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Free Citizenship Classes
Offered In Toms River, NJ

By on May 9, 2019

NEW JERSEY – Legal newcomers to the United States can prepare to  become a naturalized citizen in a series of free classes to be offered this summer at Donovan High School  from June 19 to July 26,2019.

The six week citizenship preparation program assists participants to complete their N400 applications for citizenship and presents the content of  the questions asked at the interview in US history, government and civics. 

“Our program prepares applicants to handle the interview process and to be successful on the exam,” says Sr. Peggy Nulty, who has led citizenship programs in New Jersey since 1996.    Currently 210 immigrants from many different countries, such as Colombia, the Ukraine, Mexico, India, Peru, Russia and Costa Rica, have become US citizens through this  program.

The free program, which is funded by a Charitable Trust  Foundation, relies on a combination of professional teachers, volunteer tutors and attorney consultation to assist both individuals and the classes.  In order to qualify for the program, participants must meet three requirements: 1)be able to read, speak, and write English  2)have a Green card for 5 years (or 3 if married to a US citizen)  3)be able to pay the government application fee of $725 which is sent in with the application.

Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday nights for three hours each session at Donovan Catholic High School  Pre-registration is required by calling  Sr. Nulty at732-998-3153.  Registration is scheduled for June 11 at 6 pm at Donovan High School, 685 Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ