Community to Community leaders and members celebrated the final class of the first session of Citizenship Classes being offered to the Latino community in Whatcom County. The Objective of the classes is to ensure students are confident in their knowledge about U.S. Government and history and the English language so that they can successfully pass their Naturalization interview at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) center in Seattle. Part of the class includes practice at responding clearly to the questions about personal information on the N-400. Eight students successfully completed their 10 week session that began on May 14 they are: Maria Ayala, Yaneli Merlus, Audelia Marquez, Judith Marianna Martinez, Luz Maria Gutierrez, Dora Salcido, Rosa Machado and Karla Deras. After receiving their certificates of achievement from Executive Director Rosalinda Guillen and C2C Board Member Hannah Stone, they all celebrated by joining in the potluck and practicing answering questions they might be asked at the interview.
“We are excited to be able to offer this support to emerging new immigrant citizens in Whatcom County” said instructors Colleen Hansen, Caroline Correa and Annette Holcomb. “We are preparing for the next Citizenship Class session which is scheduled to begin in early October.”
For more information on the Citizenship Classes being offered by Community to Community people should call Angelica Villa at 360-756-2330.