Citizenship Education Grant

Need

In 2010, almost 40 million U.S. residents self-identified as foreign-born, but 56.3% of those were not yet naturalized. Citizenship classes help Lawful Permanent Residents gain the English proficiency, interview skills and knowledge of American civics needed to pass their naturalization interview.

Services

Curriculum, learner outreach and volunteer support is provided to learning centers in Minneapolis, Rochester and Worthington in order to increase the number of Lawful Permanent Residents who are preparing to become U.S. citizens.

Outcomes

  • In its first year, this grant gave 357 Minnesotans the education needed to become a U.S. citizen.
  • An extensive set of citizenship education resources, including two detailed curricula,  are now available for the public on the our website.
  • All sites now have high-functioning citizenship volunteer programs that help involve more community members their programs.

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