Become a U.S. citizen and exercise your right to vote!! Our citizenship classes will help you apply for naturalization, prepare you for the USCIS interview, teach you about American history and government, and inform you about your rights as a U. S. citizen.
The goals of our Citizenship Program are to teach prospective citizens about American history and government, to help students with their application for citizenship, to prepare them for their interview with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and to make them good citizens by informing them of their rights and responsibilities.
Our students learn about the American Revolution, the Civil War, and other important aspects of American history. They study the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and its amendments. Much classroom time is spent on the three branches of the federal government and how each functions. In addition, students learn about local and state government.
The process of naturalization is an important part of the curriculum. To help students, there is an immigration specialist from a community agency who visits the classroom during the school year. The speaker talks about the naturalization process and answers questions from the students.
In order to become a citizen, a naturalization interview is required. Our program offers a special one-day class to help students prepare for their interview. Volunteers from the community act as interviewers. Practice for the interview is also incorporated into the regular citizenship classes; this is usually in the form of role play with fellow students.
In addition, a representative from the League of Women Voters speaks to our students. This is an important aspect of our program and is one of the many ways in which we try to stress the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
We offer two citizenship classes, one for beginning English speakers and the other for intermediate and advanced English speakers. Please check our catalog for dates and times. You may also call (408) 522-2700
for more information and/or to register for a class.