“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 first study one-on-one with a tutor and then attend a class led by a teacher.
ADULT ENGLISH CLASSES & TUTORING
Focused on vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing, and features a heavy life-skills component that includes sections on financial literacy, emergency preparedness, and community resources.
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).