United States Citizenship and English Language Learning/Cultural Programs
CCI’s United States Citizenship Program provides preparation classes in both English and Spanish for those Greenwich residents who wish to become United States citizens. These classes are offered every Sunday morning from 10:30am to 12:30pm at CCI’s offices. Outside of class, CCI assists students with filing the necessary forms, arranging appointments, and obtaining study materials. In addition, CCI offers transportation to and from Citizenship exams. This program is proud to have ten to fifteen graduates per year; totaling more than 200 to date.
For more information on how to become a United States Citizen and to obtain forms, please visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website: www.uscis.gov. Here, some of the resource you can find to help you become a US Citizen:
Please fee click here for the Immigration Resource Guide, prepared by the Town of Greenwich. This guide was created to help new members of the community to navigate the many sources available such as, child care, healthcare, employment, housing and legal services. These services can enable Immigrants to lead a healthy and safe productive lives in Connecticut
English Language Learning/Cultural Exchange Program
CCI’s English Language Learning/Cultural Exchange Program provides bi-monthly ESL/ELL classes and organizes numerous cultural outings throughout the year for those that live and/or work in Greenwich. Participants receive assistance and instruction both to learn English and to feel more comfortable using the language. Students also look forward to attending Broadway shows, visiting the Bronx Zoo, going apple picking and more as part of the cultural exchange program.
CCI instructors provide much needed support and guidance to participants and help navigate and access community resources.
In addition, CCI assists Spanish-speaking individuals living in Greenwich housing developments, who because of language barriers, experience difficulties communicating with the schools, courts, and other agencies.