NYCitizenship in Schools

posted May 28, 2014, 7:42 AM by Sylwia Jasinski

Dear School Leader,

I hope this email finds you well.

This school year, the NYCitizenship in Schools program has already helped close to 700 parents complete their U.S. citizenship applications and begin the process of becoming U.S. citizens. There are two application assistance events left and we would like your help in sharing this opportunity with parents in your community.

The last Brooklyn event this school year will be on Saturday, June 7, at the Bushwick Educational Campus (400 Irving Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237) for parents eligible to naturalize. We need your help reaching parents with this information and we are hoping you could assist us by distributing the attached flyers (available in other languages upon request) within your network.

By helping the parents in your community naturalize, their children may derive citizenship at no additional cost if they are under the age of 18 and meet certain requirements. For children that become U.S. Citizens, there are additional opportunities for scholarships, financial aid, and student loans as they apply for college. There is also a microloan opportunity with free financial counseling available to help parents who cannot afford the $680 United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fee or who do not qualify for the fee waiver.

Only parents that are eligible to naturalize can attend this service event. Also attached are the eligibility requirements checklist. We are also available to give presentations to your parent population about the naturalization process.

Thank you for your assistance in sharing this opportunity, and please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Please feel free to contact me via email or by phone at 212-788-9792.

Thank you,


Sylwia Jasinski,
May 28, 2014, 7:45 AM