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Free Citizenship Classes

Bronze Winner of the 2024 Anthem Award in the Human and Civil Rights Category.

The Museum of the American Revolution’s Citizenship Initiative supports the nation’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.

For early registration for our next course, which will run Sept. 9-Oct. 2 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m., please click To Register and complete the form.

Image 102120 Citizenship Initiative Class Citizenship Class Meets In The Galleries

The course concludes with a dedicated information session led by a partner organization, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This special presentation offers students helpful resources on the application process, eligibility screening and the personal interview.

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

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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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Summer 2019 Class

Cooperating Partners: Beyond Literacy, Caribbean Community in Philadelphia, Catholic Social Services, Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia, Esperanza, Free Library of Philadelphia, HIAS/PA, Irish Diaspora, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Nationalities Service Center, Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation/Jaisohn Center, San Francisco Public Library, Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association Coalition, The Welcoming Center, and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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