Social Innovation Forum's 2017 Social Issue Talk Series
Supporting Immigrants through the Citizenship Process
Sponsoring Partner: Boston Open Impact
Guest Speaker: Congressman Joe Kennedy, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Massachusetts
Featured Innovator: Project Citizenship
Joe Kennedy III is proud to serve the Fourth District of Massachusetts in Congress. Currently in his third term, he represents a diverse district that stretches from the suburbs of Boston to the more industrial cities of Massachusetts’ South Coast.
As a member of the influential House Energy & Commerce Committee, Joe has crafted a legislative agenda driven by the needs of his constituents. With a focus on issues like mental health and addiction, energy costs, manufacturing and STEM education, he has prioritized bipartisan reforms that directly impact the families, businesses and communities he is honored to represent.
Nationally, Joe has become a powerful voice for social justice, championing issues like transgender rights, marriage equality, pay equity and comprehensive immigration reform. A former prosecutor and legal aid volunteer, he has also helped highlight the importance of our civil justice system, establishing the first ever Congressional Access to Legal Services Caucus.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Joe served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an Assistant District Attorney in both the Middlesex County and Cape and Island’s District Attorneys’ Offices. Before that he served as a member of the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic where he designed and implemented an economic development project near Puerto Plata.
Project Citizenship enables immigrants to become citizens through free screening, large citizenship workshops, individual application assistance and referrals. For those unable to learn English due to a disability and those unable to pay, Project Citizenship advocates to obtain a disability waiver or a fee waiver.
More Information on SIF's 2017 Social Issue Talk Series
This March, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) will hold seven free, educational events as a part of our annual March Social Issue Talk Series where funders and community leaders can hear from leading experts and our 2017 Social Innovators about the latest trends, best practices, and exciting innovations across a variety of fields. For a full list of events in the series, please visit http://www.socialinnovationforum.org/Social-Issue-Talks.
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