On September 18, Hope CommUnity Center got some great news! We have been selected as one of 40 organizations in the country sharing a pool of $10 million in two-year grants from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The purpose of this USCIS grant is to support programs that help permanent, legal residents to prepare and apply for citizenship.
Here at Hope, we have more than 10 years of experience providing citizenship classes. With this funding over the next two years, HCC will be able to offer more classroom instruction, individual tutoring sessions, and mock naturalization interview practice.
Catholic Charities of Central Florida, our partner in the grant application, will be involved in the more procedural, application-related aspects of the path to citizenship. All of us at Hope are grateful for this grant and excited to be able to offer more opportunities for low-income and low-literacy residents to work toward citizenship.