are asked to check in at the desk outside the Rambling House between 9:15-9:45am. The walk/run will start at 10:00am sharp from the Rambling House, 4292 Katonah Ave.
Enjoy food and refreshments after the walk at the Rambling House compliments of Joe Carty and the staff. There will also be a disco as well as an entertainer and face painter at the event for CHILDREN!
It’s Time to Create Your Organization’s HaloCard™ Profile
We want to give all of the non-profit organizations that have previously expressed interest in the HaloCard™ platform the first opportunity to upload their profile on the HaloCard™ Donation Portal. The Donation Portal is the website that will allow our cardholders and your supporters to direct their HaloCard™ donations to your organization with no out-of-pocket costs.
Creating your profile only takes 20-30 minutes, there is no cost or commitment, and most importantly, your organization’s logo, message, and mission will gain valuable exposure to all future HaloCard™ cardholders.
Here are some simple instructions for you:
1. Click on admin.myhalocard.net
2. Enter your organizations EIN Number
3. Set up your organization’s username and password
When your organization’s listing appears:
4. Click on “Enhance This Profile”
5. Enter and upload your organization’s information, such as your logo, mission and message
6. Click “Submit”
7. Then click “View This Profile” to see what the cardholders will see
8. That’s it! You’re Done!
We encourage you to view our short tutorial video to learn more about the Donation Portal and get some helpful tips on how to upload your profile information:
Thank you for your interest in HaloCard™. Once your profile is set up, we will contact you with suggestions as to how your organization can make the most of the HaloCard™ platform. We look forward to exceeding your expectations, and providing you a valuable new way to capture the power of the many who can give a little.
If you have any questions or problems creating your profile please call us at 1-855-425-6435 or just reply to this email.
|Nick Lepetsos Founder HaloCard™|