Citizenship Application Assistance

Our Work  

Through the Pathway to Citizenship program, CARECEN helps immigrants apply for citizenship and provides them with the resources they need to successfully pass the citizenship test.  Our legal team provides screenings to determine eligibility for citizenship and takes great care in helping our clients prepare their applications. Through our citizenship classes and interview preparation, in addition to providing our clients the skills they need to pass the citizenship test, we hope to undo popular myths about the difficulties of passing the exams by improving our clients’ knowledge and confidence. 


Our citizenship application assistance services are  designed to support eligible green card holders through the naturalization process. You can only apply for citizenship if you already have a green card and meet other eligibility requirements.

Client preparing for her interview

Client preparing for her naturalization exam

Distinction for Outstanding Work 


In addition to receiving recognition for outstanding work from partners like the Office of New Americans, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Citi Community Development, and United Way of Long Island, CARECEN’s Pathway to Citizenship program has received recognition from Telemundo, the Imagine Awards, and numerous other sources.

Director Elise de Castillo discusses Pathway to Citizenship's success after receiving Imagine Award