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Citizenship at Orange Literacy

Updated: Sep 30, 2019

Today marks the first year that 28 former Orange Literacy students will celebrate the 4th of July as U.S. citizens.

Although the challenges of learning English and studying for the naturalization test can seem

daunting, it is our mission to aid individuals in achieving their citizenship goals. In the past

year, we helped 138 students on their path to citizenship.

Together with Church World Service (CWS) in Durham, who provides legal assistance, and

funded by a grant from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, we provide twice-weekly

classes, over a three-month period, to students preparing for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization test. In an interactive interview with USCIS

examiners, anyone seeking citizenship must answer 6 out of 10 random questions (of a possible 100)

about American government and history and demonstrate proficiency in speaking, writing and

listening in English.

We welcome all groups of immigrants and refugees who have Lawful Permanent Resident

status and are over 18 years of age.