Citizenship Day/

 

 

History of Citizenship Day

 

Citizenship Day in Boston celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.   On September 17, 1787, the 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created.

Citizenship Day in Boston is the largest annual citizenship workshop in New England, drawing over 370 citizenship applicants and over 350 community volunteers, law students and pro bono attorneys.  Since 2014, 1,440 applicants have applied for citizenship with the help of 1,233  attorneys, law students, and community volunteers on Citizenship Days in Boston.

The Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement and Project Citizenship partner and collaborate to ensure that Boston area immigrants have access to high quality, free citizenship services.

“Many of Boston’s residents have come to America for a better life and more opportunities,” said Mayor Walsh. “I am committed to ensuring that all of our residents feel included in Boston’s civic life and have full access to everything our city has to offer. I am proud to sponsor Citizenship Day.”

Massachusetts has the seventh largest immigrant population in the United States.  Approximately 17% of the MA workforce is made up of foreign-born residents.

Through outreach on the MBTA, billboards provided by Clear Channel, ads and interviews on local ethnic radio and television shows, immigrants learn about the benefits of citizenship and become motivated to apply.  Because only 10% of immigrants apply for citizenship, Project Citizenship focuses on reducing the obstacles and removing the barriers to citizenship.

The goal is to help provide the access to by encouraging and preparing eligible immigrants to apply for citizenship.  Citizenship enables residents to vote, and to apply for federal jobs, grants and scholarships.  It also encourages civic participation and enables people to become more active members of their communities and society at large.

2018 marked the 5th Citizenship Day in Boston and proved to be the best event yet.  Each year, more immigrants seek and achieve citizenship through this event.

“We are proud to partner with Project Citizenship for Citizenship Day in Boston,” said Alejandra St. Guillen, Director of the Mayor’s Office for Immigration Advancement “Project Citizenship’s expertise ensured the day’s success.”

 

 

 

 

5th Annual Citizenship Day 2018 in Boston

 

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center

1350 Tremont Street

Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

 

Honorary Committee:

Mayor Martin Walsh, Chair

Mohamad Ali, Carbonite

Larry Fish, The Fish Family Foundation

Paul Grogan, The Boston Foundation

Regina Pisa, Goodwin Procter

Dr. Emilio Rabasa Gamboa, General Consul of Mexico

Bob Rivers, Eastern Bank

 

Sponsors:

Goodwin Procter

Eastern Bank

Daedalus Projects, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

Next Citizenship Workshop

November 2018
S M T W T F S
Sunday Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Saturday
28 29 30 31 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
VIEW MORE EVENTS
Switch to Calendar View

FREE Citizenship Workshop - Lawrence, MA

Date & Time: 2018/12/20 / 10am//11am//1pm//2pm

Location: Lawrence Community Works 168 Newbury St Lawrence, MA 01841