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 15-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 placement tests in both civics and English 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.
Review and Practice
The following multi-level course meets only on Saturday afternoons. Students who are enrolled in our Level 1, 2 or 3 classes are invited to review and practice the English language aspects of the citizenship interview, with emphasis on the N-400 form.
With prior notification, Hope CommUnity Center provides babysitting for children while their parents are taking classes.
Intensive Interview Practice
Prepares students for the intensive 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.
U.S. Citizenship Myths
Hope CommUnity Center’s Citizenship Programs and 2016 USCIS Grant
Hope CommUnity Center, in partnership with Catholic Charities of Orlando, was awarded a highly competitive grant from the Department of Homeland Security United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This grant offers us the ability to offer citizenship classes to eligible permanent residents as well as application assistance and legal services to those preparing to become United States citizens. Hope CommUnity Center offers English and civics classes in preparation for the naturalization test at its center in Apopka. Catholic Charities offers legal assistance at its facility in Orlando.