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Celebrating Citizenship Day: Resources Available

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Sep 14, 2015
Laura Burdick and Rommel Calderwood

CLINIC has been promoting and facilitating naturalization for more than two decades, and has developed myriad resources on naturalization for our affiliates and the general public. As we kick off our celebration of citizenship this week, today is a great time to recall these resources and highlight a few. The best part is, most of these resources are free!

CLINIC pioneered the naturalization group application workshop model, and has written and trained on it extensively. We offer a toolkit for organizing a workshop as well as a rapid e-learning course on the workshop model:

This toolkit helps charitable immigration programs achieve a successful workshop. It includes forms and sample documents that can be used as is or adapted by local programs for their own needs.

A great companion to our N-400 course, this free course strives to educate people about basic naturalization law and the naturalization group application workshop model. The course can be completed in as little as 40 minutes.

CLINIC has a special expertise in naturalization for the most vulnerable applicants, and has operated many grants and initiatives focusing on naturalization for refugees, low-income applicants, and those who are elderly, disabled, or limited English proficient. Our resources for the most vulnerable include:

CLINIC's Citizenship Toolkit is your one-stop-shop for all things citizenship related.

Use this flowchart to help your staff and clients understand the disability waiver process.

Based on a nationwide survey of 200 programs, this unique, free handbook offers advice on creating and managing a citizenship program for the older learner. It brings together the observations and insights of teachers from across the country on older learners from a wide range of cultures. 

CLINIC recently created a graphic novel on the naturalization interview. We also offer a toolkit on how to create a citizenship education program and a citizenship test preparation guide. One of our most popular resources is a collection of translations of the 100 history/civics questions for the citizenship test in 23 languages. These resources are available here:

Our newest resource is designed to help applicants understand and prepare for the naturalization interview. Easily viewed online or printed as a PDF, it can be used by applicants, legal service providers, and citizenship teachers.

Citizenship test preparation and quality legal services go hand in hand in assisting an immigrant along the path to citizenship. This toolkit will be helpful to anyone seeking ways to better serve the foreign born as they prepare to naturalize.

Newly updated in 2015, CLINIC’s free study guide for the U.S. citizenship test explains the naturalization testing requirements and contains 13 study units on U.S. history and civics with many colorful and historic photos and illustrations, as well as maps, diagrams, and timelines. Designed for both classroom use and for self-study, it includes glossaries of vocabulary words, test review questions, and option study questions that  amplify the content.

The translations listed here were completed by USCIS and community organizations throughout the country.

We hope these resources are helpful to you in your citizenship work with others or your own journey to naturalization! Check back this week for resources and perspectives on the gift of citizenship as we celebrate new Americans and the champions that make charitable legal immigration services possible.