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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.

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.

There are new dates for NYCitizenship in Schools

  • October 26, 2013
    Brooklyn - P.S. 249
  • November 23, 2013
    Manhattan - I.S. 218
  • December 14, 2013
    Queens - LaGuardia Community College
  • January 25, 2014
    Bronx - Hostos Community College
  • February 8, 2014
    Brooklyn - Sunset Park High School
  • March 8, 2014
    Queens - Venue TBD
  • April 5, 2014
    Brooklyn - Venue TBD
  • May 10, 2014
    Manhattan - John Jay College
  • June 7, 2014
    Brooklyn - Venue TBD
  • July 12, 2014
    Queens - Venue TBD


Other resources for free and low cost assistance with the U.S. citizenship application, visit:

- CUNY Citizenship NOW!
- The Legal Aid Society
- Legal Services NYC
- New York Legal Assistance Group
- New York State Immigration Hotline: (800) 566-7636
General information about immigration and referrals
to free or low cost legal service providers

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)
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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.

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