FAQ


Who is funding The New Americans Campaign?

Six national foundations have joined in an unprecedented collaboration to support the nonpartisan New Americans Campaign to help modernize naturalization assistance in the United States and help more legal permanent immigrants become U.S. citizens.

The consortium has so far committed more than $20 million to the project. Founding sponsors of the New Americans Campaign, are: The Carnegie Corporation of New York; the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; Grove Foundation; Open Society Foundations and The JPB Foundation. Read more about our Funders.

Who is eligible to receive assistance from The New Americans Campaign?

The campaign is only focused on assisting the 8 million Lawful Permanent Residents who already qualify for citizenship. Read more about who we’re helping and the barriers they face.

What are the requirements to join?

The New Americans Campaign welcomes a diverse range of partners, from businesses to educators to community leaders and much more. Please contact us at info@newamericanscampaign.org to find out about potential opportunities.

What impact/how many immigrants have received citizenship support through the NAC?

The New Americans Campaign is transforming the way aspiring citizens navigate the path to becoming new Americans.

Our innovative and collaborative approach has already yielded incredible results. See what we’ve accomplished at Our Impact section.

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