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NYCitizenship in Schools

NYCitizenship in Schools provides free immigration information, assistance and financing options to eligible parents of students in the city’s public schools who are lawful permanent residents and seeking to begin the application process to become U.S. citizens.

Parents will be notified about information sessions and service events through school outreach.

All information is free and confidential.  In order to be eligible, you must be a Lawful Permanent Resident with a child in a New York City public school and meet certain other criteria.

Past service events:

  • October 27, 2012 - BRONX
    Morris Educational Campus
    (Bronx International High School, School for Violin and Dance, School for Excellence, and Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies)
  • December 8, 2012 - MANHATTAN
    Gregorio Luperon High School for Science and Mathematics
  • December 15, 2012 - QUEENS
    Newcomers High School
  • January 26, 2013 - STATEN ISLAND
    Curtis High School
  • February 23, 2013 - BROOKLYN
    Erasmus Educational Campus
  • March 9, 2013 - Bronx
    Hostos Community College
  • March 23, 2013 - QUEENS
    La Guardia Community College
  • April 6, 2013 - QUEENS
    La Guardia Community College
  • April 13, 2013 - BROOKLYN
    Medgar Evers College (Gym)
  • May 18, 2013 - BROOKLYN
    P.S. 503/506
  • June 15, 2013 – QUEENS
    Newtown High School

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, July 13th - BROOKLYN
    Brooklyn College - 2nd Floor, Student Center
    East 27th Street and Campus Road, Brooklyn NY 11210
    This will be our last event

The form must be filled out for EACH PERSON planning to attend a service event.
Register for a Service Event

More information:
Eligibility Requirements

NYCitizenship in Schools is a coordinated effort between:
Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Department of Education 
Office of Financial Empowerment
United States Citizenship & Immigration Services
City University of New York Citizenship Now!
East River Development Alliance
Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union
*Funding for this project was generously provided by Citi Community Development

Read the Press Release (En español)
View the photos
Watch the video 

Other Press Coverage:
Asian Journal
New York 1 
El Nuevo Herald
El Diario NY
Marti Noticias 
Alegrie Patriotique 
Le Nouvel Observat 

About NYCitizenship Initiative 2011
In October 2011, The NYCitizenship Initiative offered New York City employees and their family members who are lawful permanent residents access to experienced lawyers and other immigration professionals to provide free legal information and assistance to help them apply for naturalization or citizenship.

Read the Press Release

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