On Tuesday, The New Americans Campaign, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and Univisión Contigo hosted a special Twitter citizenship celebration to highlight the importance of becoming #newamericans. Check out the top moments of the night.Come join the fun on April 8th at 7 pm EDT / 4 pm PDT for an hour-long celebration of the importance of citizenship to our nation and for our aspiring Americans.A group of 18 local ethnic media in Los Angeles area gathered at the Los Angeles Central Library for an insightful roundtable discussion on their role in promoting citizenship in their communities.An evaluation shows increased impact through greater collaboration among NAC partners.

Our Impact

  • The Campaign has increased 1.5-fold the number of naturalization applications completed in NAC sites from year one to year two, through nearly 1,400 naturalization workshops and clinics.
  • Over 80,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families over $67 million in legal and application fees.
  • Almost 1,400 naturalization events hosted, including info sessions, trainings and group application workshops.
  • Adopted scalable technology. MP3 players, Google Voice, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are being used to enhance naturalization service delivery.
  • Expanded the Bethlehem Project (an effort to provide naturalization assistance within corporations) which has partnered with 26 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.
  • 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