ESLC’s citizenship program is growing almost every day, especially after receiving one out of forty grants nationwide from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The numbers of students attending our citizenship classes are not only increasing, but every month we are celebrating our students’ success as they pass their exams and become U.S citizens!
So far this year (October 2014), 91 students passed the US Citizenship examination and 83 students have already attended the US oath ceremony to become naturalized as US citizens. Currently we have 140 other students working towards this goal with 21 volunteers teachers. The ESLC and partners in our citizenship program are proud to bring the promise of integration, security, and empowerment to our newest voting members of our society.
Our current students are from 20 countries, living in different areas of Salt Lake County, our great volunteers work with them in one-on-one and small group classes to help them achieve this specific goal.