Citizenship Applications in the U.S. Surge as Immigration Talk Toughens

October 27th, 2017, Miriam Jordan – New York Times

NPNA Report Shows Spike in Citizenship Applications, Increase in Backlogs

A new report by the National Partnership for New Americans, Building a Second Wall: USCIS Backlogs Preventing Immigrants from Becoming US Citizens details the continued growth in citizenship applications and increase in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration… Read more »

C4C will host the 2nd Annual Cities for Citizenship Municipal Gathering

The 2nd Annual Cities for Citizenship (C4C) Municipal Gathering will bring together over 60 municipal leaders and organizations to discuss naturalization, financial empowerment and immigrant integration programs and policies. Building off of the success of the… Read more »

Cities and Counties lead Citizenship Day activities throughout September

The C4C network of 39 cities and counties actively participated in Citizenship Day throughout September by hosting naturalization workshops, oath ceremonies, launching new citizenship initiatives and communicating the importance of naturalization on social media and in… Read more »

July 4th: C4C Releases Impact Report, Joins Naturalize NOW, Celebrates the Growth of C4C!

On July 4th, Cities for Citizenship (C4C) released a new report showing surging interest in citizenship across the country and demonstrating how naturalization can benefit cities. On the same day, Naturalize NOW!, a campaign that C4C… Read more »

Jersey City Office of Welcoming Communities’ Community Navigator Training

The Office of Welcoming Communities (OWC) of Jersey City held its first community navigator training in April 2017. The community navigator program is part of Jersey City’s Citizenship Campaign. The training session, led by members of… Read more »

Tucson C4C AmeriCorps VISTA receives Mayor’s National Service Award

On Wednesday, March 29th, Steven Benitez, an Arizona Serve member serving with Chicanos Por La Causa working on the Cities for Citizenship mayoral initiative, received a high honor from Mayor Rothschild when he was awarded the… Read more »

Cities for Citizenship Hosts National Municipal Gathering in Nashville, Tennessee

On Sunday, December 11th, 2016, the Cities for Citizenship (C4C) initiative hosted a powerful C4C Municipal Gathering in Nashville, Tennessee that brought together 75 municipal and national leaders representing 42 cities and counties ranging geographically from… Read more »

Cities for Citizenship Celebrates Citizenship Day 2016

On September 17th, Cities for Citizenship, the bi-partisan national initiative aimed at increasing citizenship among eligible legal permanent residents (LPRs), celebrates its 2 year anniversary. Since its launch, 26 cities and counties have joined the initiative helping… Read more »

C4C Releases Toolkit: 10 Strategies to Help Cities Launch + Strengthen Citizenship Initiatives

Cities and counties play an integral role in promoting naturalization and removing the barriers that prevent LPRs from completing the citizenship process, ultimately fostering a more inclusive, robust and representative democracy. There are now 24 participating… Read more »