DFW INTERNATIONAL ESL CITIZENSHIP CLASSES to begin in GARLAND …DFW International ESL Citizenship Classes- NUEVA SERIE GRATUITA empieza este sabado 25 de enero en GARLAND

DFW International Community Alliance, in partnership with the Central Park Church of God, is pleased to announce a new series of free ESL citizenship classes that begins on Saturday, January 25. The bilingual classes will consist of 11 sessions (22 hours) and are especially designed to strengthen English skills and prepare participants for success in their naturalization application and interview. Students should bring a notebook, a pen or pencil, and $20 to purchase the textbook. The office of immigration attorney Jaime Barron provides free legal support and all participants are assisted to fill out the N-400 application for naturalization. This series is sponsored by the Macy’s Foundation, The Law Office of Domingo Garcia and Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia.

ESL Citizenship Classes beginning Saturday, January 25, 2014
10 am to 12 noon
Central Park Church of God
1901 E Centerville Rd
Garland, TX 75041
This information is also available in Spanish at the DFW Int’l citizenship hotline – 214-340-9707.

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 lack of ESL citizenship preparation programs, only 19 % of the region’s foreign-born are naturalized citizens, the second-lowest proportion among 23 metropolitan areas.

Anne Marie Weiss-Armush, President of DFW International Community Alliance says «As the fee for the naturalization exam is $680, two weeks salary for many, and applicants have only two chances to pass the exam, many green card holders have hesitated to apply for citizenship on their own. We’re pleased to have served more than 1,500 of our neighbors during the past year, helping them toward greater opportunities and engagement in American civic life.»

DFW International Community Alliance is the principal provider of citizenship classes in Dallas and the only organization that accepts students with limited English skills. The nonprofit serves as the portal for global North Texas, a network 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. DFW International Community Alliance promotes and links North Texas global groups through its website and cultural calendar at http://www.dfwinternational.org/ . For more details , see our media page at http://www.dfwinternational.org/media_/ or call 972-661-2764


DFW International ESL Citizenship Classes- NUEVA SERIE GRATUITA empieza este sabado 25 de enero en GARLAND

DFW International Community Alliance is proud to partner these FREE classes that will prepare green card holders for the U.S. Citizenship Naturalization Exam. Each series is 11 sessions (22 hours) long and we will provide study materials.

DFW International Community Alliance se enorgullece de auspiciar esta nueva clase gratuita que les servirá a los titulares de la Green Card como preparación para el Examen de Naturalización. Cada serie consta de 11 sesiones (22 horas) de duración. No es tarde para empezar y no hay que saber ingles para participar. Las clases son gratuitas – solo hay que comprar un libro de texto por $20.
Esta serie es patrocinado por la Macy’s Foundation, por el Law Office of Domingo Garcia, y por la Dallas County Commissioner Domingo Garcia.

Location: Central Park Church of God, 1901 E Centerville Rd in Garland, TX 75041
Time: 10 am to 12 noon todos los sabados
Price: FREE
Email: president@dfwinternational.org
Phone: 214-340-9707
Website: http://www.dfwinternational.org/Citizenship/