about-the-new-americans-campaign1The New Americans Campaign is a groundbreaking, nonpartisan national network of legal-service providers, faith-based organizations, businesses, foundations and community leaders that is paving a better road to citizenship. We are modernizing and streamlining access to naturalization services, so that greater numbers of lawfully qualified permanent residents take the critical step to becoming American citizens. We are currently driving a national, nonpartisan citizenship campaign throughout the country, focused on major cities with large numbers of citizenship-eligible residents. We currently have eighteen sites.

Our campaign brings together over 140 organizations across the country including the following key funders who have made an unprecedented investment in supporting aspiring citizens: The California Wellness Foundation; the Carnegie Corporation of New York; the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation; the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; the Grove Foundation; and the JPB Foundation. The the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Open Society Foundations were founding funders of the Campaign. Click on the graphic above for more information about the Campaign.

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Our national partners include: Asian Americans Advancing  Justice – LA (AAAJ-LA); Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC); Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC); Immigration Advocates Network (IAN); International Rescue Committee (IRC); National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund; National Council of La Raza (NCLR); National Immigration Forum; National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) and Pro Bono Net.

For a complete list of partners and their cities, please visit our Partners page.

For more information about the New Americans Campaign, please contact us at info@newamericanscampaign.org.

For any media inquiries, please email us at media@newamericanscampaign.org.

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