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星期二, 7月 05, 2016

HEAD OF AG’S COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DIVISION TAKES PART IN WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE ON NEW AMERICANS

HEAD OF AG’S COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DIVISION TAKES PART IN WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE ON NEW AMERICANS
BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that Marcony Almeida-Barros, chief of AG Healey’s Community Engagement Division, met with officials from across the country as part of a national effort to better integrate new Americans into communities.
Almeida-Barros met with members of the White House Task Force on New Americans, which has convened regionally across the country. Attendees had the opportunity to share best practices and models for integrating new Americans, and Almeida-Barros highlighted the work of his Community Engagement Division.
“It’s important to me that as the people’s law firm we reach people across the state, connect them to our office and make them of aware of the resources we can provide,” said AG Healey. “Our Community Engagement Division has met with and assisted thousands of residents in Massachusetts, and we are pleased to share our experience and learnings with others across the country.”   
Almeida-Barros had previously met with the White House Task Force on New Americans during its Boston convening earlier this year.
Since the Community Engagement Division launched in 2015, staff had provided trainings across the state on topics including worker’s rights, homeowner’s insurance, earned sick time and domestic workers laws to better educate both employers and employees on their rights and responsibilities. The Division also regularly works with communities to schedule office hours, bringing the resources of the AG’s office at times that are more convenient for working people and their families.
President Obama established the White House Task Force on New Americans in 2014 to help develop a coordinated federal strategy to better integrate new Americans into communities and support state and local efforts to do the same.