Removing barriers and preparing applicants to become naturalized citizens. Offering guidance up to and through the citizenship oath ceremony and celebrating successful civic participation.




(Cost: $50)


Meet your goal of becoming a US Citizen in 2021!

Our next classes start in October.

For more information and to register, please call the office:
(202) 328-9799

Check back here for more details coming soon.


Prepare for the Naturalization Exam

Our classes cover English language development specific to the natualization exam as well as knowledge of history and government necessary to pass. Class activities include an orientation, pre and post testing, field trips to local landmarks, and a graduation with a final mock interview.

In-person classes (at CARECEN office – 1460 Columbia Road NW, Suite C-1) and virtual options available. Separate classes available for eligible non English speakers.

Session Duration: 10-15 weeks
Session Start Month
Winter January
Summer May
Fall September
Classroom Time: (1) 2.5 hour class per week
Typical Class Times
Tuesday 6:00pm- 8:30pm
Wednesday 6:00pm- 8:30pm
Saturday 9:30am- 12:00pm
Saturday 12:30pm- 3:00pm



(By Request)

Request More Info
Call to find out more about the availability of these services.

(202) 328-9799 ext. 223

Receive Extra Assistance

‣ Citizenship Info Sessions and Workshops
We periodically hold information sessions to inform people about the process of becoming a US Citizen (eligibility requirements, application steps, timeline, and more), screen for eligibility, and assist those eligible with filing their application. If you represent a group that would benefit from a workshop or have a public space where you would like to host a workshop, feel free to contact us to schedule an event.

‣ Tutoring and Interview Prep
On a case by case basis, we may offer individual tutoring and/or an orientation and instructions for the interview to those who need intensive practice before their naturalization appointment.

‣ Interview Interpretation
Qualified staff members may accompany a citizenship applicant who is eligible for the language exemption and provide interpretation services.

‣ Citizenship Loan Program
For those who would benefit, we may advise on the availability of a low-interest, one year micro-loan. To apply for a loan, citizenship applicants must first be screened and found eligible for naturalization.

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