“I was so happy! All my family had citizenship and I didn’t, but I knew I needed to get it. Everybody was voting and I said, ‘I need to vote, I need to be a citizen, an American.’ ”
-- Rahel Seifu (Ethiopia), Student of the Citizenship Preparation Program
CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION PROGRAM
Through this course, we help participants prepare for the naturalization process through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Students study one-on-one with a tutor and attend a class led by a teacher.
Tailored to the needs of the individual student, a tutor is paired either one on one or with a small group of English language learners. Topics could include general fluency, citizenship test preparation, career preparedness and interview preparation, driver's license test preparation, literacy, or another topic as needs arise.
RISING READERS & RISING UP
In partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Rising Readers focuses on preventing summer reading and learning loss for approximately 400 rising first through third-grade students who have been identified as Limited English Proficient (LEP). Rising Up focuses on increasing students' foundational literacy skills and English Language proficiency for third through fifth grade students identified as English Language Learners (ELL).