At our recent Dallas Roundtable, two recently naturalized citizens came together to share how citizenship changed their lives in many inspirational ways…Our very own Melissa Rodgers, Project Director for the New Americans Campaign, sat down with Hana Baba for a conversation on citizenship.A few weeks ago, New America Media, the New Americans Campaign and a dozen local partner organizations hosted an ethnic media roundtable in New York to discuss the importance of citizenship for NYC green-card holders.Individuals from different countries of origins share with us why they want to become #NewAmericans. This week: Margarita, Skarleth, Clara and Rodny.

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 100,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families nearly $85 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