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UNLOCKING IMMIGRANT YOUTH'S ACCESS TO LEGAL SERVICES, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN A SPACE OWNED RUN AND GOVERNED BY THE YOUTH.
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February 5, 2012
Haitian Day at Atlas

My name is Rochelle and I’m a Legal Intern at Atlas. I choose this path of working with immigrant youth because they have so much to offer . These are individuals who came to this country, some on false hope, others maybe escaping persecution from their home countries and others may just be abandoned. My overall goal is to give that population a voice  by becoming an Immigration Paralegal, and later on an attorney, and help them assimilate in America.

Because for the most part a majority of them are scared.
Today I worked with a Haitian family (we can say it was Haitian Day) with their membership. Their enthusiasm to become residents and give back to the community was refreshing. They not only want to improve their quality of life, they would like to be productive people and mentor other members of Atlas on any skills they have ex. speaking Creole, French, knitting. They were also happy to become members of Atlas because we will not only help them with their legal status we are a center that offer countless other services all free of charge. Here at Atlas we care about you and your allies. So come in and check us out there might be something we can offer or you can offer us.

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