A 1000 adults have become U.S. Citizens through La Casa’s Citizenship Education program since 2010. In 2018, 245 people became U.S. Citizens.
Legal Permanent Residents enroll in Citizenship Education to learn about civic participation and U.S. history in preparation to apply for naturalization. Through the course, students also learn details about the naturalization process. We offer classes quarterly (every 3 months) in Yakima and Toppenish. Each class meets two nights a week at selected locations in both towns. Citizenship Education has the highest participation rate of all La Casa’s classes. We are able to offer these classes with the assistance of many volunteers and community partners.
La Casa Hogar is a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)-accredited organization. Individuals who are eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship work with our BIA-accredited staff member to complete the application. We also serve many individuals during Citizenship Days, organized several times a year, in collaboration with other state and local partners.
Civic engagement at La Casa Hogar supports students in being actively involved in their community. Primarily, we assist with voter registration and organize voter education workshops, as well as facilitate discussion around local current events. We also gather groups of students to attend places like the Capitol Theater, Yakima Symphony performances, Yakima Valley Museum, and local city council meetings.
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