Community & Civic Engagement

To address the systemic barriers that keep underserved families from accessing opportunities for growth and stability, we start by uplifting their voices, building grassroots power within our communities, and pushing for equitable policies that support all working families.

Immigration Services

Naturalization Consultations & Application Assistance

We are recognized by the US Board of Immigration Appeals and have BIA-accredited representatives on staff who provide information, guidance and low-cost application assistance for immigrants applying for US citizenship or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

On November 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), published a proposed rule to increase filing fees on many immigration applications. This rule also eliminates most fee waivers. This new rule will go into effect on October 2, 2020. Please see this chart for how the new fee increases may affect you.

Contact us at 707 965-5010 if you would like to submit an application to USCIS before the new rule goes into effect.

For Public Charge information please visit —> Immigration – PUBLIC CHARGE – Napa County

Citizen Workshops & Fee Waiver Assistance

Offered two times a year, one day in St. Helena and one day in Calistoga. Check back for details on upcoming workshops.

One Napa Valley – Citizenship Legal Services

Citizenship Legal Services (CLS) is a collaborative of four nonprofit organizations: Puertas Abiertas, On The Move, UpValley Family Centers, and the International Institute of the Bay Area.

CLS is dedicated to offering low-cost legal assistance and related legal immigration services to residents who qualify to apply for citizenship. In addition, CLS assists lawful permanent residents with citizenship interview and exam preparation, including civics and English-for-naturalization classes.

Immigration legal services and consultations are provided by an attorney or Department of Justice (DOJ) accredited representative. All volunteers are trained and supervised by an immigration attorney/DOJ accredited representative.

Citizenship Classes & Tutoring

We offer free bilingual (Spanish and English) Citizenship classes that will help you to be ready for your Citizenship Test; this class covers United States government, history, and civics, all topics tested during the naturalization interview.

*Tutoring is available through our citizenship volunteer tutoring program.

Ofrecemos clases gratis bilingües (español e inglés) de ciudadanía que te ayudara a estar preparado para tu examen; esta clase se enfoca en el gobierno de Estados Unidos, historia, educación cívica y todos los temas tocados durante su entrevista de naturalización (ciudadanía)

Census 2020

The Census is more important than ever because the data ensures that our community receives the resources needed to support healthcare, education, and nutrition programs. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we can all appreciate how important these services are to our community.

Due to COVID-19, the Census has been extended – people can now respond until September 30, 2020!

As of the first week of August Census Enumerators will begin visiting households that have not yet responded to the Census.

Complete via website:  https://2020census.gov/ 

Complete via phone in English: 844-330-2020

Complete via phone in Spanish: 844-468-2020

 

Volunteer to support the Census Texting Campaign.

Sign-up to here: clcnapavalley.org/census-volunteer-form

*a short training is required.

El censo es más importante que nunca porque los datos aseguran que nuestra comunidad reciba los recursos necesarios para apoyar los programas de salud, educación y nutrición. Dada la actual pandemia de COVID-19, todos podemos apreciar la importancia de estos servicios para nuestra comunidad.

Debido a COVID-19, el Censo se ha extendido: ¡las personas ahora pueden responder hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2020!

A partir de la primera semana de agosto, los enumeradores del censo comenzarán a visitar los hogares que aún no hayan respondido al censo.

Complete a través del sitio web: https://2020census.gov/

Complete por teléfono en inglés: 844-330-2020

Complete por teléfono en español: 844-468-2020

 

Voluntario para apoyar la campaña de mensajes de texto del censo.

Regístrese aquí: clcnapavalley.org/census-volunteer-form

*Se requiere una capacitación corta.

Promotoras

Promotores de Salud (Health Promoters in Spanish) are grassroots community members who volunteer their time and have been trained in health-related topics.  They build trust and reach isolated community members. Promotores are powerful advocates for individual and community transformation.  They connect people with resources and advocate for needs they see in their community. If you are interested in becoming a Promotora, please visit our volunteer page
Promotores de Salud (Promotores de Salud en español) son miembros fundamentales de la comunidad que ofrecen voluntariamente su tiempo y han sido capacitados en temas relacionados con la salud. Ellos crean confianza y alcanzan miembros de comunidades aisladas. Los promotores son defensores influentes para la transformación individual y comunitaria. Conectan personas con recursos y abogan por las necesidades que ven en su comunidad.

Know Your Rights | Register to Vote

Fact Sheets:

— Information for the immigrant community- post-election (English/Spanish)

— Know Your Rights Information (English/Spanish)

— AB60 Driver Information – post election (English/Spanish)

— Family Preparedness Plan – updated (English/Spanish)

— Rights of Lawful Permanent Residents (English/Spanish)

— What Do I Need to Know About the End of DACA? (English)

AB60 CA Driver’s License:

The CA Department of Motor Vehicles issues driver’s licenses to those who provide proof of identity with an ID from their country of origin and proof of CA residency. Applicants must pass written and behind-the-wheel driving exams.  Visit the DMV website for more information.

Voter Registration

Your voice matters!  If you are a US citizen, please vote on issues of importance to your family and community.  Voter registration forms are available in our office. US citizens who reside in California can also register online here.

Napa Community Leader Coalition

The UpValley Family Centers is a member of the Community Leaders Coalition of Napa County. The coalition mobilizes community leaders to collectively advocate for the needs of vulnerable populations throughout Napa County.

For more information, visit the website: https://clcnapavalley.org/

UpValley Partnership for Youth

UVPY

The UpValley Partnership for Youth is a broad coalition of community stakeholders, including parents, policy makers, law enforcement, service providers, youth, educators, and community members, who work together to address the problem of underage drinking and substance use in our community. The coalition is coordinated by UpValley Family Centers & supported by Napa County Office of Education.

The coalition’s mission: To use the collaborative strength of parents, youth, and community members to prevent and address problems relating to youth alcohol and marijuana use in the UpValley.

Why UpValley: Alcohol and marijuana youth use rates are high when compared to County and State averages. Risks include low parental disapproval, low perception of risk and feelings of chronic sadness. Therefore, there is a need for education and prevention efforts in our community.

How to get involved: Attend a meeting. Monthly coalition meetings alternate between Calistoga and St. Helena. For more information, please contact Regina Penna at rpenna@upvalleyfamilycenters.org

 

UpValley Asociación para la Juventud
La Alianza UpValley para la Juventud es una amplia coalición de actores de la comunidad, incluyendo padres, formuladores de políticas, agentes de la ley, proveedores de servicios, jóvenes, educadores y miembros de la comunidad que trabajan juntos para abordar el problema del consumo de alcohol y consumo de otras substancias en nuestra comunidad. La coalición es coordinada por UpValley Family Centers y apoyada por la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Napa.

La misión de la coalición: ​Utilizar la fuerza colaborativa de padres, jóvenes y miembros de la comunidad para prevenir y resolver los problemas relacionados con el consumo de alcohol y marihuana en el UpValley.

¿Por qué UpValley?​ ​Las tasas de consumo de alcohol y marihuana son altas cuando se comparan con los promedios del Condado y del Estado. Los riesgos incluyen baja desaprobación de los padres, baja percepción del riesgo y sentimientos de tristeza crónica. Por lo tanto, hay una necesidad de educación y esfuerzos de prevención en nuestra comunidad.

Involúcrate: Asista a una reunión. Las reuniones mensuales de la coalición alternan entre Calistoga y Santa Helena. Para más información por favor llámenos al Regina Penna a rpenna@upvalleyfamilycenters.org