Jersey City Office of Welcoming Communities’ Community Navigator Training

The Office of Welcoming Communities (OWC) of Jersey City held its first community navigator training this past Saturday. 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 »

Cities for Citizenship Welcomes 5 New Cities & Counties

Cities for Citizenship welcomes its newest member cities and counties, including: Kansas City, KS, Long Beach, CA, South Gate, CA, Suffolk County NY, and Tucson, AZ! By signing on, these cities have joined 21 other cities… Read more »

Immigrant Information Corners Established in all 24 Boston Public Library’s Neighborhood Branches

On April 14, 2016, the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement officially launched the Immigrant Information Corners (IIC) initiative with a Ribbon Cutting and Press Conference at the Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library. This initiative… Read more »

Seattle Offers Citizenship Loans for Aspiring Americans

July 2016 Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union & Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs  In partnership with the City of Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA), the Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union (SMCU) launched two… Read more »

Cities for Citizenship Celebrates USCIS Partial Fee Waiver Announcement

May 4th, 2016 Cities for Citizenship Celebrates USCIS Partial Fee Waiver Announcement Mayors champion naturalization, reduce barriers to citizenship for working poor Cities for Citizenship, a major national initiative aimed at increasing citizenship among eligible U.S.… Read more »

Mayor Garcetti Launches Citizenshipworks — Expanding Los Angeles Public Libraries’ ‘Citizenship Corners’

FEBRUARY 27, 2016 LOS ANGELES —Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a new program with the Los Angeles Public Library to support immigrant Angelenos on their journey to become American Citizens. Citizenshipworks, a website and mobile app, guides… Read more »