For Immediate Release
May 30, 2012
Contact: Anne Marie Weiss-Armush
DFW International Community Alliance

DFW International Community Alliance and Telemundo Dallas are pleased to announce the second in a series of new TELEMUNDO CITIZENSHIP CLASSES to be held in the Audelia Road Branch library.  The free course will begin on June 6, 2012 and will consists of 11 sessions (22 hours). All books and study materials will be provided. Registration is required, and can be made by calling DFW International Community Alliance at 972-661-2764.

BEGINNING on June 6, 2012
Audelia Road Public Library
10045 Audelia Road, Dallas, TX 75238
Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm

BEGINNING on August 2, 2012
West Irving Public Library
4444 W. Rochelle Rd.Irving, Texas, Irving, TX 75062
Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

"We at the Dallas Public Library are proud to partner these classes with Telemundo and DFW International Community Alliance. They are of great value in helping New Americans integrate and form the fabric of the American Society" says Miriam Rodriguez, Assistant Director of Public Services of Dallas Public Library. "The Library serves a population of 1,197,816, with 26% of the population born in another country. Some of the countries represented in our service area include: Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia, China, Korea, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, and Nepal. Libraries are the equalizers of society and it is only natural that we want to address this crucial need.

"As a native of Cuba, who immigrated in 1983, I understand how overwhelming the process of integrating into a new society could be" she says. "While I was grateful for the many opportunities my new country offered my family, it was not until I became an American Citizen that I felt part of the society and understood all the rights and responsibilities of being a US citizen."

DFW International Community Alliance is the portal for global North Texas, a network of 1,600 of the regions ethnic and internationally-focused civic, community and educational organizations.  Its mission is to build mutual understanding and respect by linking diverse international cultural communities. The organization promotes and links North Texas global groups through its website and cultural calendar at .  For more details about DFW International Community Alliance, see the media page at  or call 972-661-2764