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. 

Now enrolling for the Fall Session! Classes will be taught online using Zoom.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, starting October 13th through November 19th.

To register, click HERE

For more information, email

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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