DFW International Community Alliance, the principal provider of citizenship education in Dallas, is pleased to announce the new citizenship classes held in partnership with the Dallas Public Library. Each free series consists of 11 sessions (22 hours) and books and study materials will be provided. Students do not need to know English to participate and can register by leaving their name and phone number at 214-340-9707. But registration is not required. Included in the class is training for the naturalization interview, and an immigration attorney will offer advice on filling out the naturalization application form.
DFW International Community Alliance will produce the new classes:
BEGINNING on February 25, 2013
Hampton-Illinois Public Library
2951 South Hampton Road
Dallas, TX 75224
Monday evenings from 6 to 8 pm

BEGINNING on April 20, 2013
West Dallas Public Library
2332 Singleton Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75212
Saturday afternoons from 2 to 4 pm

These immigrant initiatives are sponsored by The Dallas Foundation, The National Council of Jewish Women, and the Law Office of Domingo Garcia. The Dallas/ Fort Worth metroplex is the fastest growing area in the country for New Americans, who comprise 44% of the North Texas population. However, due in part to the dearth of citizenship classes, only 19 % of the region’s foreign-born are naturalized citizens, the lowest proportion among 23 metropolitan areas.
DFW International Community Alliance is the portal for global North Texas, a network of 1,600 of the regions ethnic and internationally-focused civic, community and educational organizations. Its mission is to build mutual understanding and respect by linking diverse international cultural communities. The organization promotes and links North Texas global groups through its website and cultural calendar at http://www.dfwinternational.org/ . For more details about DFW International Community Alliance, see the media page at http://www.dfwinternational.org/media_/ or call 972-661-2764