Citizenship Classes by CUNY Citizenship Now! and The New-York Historical Society.

The New-York Historical Society is now offering free civics and history classes for green card holders to prepare for the naturalization test. The classes are available at three different times and intensities—weekend immersion, evening program, and weekday program.

Visit http://www.nyhistory.org/education/citizenship-project to find the classes’ schedule and information on how to register. You may also call 212-873-3400 ext. 511 for information.

Citizenship Classes by CUNY Citizenship Now! and Hostos Community College.
CUNY Citizenship Now! has partnered with the Hostos Community College Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) to provide free English as a Second Language/Civics classes to prepare lawful permanent residents for the naturalization test and interview.

There is a special class for Spanish speakers who are over 50 and have lived in the United States for 20 years, OR are over 55 and have lived in the United States for 15 years.

To register for these classes you must:

  • Be a Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Bring proof of status to register (e.g. Green Card or 1-551 stamp in passport)

Call 718-518-6645 for more information.

Funding for these classes is provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fiscal Year 2016 Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application grant.

To find English and Civics class in New York City:
– Call 311
– Call the New Americans Hotline at 212-419-3737 if you are in New York City or at 800-566-7636 if you are outside of New York City. You may also visit their website at http://www.newamericans.ny.gov/us_citizenship/locate_naturalization_class.html to find a Naturalization class near you.

To find Civics classes outside New York City:
– Visit LiteracyDirectory.org. Just enter your zip code and check the classes you are interested in to find programs near you.

To find study materials for the naturalization interview and test:
-Visit uscis.gov/citizenship.
-Find an interactive tutorial about how to prepare for the naturalization test at http://www.citizenshipworks.org/prepare/