Citizenship

Inspired Citizenship


According to the U.S. Census, nearly 1-third of Azusa residents were born outside the United States. The goal of our Inspired Citizenship program is to empower our community and encourage stronger civic participation for all City of Azusa residents. The immigrant community often faces barriers to citizenship, due to low or interrupted education levels and limited English proficiency.

Created by the Azusa City Library, Inspired Citizenship is a program to help adults prepare to become United States citizens. The library offers:
  • weekly classes
  • study materials
  • 1-on-1 coaching
  • special information workshops to help you and your family achieve your dreams of becoming U.S. citizens
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Due to COVID-19, our weekly classes have transitioned into a virtual service. The Azusa City Library is now offering Citizenship Classes through Zoom on the following days:
  
  • Tuesdays: 9 am (English/ Bilingual)
  • Wednesdays: 9 am (Spanish)

To request more information, please contact Joyce Ayala at (626) 812-5273 or Joyce.Ayala@AzusaCA.Gov


Volunteer


If you are interested in helping your neighbors prepare for the naturalization exam, the library is seeking volunteers to become Citizenship Coaches. 
  • Step 1. Contact us at (626) 812- 5266, or by email at acalderon@ci.azusa.ca.us
  • Step 2. Receive an orientation and training. We provide you with the materials and support to successfully help an adult prepare for their USCIS interview.
  • Step 3. Begin tutoring! You will be matched to tutor an adult learner in order to prepare them for their actual citizenship interview.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices opened on June 4, 2020, and are now accepting appointments.