In Honor Of Its 50th Year, USCIS Visits Hcc Apopka Center To Deliver A Proclamation Letter.

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APOPKA, FLORIDA (February 24, 2022) – On Friday, February 25th, Michael Borgen, USCIS Tampa District Director, Vesna Bozic, USCIS Regional Leader for the Southeast Region Community Relations, and Donald A. Jarrell, USCIS Tampa District Community Relations will visit  Hope CommUnity Center’s South Apopka location (800 South Hawthorne Ave, 32703) to deliver a proclamation letter in honor of HCC’s 50th year.

 Hope CommUnity Center is one of only three sites in Florida to have received the 2020 Citizenship and Assimilation Grant from USCIS to help provide citizenship services to immigrants. Currently, HCC has a student pass rate of nearly 99% for those who successfully applied, tested, and took the Naturalization interview, thus enabling them to become U.S. citizens. This grant allows HCC to increase its capacity to serve others, welcome new students, and tailor its program to effectively guide students through the naturalization process. 

 During this special visit, Sister Ann Kendrick will welcome USCIS representatives and introduce them to HCC’s Immigration Services staff who, along with their students, will share testimonials of past grants received. 

 Thanks to the support of USCIS, HCC can continue to strengthen its HCC Pathways to Citizenship program and further its mission of empowering Central Florida’s immigrant communities.

 For more information on this event, please contact Debo Ofsowtiz, Director of  Donor Relations

p: 407.880.4673 ext. 227 e: [email protected]  

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