ICIRR to Hold Training and Citizenship Services

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsThere are over 1.8 million immigrants in Illinois, 783,000 are U.S. citizens and another 340,000 are currently eligible to become U.S. citizens. Since February 2005, the New American Initiative in Illinois has assisted 56,458 immigrants to naturalize. On March 24, ICIRR will join National Partnership for New Americans to train long-term volunteers or citizenship coaches who are committed to transforming legal permanent residents (LPRs) into active citizens. The Partnership is also announcing the launch of a new citizenship website in English and Spanish www.becomeacitizennow.org and www.hazteciudadanoahora.org as a tool to assist eligible legal permanent residents to become citizens. Below is a list of the next training session and citizen workshops ICIRR will be hosting:

    Thursday, March 22, volunteer training, at World Relief Chicago at 3507 W Lawrence Ave, Ste. 208, Chicago IL from 6pm to 8pm.

    Saturday March 24, citizenship workshop, St. Rita of Cascia Parish, 6243 S Fairfield Avenue, Chicago, IL from 9am to 12pm.

    Second Citizenship workshop: Saturday March 24, Truman College 1145 W Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL from 8am to 12pm.

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