San Jose Partners Host Citizenship Workshop Nov. 17th

The New Americans Campaign partners of San Jose, including the Asian Law Alliance (ALA), Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, Center for Employment Training (CET), International Institute of the Bay Area, International Rescue Committee San Jose and Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) are hosting a joint Citizenship Workshop to effectively serve large numbers of legal residents and guide them through the naturalization application process.

The event will include legal pre-screening, fee waiver assistance, application support, ESL referrals, interview questions and more.

WHEN: Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Center for Employment Training, 701 Vine St., San Jose, CA

For more information, please see the below flyer:

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Posted on November 13, 2012

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