Citizenship Prep Classes

White Oak Library District in partnership with the Soutwest Suburban Immigrant Project (SSIP) offers Citizenship Prep Classes at the Crest Hill Branch. SSIP received a grant in order to conduct this collaboration. The class provides a review of English language skills and U.S history, politics, and civics knowledge needed to pass the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization interview. This inaugural class has 35 students, and is a success.

Fall 2019 Citizenship Prep Classes
We are please to offer Citizenship Prep Classes at both our Crest Hill and Romeoville Branches for the Spring semester.

Classes at the Crest Hill Branch started on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, and will conclude on Monday, November 25, 2019. Find more information here.

Classes at the Romeoville Branch started on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, and will conclude on Saturday, December 21, 2019. Find more information here.

How the class works...
Nancy Garcia of the SSIP is the main instructor of the class with the assistance of ten White Oak Library staff member volunteers. Students are given a placement test on the first day of class and placed into one of four groups depending on their English-speaking skills. In subsequent classes, students are at one of the four tables with one to three staff volunteers. Ms. Garcia teaches the global purpose of each class while the volunteers work on exercises to reinforce what they've learned.

Are you interested in taking a Citizenship Prep Class?
Contact the Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project at (630) 296-6755 to find out when more classes will be held.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Resources

Know Your Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
Learn about Naturalization
Download Form N-400
Guide to Key Concepts on Form N-400
Green Cards and How to Apply for the Green Card Lottery