Citizenship Day Events

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Boston Citizenship Day: The History

Citizenship Day in Boston has been a large in-person citizenship application workshop. Since the event began in 2014, nearly 3,000 applicants have applied for citizenship – beginning their journey on Citizenship Day. On average, we have served applicants from over 50 countries in a single day event and we have completed over 1,200 fee waivers, providing financial support for low-income applicants, during these workshops. Thanks to the help of volunteer attorneys, law students, and community members we have been able to keep this tradition alive.

During our annual Boston Citizenship Day, Project Citizenship and the City of Boston work together to raise awareness about the benefits of citizenship, eligibility, and the availability of Project Citizenship’s FREE citizenship legal services.

This annual event promotes the importance of citizenship for the health and vitality of our city. During a Citizenship Day event, those who are eligible to apply for citizenship meet with a volunteer to work on completing the 20-page citizenship application, the first major step in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.

Project Citizenship has helped over 10,000 Massachusetts residents to become U.S. citizens. We’re relentless in removing obstacles to citizenship, by offering free legal expertise to each client, and advocating for them every step of the way until they achieve U.S. citizenship.

We invite you to join us in celebrating citizenship as envisioned in the simple but profound words of our U.S. Constitution. By understanding, appreciating, and extending U.S. citizenship, we can build a better new beginning for our country right now!


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Project Citizenship is a nonprofit agency which provides high-quality free legal services to immigrants all over Massachusetts. This work is made possible by the generosity of our donors.