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Citizenship Preparation

Hope CommUnity Center offers citizenship preparation classes to lawful permanent residents of the U.S. in our Pathways to Citizenship program. These classes are offered in 12-week cycles and combine civics and English language instruction. The most recent quarter began September 30, 2017.

Call 407-880-4673 ext. 240 for additional information about registering.

What To Expect

Adults seeking to enroll in the Pathways to Citizenship classes at Hope CommUnity Center are given a CASAS assessment which measures English proficiency and then placed in Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3. Students progress through the various levels until they and their instructors determine that they are ready to successfully take and pass the Naturalization Test and become United States citizens.



With prior notification, Hope CommUnity Center provides babysitting for children while their parents are taking classes.


Intensive Interview Practice

Prepares students for the USCIS Naturalization interview. A volunteer mock interviewer asks questions about the N-400 Application and tests dictation and reading skills. The mock interview is only available to active students.






Hope CommUnity Center’s Citizenship Programs and 2016 USCIS Grant


Hope CommUnity Center partners with Catholic Charities of Central Florida to provide active students with legal assistance in filling out the application. Representatives from Catholic Charities come on Fridays three times a month. Appointments can be made by calling 407-880-4673 ext. 240 





1801304_1011609585519925_7609499365482867032_oHope CommUnity Center, in partnership with Catholic Charities of Central Florida, was awarded a highly competitive grant from the Department of Homeland Security United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Today, our students represent approximately 32 countries of origin. HCC’s Citizenship Program, built with 2014 grant funds, has already demonstrated significant success in reaching a typically undeserved, low-income, low-literacy immigrant population. The 2016 grant enables Hope CommUnity Center to increase our capacity to serve and engage new students, tailor our program to serve a variety of skill levels, and move students more efficiently through the naturalization process.



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The classes described on this webpage are supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under Grant Award Number DHS-16-CIS-010_002. The views and conclusions contained on this webpage are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Department of Homeland Security does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned on this webpage.