New Americans Campaign Celebrates 3rd Annual Immigrant Heritage Month

IHM_2016_logoToday, the New Americans Campaign joins the third-annual Immigrant Heritage Month, an initiative to partner community organizations, elected officials, corporations, artists and thought leaders and share inspirational stories of American immigrants.

The celebration launched today with a new campaign, I Am An Immigrant, which demonstrates how America’s diversity, which is fueled in large part by immigrants, makes our country stronger and more connected. It encourages all of us to explore our individual heritage and declare that no matter our background or family’s history, America’s strength as a nation is reflected in our diversity built over generations.

Throughout the month of June, New Americans Campaign partners will host citizenship workshops at which green card holders can obtain free or low-cost assistance with completing their citizenship applications. Please visit the New Americans Campaign calendar of events for a full list of activities.

Saturday, June 4 – Charlotte, NC
Citizenship Assistance Workshop organized by the Latin American Coalition
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Latin American Coalition
4938 Central Avenue, Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28205

Saturday, June 4 – Miami, FL
Citizenship Assistance Workshop organized by NALEO Educational Fund
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kendale Lakes Library
15205 SW 88 Street
Miami, FL 33196

Saturday, June 4 – Long Beach, CA
Citizenship Assistance Workshop organized by Centro C.H.A. Inc.
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo High School
2001 Santa Fe Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90810

Saturday, June 11 – Hayward, CA
Citizenship Assistance Workshop organized by the East Bay Naturalization Collaborative
9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Hayward City Hall
777 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541

Tuesday, June 14 – American Canyon, CA
Citizenship Assistance Workshop organized by One Napa Valley Initiative
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Napa Junction Elementary School
300 Napa Junction Road
American Canyon, CA 94503

Saturday, June 18 – Arlington, VA
Citizenship Assistance Workshop organized by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, Hogar Immigrant Services
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Arlington Department of Human Services
2100 Washington Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22204

Saturday, June 25 – Houston, TX
Citizenship Assistance Workshop organized by Bonding Against Adversity
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
San Matthew Church
9101 Airline Drive
Houston, TX 77037

Posted on June 1, 2016

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