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Free Citizenship Classes

The Museum of the American Revolution’s Citizenship Initiative supports Philadelphia’s growing immigrant population pursuing American citizenship by helping these individuals prepare for the United States naturalization test. We welcome all immigrants and refugees to participate in our free citizenship classes.

Our course covers the naturalization exam’s three key components: American Government, American History and Integrated Civics. Throughout the course, students interact with the historical objects, paintings and stories highlighted in the Museum galleries.

Registration for the Spring 2021 Online Citizenship Course is now open. The spring course will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., beginning May 3, for a total of eight sessions. Additionally, the Museum will host a special tour of its galleries for all graduating students on June 5 and 6.

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The course concludes with a special Citizenship Information Session presented by representatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, HIAS/PA and Nationalities Service Center. These partner organizations will offer helpful resources on the application process, eligibility screening and the personal interview.

All graduates of the Citizenship Initiative will receive a Museum of the American Revolution certificate and a one-year individual membership to the Museum.

Image 102120 Citizenship Initiative Class Citizenship Summer 2019

Advance registration for all courses is required. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged. This course is appropriate for those considering taking the U.S. Citizenship Test. Classes will be accessible for intermediate-level English language learners.

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Pictured: Summer 2019 Citizenship Initiative Class

COOPERATING PARTNERS: Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, HIAS/PA, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Nationalities Service Center, Catholic Social Services, the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, the Center for Literacy, and the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia.

This program is funded by UGI Corporation, John and Patricia Walsh, and William and Valerie Schwartz.