JW Marriott Marquis Miami: Employee Participant Testimonial

JW Marriott Marquis Miami is one of New American Workforce‘s 20 hospitality industry business partners in the Miami area. Since the hotel joined the project in July 2015, they have already provided outreach and education on the benefits of U.S. citizenship to their 300+ employees through invitations to their on-site citizenship workshop. One hotel employee who has taken advantage of the citizenship assistance is Doris Ortiz. Originally from Colombia, Doris is now approaching the final step in her process to become a new American after she got help learning about and applying for citizenship through the project. Doris told us:

“The program was excellent. I didn’t know how to go about becoming a citizen. They talked to us and helped us afford it. I want to be a citizen of the United States. To me, citizenship means a better quality of life and freedom. By offering the workshops, the hotel shows that they care about the well-being of their employees. I’ve been working here for 5 years in housekeeping. Next month I have my interview to become a citizen. I’m nervous, I’m excited and I’m studying hard. Achieving this will be a dream come true.”

Doris Ortiz
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
New American Workforce Participant

Related Topics

Integration Naturalization Skills and Workforce Development

Learn More

Read more about The City of Los Angeles: Employee Participant Testimonial

Story

The City of Los Angeles: Employee Participant Testimonial

Read more about Legislative Bulletin - Thursday, August 16, 2018

Legislative Bulletin

Legislative Bulletin - Thursday, August 16, 2018

Read more about America's Changing Identity

Podcast

America's Changing Identity