English as a Second Language (ESL) and American Citizenship Program

English Language and Legal Assistance for Citizenship Eligible Immigrants 

ESL AND CITIZENSHIP ASSISTANCE

From immigration to integration: with a focus on American civics, the English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship Program assists immigrants who are eligible for US citizenship by providing FREE English language classes and legal assistance to help students complete the Application for Naturalization so they may fully transition into life as an American citizen. 

 
Greater Bergen Community Action
WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
  • Low-income* residents of Bergen County or neighboring counties

  • LPR (Legal Permanent Resident), eligible for U.S. citizenship

*Income eligibility will be determined by the Case Manager

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Classroom setting, small groups, and one-on-one services that cover:

  • Resources, information and referral

  • Citizenship preparation classes

  • Voter registration and voting assistance

  • ESL/citizenship instruction

  • Free legal assistance to complete form N-400

  • Preparation for USCIS Naturalization interview

  • Cultural assimilation activities

COST

All services are free of charge.

The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Citizenship

ESL and Citizenship classes are offered two days a week for 10 weeks in each location:

Garfield: ​Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm

Hackensack: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm-8pm

SCHEDULE
LOCATIONS

Garfield: 

541 Midland Avenue

Garfield, NJ  07026

Hackensack: 

392 Main Street

Hackensack, NJ  07601

WHAT YOU NEED TO APPLY
  • Legal Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)

  • Social Security Card

  • Photo ID (for instance, driver's license)

  • Proof of address (driver's license or utility bill)

  • Proof of family income (last two pay stubs, or tax return)

  • Whatever the Case Manager asks you to bring, depending on your case

CALL

973-685-0005 ext. 7150 to make an appointment

Greater Bergen Community Action

Greater Bergen Community Action is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit Community Action Agency. Established in 1967, Greater Bergen is part of a nationwide network of poverty-fighting enterprises which were established as part of the nation’s effort to address the intractable and persistent problem of poverty in America.

Information

Contact Us

GBCA Headquarters
392 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
201-968-0200

 

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Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 22-1818014