Sampan: Project Citizenship helps immigrants in June

Our mission at Project Citizenship is to help every eligible permanent resident in Massachusetts overcome the barriers to naturalization. This past month, we offered our services in two new communities to ensure that all immigrant populations have access to our services. With the support of our community partners, we co-sponsored our first Project Citizenship workshops in Quincy and Lowell.

Quincy is home to the second highest Chinese-American population in Massachusetts; Lowell has the second highest population of Cambodian-Americans in the entire United States. Thanks to the Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. and the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, we were able to serve over 130 clients in these communities in June. Valuable partnerships like these allow us to spread our message to those that may not know about our services and to bring those services directly to clients where they live.

We will continue to serve residents of Quincy and Lowell and will work to build and strengthen relationships with the various immigrant communities across Massachusetts.

Upcoming Events:
Morgan Lewis: Thursday, July 19: Boston, MA
Lawrence CommunityWorks: Wednesday, July 25: Lawrence, MA

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In June, we hosted eight different workshops and submitted 163 applications for citizenship, making June our busiest month in 2018. In Lowell, we served 68 clients from 17 different countries.  In Quincy, we served 64 clients from 19 countries. We held additional workshops in Chelsea, at Goodwin Procter, and offered four days of appointments at our in-office citizenship center. Over the course of the month, we served over 250 new Americans on their journeys to citizenship.

We are so grateful for our community partners, collaborators and donors that further our mission.  Thank you for helping to make citizenship attainable for all. Special thanks to CMAA, QARI, the Chelsea Public Library, and Goodwin Procter, for their dedicated collaboration in June.