Chronicle of Philanthropy Covers Launch of The New Americans Campaign

The New Americans Campaign launched this week. Read more in the Chronicle of Philanthropy about the unprecedented national campaign to modernize and streamline access to naturalization services, so that greater numbers of immigrants can fulfill their dream of becoming American citizens.

Campaign Begins to Help Legal Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens

November 15, 2012, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Posted on November 15, 2012

Our Impact

  • The Campaign has increased the number of naturalization applications completed in NAC sites by 90% from year one to year three, through nearly 2,000 naturalization workshops and clinics.
  • Over 120,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families nearly $105 million in legal and application fees.
  • Almost 2,000 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 85 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

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