In order to maximize the impact of our small but dedicated staff, we use an efficient and effective group-processing (workshop) model to assist as many permanent residents as possible on their journeys to citizenship. On average, we assist about 1,600 clients apply for citizenship each year, in large part thanks to our outstanding trained volunteers.
We host workshops at three different venues, though they all follow the same principles. We host:
- Community workshops, in towns such as Lawrence, Lowell, Chelsea, Attleboro, and Quincy, and partner with local organizations. For these workshops, we recruit volunteers from both the community and from Boston law firms. These workshops typically take place one to two times per month.
- Law firm workshops, hosted in the office of one of our Boston law firm partners. Our volunteers at these workshops are pro bono attorneys from those firms. These workshops typically take place once per month.
- Citizenship Center workshops, which take place in our office. Partner law firms provide pro bono attorneys to staff these workshops. These workshops typically occur three times per month.
Our largest signature event is our annual Citizenship Day in Boston, which occurs every September and draws hundreds of applicants and volunteers every year.
On average, we host about 60-70 workshops each year. To register for your appointment, call our office at 617-694-5949
What is a workshop?
A workshop is an event held by Project Citizenship during which citizenship applications are completed by staff and volunteer attorneys.
What happens at a workshop?
Applicants who have signed up to attend the workshop will sit down with a Project Citizenship staff member or a volunteer attorney to fill out the citizenship application. After the entire application has been finished, the application will be checked over by a senior staff member to ensure that no errors have been made. The applicant will then have their photo taken to attach to the application. Finally, the applicant will receive a copy of their filled out application for their personal records, along with information regarding the next steps of the application process.
How do I sign up to attend a workshop?
Visit our upcoming citizenship workshops page to sign up online, or call us directly at (617) 694-5949 to get started!