After a cancer diagnosis, citizenship became Saul’s gift to his wife.Monyfa and Daniel, LPRs from Guyana, grew up in the New York foster care system. Both of them recently turned 18 and became U.S. citizens.On Citizenship Day the New Americans Campaign was featured in a fact sheet as the  White House launched its national public awareness campaign.Thanh Do and his wife, Thu, at his citizenship ceremony, December 2013



Our Impact

  • The Campaign has completed over 2,900 naturalization workshops and clinics.

    Campaign funded partners have nearly doubled the annual number of naturalization applications completed with New Americans Campaign funding since the first year.
  • Over 182,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families over $161 million in legal and application fees.
  • Adopted scalable technology. MP3 players, Google Voice, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are being used to enhance naturalization service delivery.
  • Expanded New American Workforce (an effort to provide naturalization assistance within corporations) which has partnered with over 100 businesses across the nation, ranging from hotels in Miami to American Apparel in Los Angeles.
  • Deployed CitizenshipWorks, an online tool, across the NAC in multiple settings and languages. This quarter the NAC also began to integrate the new CitizenshipWorks mobile phone app into services, and are poised to pilot CitizenshipWorks 2.0 with a New York partner.
  • Were instrumental in inspiring the US Citizenship and Immigration Service to support the Citizenship Corners initiative.
  • Created innovative partnerships with public libraries, school districts, universities, social service agencies, and employers, all of which yield not only greater numbers of applicants but also greater awareness of the naturalization process.
  • Deployed a large-scale volunteer recruitment program through an e-learning course.

    Reached diverse communities. Local partners consistently outreach and provide culturally competent and language-appropriate services.
Learn more from our
Impact Report.

Who We’re Helping

People come to America from all over the world with dreams of achieving a better life for themselves and their families and calling this great nation home. Eight million people who live, work, and pay taxes in this country are eligible for citizenship, yet only about eight percent of them naturalize each year. Find out more about these individuals and the barriers they face.Read More