By: Christopher Hoey
Global Cleveland is dedicated to being a resource to the international community of Cleveland. In an attempt to make resources regarding citizenship more readily available, we will be partnering with 5 local library branches to install Citizenship Corners that will be stocked with pamphlets and other informational materials that can be of use to anyone looking to pursue American citizenship.
The five locations will include the Main Library – International Languages Department, Fulton branch, Lorain branch, Solon branch, and the North Olmsted branch. At each of these locations, local librarians will be able to direct visitors to their citizenship corner setup, explaining the resources that are made available to them.
Each corner will be stocked with copies of the USCIS Civics and Citizenship Toolkit, Naturalization Interview and Test Video, and various study materials for Naturalization tests. Lastly, this will also include a brochure, “10 Steps to Naturalization: Understanding the Process of Becoming a U.S. Citizen” aside the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.
“We hope that by making these resources publicly available, we help to encourage others to become U.S. citizens and provide them tangible materials to help them in doing so.” said Jazmin Long.
These citizenship corners can be found in cities across the country. Global Cleveland, with the help and support of our libraries, hopes to have these citizenship corners established throughout the winter season.
Global Cleveland is actively empowering our international community by increasing awareness of citizenship opportunities and other pertinent areas of interest to immigrants.