According to recent census estimates, more than half of nearly one million immigrants in Massachusetts are US citizens; 22,812 became citizens in 2011 alone. And nationwide, forty-five percent of immigrants are US citizens. If you are among those eligible but are apprehensive about the process, let the expert staff of the IIIC help!

Our experienced instructors work to prepare students for the 100 question exam and the application interview while taking the time to discuss civic engagement with the class and encourage students to take an active role in their communities.

US Citizenship has many benefits including no restrictions on travel outside the United States, the right to vote, the chance to sponsor family members to come to the U.S., and the opportunity to run for political office.

Classes are held on Thursday afternoons, 1:00-3:00pm, and evenings, 6:00-8:00pm for six week sessions. There is space available in our current class which began last week.

The IIIC’s Citizenship staff is also happy to assist students with the 10 page U.S. Citizenship application and to answer any questions they might have about the process. To learn more about the class or to register, please call Sarah Chappel-Sokol at (617) 542-7654.

IIIC is thankful for the support from the Greater Boston Citizenship Initiative, which works in partnership with: the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Centro Latino, Irish International Immigrant Center, Jewish Vocational Services, Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers and MIRA coalition.