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Citizenship Services

What is citizenship learning?

The Honors College will be offering two free 8-week citizenship learning classes in Spring 2019. The classes are to help UH students, staff, their families, and other members of the UH extended family who are applying for or have applied to take the U.S. citizenship exam.

One of the courses will teach basic civics for ESL learners. The second will be teach advanced civics for those preparing to take the citizenship exam.


Why Offer Citizenship Learning?

People become citizens of the United States through birth or naturalization, the voluntary process by which an alien becomes an American citizen. Yet the willingness to embark on the process and the ability or capacity to endure is challenging.

Legal permanent residents of the United States who are eligible to apply to become citizens often encounter a shortage of available and accessible resources and may lack the language skills necessary to pursue their desire for citizenship.

Offering citizenship learning classes will help to provide those in the extended UH family - UH students, staff, and their friends and families to become U.S. citizens.

What is Civics for ESL Learners?

The class will teach basic American government for ESL learners who want to take the first step towards preparing to take the citizenship exam.

The course will be offered on Tuesdays beginning on January 22, 2019 and ending on March 12, 2019 from 6:30-7:30pm in Rooms 104 and 105 at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 2119 Avalon Place, Houston, Texas 77019.


What is Preparing to Take the Citizenship Exam?

The class will teach advanced civics and interview skills for those applying to take the citizenship exam.

The course will be offered every Thursday beginning January 24, 2019 and ending March 14, 2019 in Room 212P from 6-8pm.

Other Opportunities?

The Honors College will also offer an N-400 workshop to help those interested in applying for citizenship on Thursday February 7, 2019 in the Honors Commons from 4-7pm.

We will also hold several mock interview sessions throughout the Spring 2019 semester.

Additional Links

If you need assistance with questions concerning your immigration status or the citizenship process, contact the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative.

Houston Immigration Legal Services event calendar can be found here.