Help Available for Eligible Boston Residents Studying for U.S. Citizenship

Author: Emily Rubenstein

Eligible Albanian immigrants and others who need help learning English and preparing for the U.S. citizenship test should contact the Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of Greater Boston which is offering free classes to help immigrants and refugees with this challenge.The classes are open to low- and moderate-income Bostonians who need to brush up on their English skills while studying U.S. history and government for naturalization. There is a 4-1/2 year U.S. residency requirement for enrollment into the program.

The classes will be offered at two convenient locations, one in downtown Boston on West Street, and the other, in Coolidge Corner in Brookline. The twice-weekly classes will be held during daytime hours. There will be no charge for eligible students who must be 18 years or older.

Professional staff will help prepare the students for both the written and interview parts of the test. Practice tests will be given. In addition to preparing the student for the citizenship test, the language skills and cultural information acquired in these classes should be a boost to the students in their attempts to integrate into American society. The citizenship classes are part of the JVS Literacy and External Diploma Program, and are funded by the Massachusetts Department of Education.

For more information, please call TONY LY or EMILY RUBENSTEIN at (617) 542-1983.

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