immigrant resource fair saturday – help spread the word

Via Rahwa Habte of Hidmo and OneAmerica:

OneAmerica is having an Immigrant Resource Fair this Saturday.  I want to make sure that people know that this is going on, especially in light of the fact that it is getting harder and harder for communities in need to access services right now.  This is a free and unique opportunity for immigrants and refugees to get valuable information as well as sign up for services on the spot.  The fair is open to anyone but is especially geared towards low-income immigrants and refugees living in the  city of Seattle. If you fit in this demographic or work in/with a community that does, please help me to spread the word.  If you are interested in volunteering at the fair, it is also not too late to sign up 🙂



OneAmerica and the Washington New Americans Program will hold a Resource Fair for immigrants and refugees through funding from the City of Seattle’s Human Services and a partnership with the Parks Department.  The primary focus of the event is to provide information on:

  • The benefits of citizenship
  • How to become a citizen
  • Where to go to receive assistance with citizenship
  • Information on how to access benefits and resources, such as child care, energy and utilities assistance, financial literacy, health care and services, senior services, tenants’ rights, etc.
  • How to participate in civic life

There will be workshops and panel discussions on these topics throughout the day and numerous community organizations and city representatives will have informational booths.

The Fair will be held at Garfield Community Center from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, November 13th. Interpretation and food will be provided to attendees.  The Fair will be FREE for all attendees.  If you are interested in attending and would like more information, please call (206) 452-8425.

For more information and if you are interested in volunteering or participating in the Fair, please contact Jennifer Chan at  Posters in multiple languages are available here.