The Catholic Family Center received a Citizenship and Assimilation Grant from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for the 2018-20 fiscal years.
CFC is one of 40 organizations funded for this cycle, and is one of only two groups funded in upstate New York. This support will allow CFC to provide low-cost legal services for lawful permanent residents seeking citizenship, as well as free English language instruction and citizenship test preparation services.
CFC will partner with area school districts to offer free classes that will help adult students improve their English language skills and learn American history and civics, with the goal of becoming U.S. citizens. Students will take field trips to local locations of civic importance to hear from expert speakers on topics such as American law, government and immigration.