Meeting with Dominican Republic Consulate General Carlos Castillo

Carlos Castillo, Consulate General, Dominican Republic, and Director, Coalition of Latin American Consuls in New York, met with NJRC/JCETP partners, staff, and clients this week to discuss the needs of foreign-born reentry clients. Clients need legal services and identification as they reintegrate back into society, and we had a meaningful discussion about ways to improve their reentry process going forward.

Thank you to Consulate General Castillo, Union City Mayor Brian Stack, Mercedes Joaquin, Director of Community Relations, UCBOE; Senator Sandra Cunningham, Dr. Gina Diaz, West New York Health Department; Dr. Connie Sensor, Director, School Nurse Program, Rutgers School of Nursing, Newark; Johnny Torres, Director, Save Latin America, our clients, and staff for such a powerful meeting. Photos by Stefanie Campolo

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More photos can be viewed on Facebook.

Grand Opening of Our Client Candido’s New Restaurant in Jersey City

Today was a memorable day for our client, Candido! We held the grand opening of his new restaurant, El Sabor Del Café, in Jersey City. Candido was honored to receive a congratulatory letter from President Barack Obama, who granted him clemency from an exceptionally harsh 49.5-year sentence. The restaurant features Spanish, American, and international cuisine and offers a la carte, catering, and delivery options. Congratulations, Candido!

Thank you to all who showed their support at today’s event: Senator Sandra Cunningham; Rolando Lavarro, Jr., Council President, Jersey City; Reverend Steffie Bartley, New Hope Memorial Baptist ChurchThe National Action Network; Roger Jones, JCETP Chairman; Reverend Idida Rodriguez, IGNITE Ministries; Pastor Joshua Rodriguez, The Cityline Church; Reverend Bolivar Flores and members of Ministerio El Sol Sale Para Todos Internacional, and Candido’s former coworkers from Jersey City’s Light Rail Café. Photos by Stefanie Campolo. Please find more photos in NJRC’s Facebook album.

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