Opening Doors for New Americans since 1882
Are you a legal permanent resident who lives in Philadelphia? Do you think you might be eligible for Citizenship? Come to one of our two free information sessions, step one in our three-step Citizenship process:
Thursday, July 16th, 2015, PECO/Exelon building, 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103. Potentially eligible community members arrive at 10:45 a.m. For more information about this information session see our flyer at the bottom of this page.
Monday, July 27th, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Morris Street. Volunteer lawyers arrive at 5 p.m.and are trained to do intake and screening. Potentially eligible community members arrive at 6 p.m.
Volunteering: we need 10 to 15 attorneys and other volunteers. You can sign up by going to the www.stepuptocitizenship.org website and clicking on "volunteer". Please indicate you are volunteering for St. Thomas Aquinas. Attending does not obligate you to take a case, but you will see the momentum building for what we hope will be Philadelphia's largest Pro Bono Citizenship Day ever.
Attending as a community member: at each session we will present general information about citizenship and then each attendee will be individually screened to determine legal and language eligibility for citizenship. Those who are appropriate for Citizenship Day on September 19th will receive a referral. For more details
Sponsoring: to become a sponsor of these important events go to www.stepuptocitizenship.org.
Step-Up To Citizenship is a collaboration of the Phila. Mayor’s Office of Immigrant & Multicultural Affairs, HIAS PA, PICC, and the American Immigration Lawyer’s Assoc., Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, Aquinas Ctr., Hispanic Bar Assoc. Phila, Free Library, Esperanza, District 1199C, New World Association, Congreso, BPOS Delaware Valley, and Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, Philadelphia Chapter.