The Citizenship Project

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The Citizenship Project

The CHS has partnered with The New-York Historical Society to offer free citizenship classes for green card holders preparing for the naturalization interview. The classes prepare green card holders to take the civics test portion of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization interview.

This free course covers all 100 questions from the USCIS Civics test. Participants will learn about American government and history using objects, paintings, and documents from the CHS and The New-York Historical Society collections.

Classes are taught in English and are recommended for intermediate level English Language Learners.

Each course runs for 6 weeks and meets twice per week, for a total of 12 class meetings.

Our next online course begins on Monday, June 13, 2022. The class will meet every Monday and Thursday (except July 4) from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM for 6 weeks. Click here to register! This class is taught online using Zoom.

If you are interested in taking the course sooner, you can take online classes with the New-York Historical Society. Click here to see their available classes.

For more information, email [email protected]

Are you curious about the USCIS Civics test? Click here to take a practice version.

True to its founding identity, the United States is still a nation of immigrants. Inspired by New-York Historical’s Citizenship Project, this Netflix documentary short film depicts some of the many threads that continue to weave the tapestry that is America through the lens of five immigrants who are on their journey to U.S. citizenship. It is a reminder of its national motto E Pluribus Unum—Out of Many, One.

The Citizenship Project is made possible by generous grants from the Carnegie Corporation, Ford Foundation, The JPB Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The New York Community Trust, and in partnership with CUNY Citizenship Now!

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