New Americans Campaign Supports 2nd Annual Immigrant Heritage Month

IHM2015_2Today the New Americans Campaign joins the second-annual Immigrant Heritage Month, an initiative to partner community organizations, elected officials, corporations, artists and thought leaders and share inspirational stories of American immigrants.

As part of the month-long celebration, New Americans Campaign partners will host several dozen 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. These activities include citizenship events like the following:

Saturday, June 6 – Cleburne, TX
Citizenship Assistance Workshop organized by Proyecto Inmigrante
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
St. Joseph Catholic Church
807 N. Anglin Street
Cleburne, TX

Saturday, June 13 – Hayward, CA
Citizenship Assistance Workshop organized by East Bay Naturalization Collaborative and 9 other leading immigrant rights organizations
9:00 am
Hayward City Hall
777 B Street, 4th Floor
Hayward, CA 84541

Saturday, June 27 – Los Angeles, CA
Citizenship Assistance Workshop organized by Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA
10:00 am
Central Library
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Tuesday, June 30 – Houston, TX
Citizenship Assistance Workshop organized by Bonding Against Adversity
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
San Leo Church Community Center
2131 Lauder Road
Houston, TX 77037

Posted on June 1, 2015

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