The City of York
101 S. George Street PO Box 509 York PA 17405
Honorable C. Kim Bracey, Mayor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: MAYOR’S OFFICE
Mayor Bracey Opens Doors at York City Hall to CASA Program for New Americans
On Tuesday March 22, 2016, 11:00am, at York City Hall – 2nd Floor, 101 S. George Street, York, PA, Mayor C. Kim Bracey will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming immigrant service organization CASA into their new location at York City Hall. CASA, the largest immigrant rights organization in Maryland and Virginia, has been on the ground in South-Central PA for almost two years. Their Pennsylvania work, centered in York, has focused on engaged local residents in campaigns for family unity and integration. CASA will hold office hours for local community members at City Hall and services will focus on providing systems navigation and referrals, legal consults, and assistance with applying for citizenship.
“I am grateful for the partnership with CASA and the wealth of services and programming that they will provide to our New American population, making the City of York, a more welcoming community for all,” states Mayor Bracey.
CASA’s many York members who have lived for years in the community expressed gratification that their City government was welcoming their presence and input and will be present for the opening ceremony.
“York is a great place to raise a family,” said Leobigilda Castro. “In some places in this country immigrants are not welcome. I am gratified to live in a place where neighbors respect each other and proud to be represented by a Mayor that celebrates immigrant culture.”
As of the last census, almost 30% of the City’s population of almost 50,000 residents were Latino, a number that officials are certain has grown by leaps and bounds since.
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