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SWOP Citizenship Workshops Help Families Prepare Paperwork

Early on Saturday, March 10, 2018 SWOP staff and volunteers gathered at St. Clare of Montefalco Church. They set up tables and laid out materials as they waited for people to make their way to the Church, a member institution of SWOP.

The staff and volunteers were there to host one of SWOP’s monthly Citizenship Workshops.  At these events, SWOP helps applicants complete their N-400 form and other documents they need to apply for Citizenship. On this particular Saturday, 74 people were assisted at the workshop.  They were also provided with a legal review and answered any questions they might have had about the process. This effort is funded in part by the State of Illinois through its New Americans Initiative.

To know more about our citizenship efforts, how to apply, or how to volunteer and help others in this process, please contact Adriana Velazquez at avelazquez@swopchicago.org or at (773)471-8208 Ext. 113

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