Turbocharging the Citizenship Movement – Citizenship Now! The New Americans Campaign at Work

A recent story, Citizenship Now! New Americans Campaign at Work, featured on the Huffington Post, highlights both the success of our recent citizenship workshop in New York (read event highlights) and the rapid growth of the New Americans Campaign since it launched a few years ago:

“The campaign is a first-of-its-kind network of 100 legal-service providers, faith-based organizations, businesses, and community leaders throughout the U.S. In less than three years, they have already assisted 100,000 people in navigating the complicated naturalization process. Prior to the May workshop, many Campaign partners attended a two-day conference where they took part in workshops and shared best practices on everything from the effective use of technology to developing a social media presence.

 

Watch the video on how the New Americans Campaign brings up the new citizenship movement:

 

Check out our Resources page to find more naturalization tools. Visit our Calendar page to find a free citizenship workshop/clinic near you.

Posted on May 30, 2014

Our Impact

  • The Campaign has completed over 3,700 naturalization workshops and clinics.
  • Over 250,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families over $206million in legal and application fees.
  • Adopted scalable technology. MP3 players, Google Voice, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are being used to enhance naturalization service delivery.
  • Expanded New American Workforce (an effort to provide naturalization assistance within corporations) which has partnered with over 100 businesses across the nation, ranging from hotels in Miami to American Apparel in Los Angeles.
  • Deployed Citizenshipworks, an online tool, across the Campaign in multiple settings and languages. A newly redesigned platform guides applicants through through their citizenship application from start to finish and connects applicants to legal help at partnering non-profits.
  • 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.

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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