United African Organization

Diaspora Monologues

February 4, 2016NancyBlog, Events
Shola Shade Ezeokoli  @ 2016 Diaspora Monologues – Show 1 , performing a monologue “Do you speak African?”
Don’t miss ‪#DiasporaMonologues2016‬ Show 2 on
Sunday Feb 7 @ 6PM
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

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Housing Authority of Cook County Wait list Opening

February 3, 2016NancyBlog
Housing Authority of Cook County
HACC WAIT LIST OPENING
The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) will begin accepting pre-applications for the public housing wait list for (2) two (3) three (4) four and (5) bedroom units at the following Family Development:
Vera L. Yates
1055 Berkeley
Ford Heights, IL 60411

Faith’s Internship Experience

November 28, 2015NancyBlog

Walking into UAO that first day and meeting everybody, I knew this internship was going to make this summer my best so far. Everyone was so nice and I felt really relaxed from the beginning which normally doesn’t happen much because I would usually take like a week or two to feel relaxed at a new place not to mention a new place in a different country.

Being my first internship, I wasn’t so sure what to do and how to go about doing some of the stuff but it was no bother because everyone made it all seem so easy and walked me through whatever I needed to do. I learned a lot of things ranging from data entry down to U.S. immigration law and it was wonderful. Read more →

Faith’s Last Internship Day

July 31, 2015NancyBlog

USCIS recalls 3-year DACA permits issued after 2/16/2015

Important Information for Some DACA Recipients Who Received Three-Year* Work Authorization: Fact Sheet

If you are a DACA recipient who received a three-year Employment Authorization Document (EAD) after February 16, 2015, it was likely mistakenly issued and must be returned.

Approximately 2,100 DACA recipients were issued three-year Employment Authorization Documents, rather than two-year EADs, afterthe  February 16, 2015, court injunction was in place. USCIS has taken action to correct this issue for these individuals and has updated their records to reflect a two-year period of deferred action and employment authorization. USCIS has re-issued and mailed the corrected two-year EADs to these individuals. USCIS has also notified these individuals that the three-year EADs are no longer valid and must be immediately returned, along with any related approval notices. USCIS is carefully tracking the number of returns of these invalid EADs and continues to take steps to collect the remaining cards. Read more →

Iman’s Last Internship Day

July 15, 2015NancyBlog

Elisa’s Last Internship Day

June 28, 2015NancyBlog

Please, learn my name

I am Misturat Ganiyu. Disregard my age, occupation, gender, race, and other details that define a person. Concentrate, instead, on the beginning sentence in this blog. This is where people trip and stumble. At a young age, I realize the difficulty of my name. During that time, I would recite it to other elementary school kids and confusion followed. My name is pronounced as incorrectly as a first grader who utters a challenging word for the first time. A child may split the word into syllables or skip the word altogether, but it will return. The same concept applies to strangers meeting other strangers at a commonplace. Names are introduced and they part ways, but encounters happen.

Repeating a name accurately exemplifies kindness. If you say it wrong and apologize for it, that is alright as long as you try again. Practice helps. Don’t ask for a shortcut such as the person’s nickname. Sometimes, one is absent.  Read more →

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