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    Programs that prepare individuals to take the oath of U.S. citizenship and to exercise the attendant rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Citizenship courses help immigrants develop an understanding of and appreciation for American culture, institutions and ideals; and focus on important events in U.S. history, the Constitution and its historic background, and the organization, powers and duties of federal, state and local governments.

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    Adult Literacy - ESL - Citizenship Education - United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern PennsylvaniaIn partnership with the Scranton Council of Literacy Advance (SCOLA) provides free adult literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL). Classes are located at 631 Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. Facility hours are Monday to Thursday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The facility offers free ESL classes, one-on-one tutoring, and a computer lab for independent self-study. Teach a Family Literacy program specially designed for ESL adults with children in third grade or younger, a Citizenship class for those preparing to pass the U.S. citizenship test, a Language Partnership class for those looking to learn either English or Spanish, and Job Placement services for recent immigrants looking to enter or advance up a career ladder. We depend crucially on volunteers to provide English tutoring and teach classes.LackawannaCommunity Revitalization and EducationUnited Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania
    Catholic Charities - Immigration and Refugee ServicesImmigrant services include immigration consultation, assistance with paperwork such as green card or citizenship applications, adjustment of status "V" visas and "K" visas, family petitions and citizenship classes. Fees may apply. Provides newly arrived refugees with basic needs and case management to help them get settled. English as a second language classes are regularly offered. Translation services are available. Volunteer opportunities are available. Automobile donations accepted -- call for details. LehighCatholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton County - Union BoulevardCatholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office
    Catholic Charities - Immigration & Refugee Services - Refugee Employment ServicesEmployment services for refugees are offered through the agency's main office in Harrisburg. English as a Second Language and Citizenship classes are offered at several locations in Dauphin and Cumberland Counties. Call for dates and location. The employment program includes job placement and on-the-job translation for those designated as "refugees" by the Immigration & Naturalization Services (INS) and who have lived in the US more than six months and less than five years.DauphinCatholic Charities - Immigration & Refugee ServicesCatholic Charities Diocese of Harrisburg
    Citizenship PreparationCitizenship preparation is offered if/when there is a large need among the ESL students. If a course is offered, it will meet once a week for 10 weeks. Citizenship preparation is a class taught to prepare the students with the 100 questions they have to review for the test.LuzerneMcGowan Hispanic OutreachKing's College
    ESL and Citizenship Classes - Central Susquehanna Intermediate UnitInstruction for students whose primary language is not English are held in Berwick and Milton. Services include skill development in listening, speaking, reading, writing and math, and citizenship. Berwick English Language Acquisition Class (In the Immaculate Conception BVM Church) 1730 Fowler Avenue, Berwick 570-523-1155 Sundays from 5:00pm to 8:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm CSIU English Language Acquisition Class 1050 Hepburn Street, Milton 570-742-4752 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 9:00am to 12:00pm NorthumberlandCentral Susquehanna Intermediate UnitCentral Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
    Indochinese-American Council - Adult ProgramsThe Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs provide adult education, ESL, citizenship, pre-employment skills training, and job placement for low-income adults, in collaboration with non-profit organizations all over the Philadelphia area. Families That Work is for working parents of children from infancy through third grade. This program provides adult education, parenting, early childhood education, and PACT (Parents and Children Time Together). It also addresses the literacy needs of all members of the family while promoting parental involvement in their children's education. Move-Up Program is for welfare clients and is funded by the Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. The IAC staff conducts intensive literacy and GED classes at the Earn Centers, Job Skill Training Center, Achieving Reunification Center, and Teen-Parent Centers throughout the City of Philadelphia. Core Education, Employment, and Job Skills Training Programs provide counseling, basic education, GED preparation, intensive computer training, and life and employment skills to high school drop-outs, ages 17 to 21. Participants can receive a high school diploma, job training, employment skills, preparation for post-secondary education, as well as readiness for the world of work.PhiladelphiaIndochinese-American Council - Philadelphia; LoganIndochinese-American Council
    Indochinese-American Council - Adult Programs - Logan/Olney E3 Power CenterThe Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs provide adult education, ESL, citizenship, pre-employment skills training, and job placement for low-income adults, in collaboration with non-profit organizations all over the Philadelphia area. Families That Work is for working parents of children from infancy through third grade. This program provides adult education, parenting, early childhood education, and PACT (Parents and Children Time Together). It also addresses the literacy needs of all members of the family while promoting parental involvement in their children's education. Move-Up Program is for welfare clients and is funded by the Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. The IAC staff conducts intensive literacy and GED classes at the Earn Centers, Job Skill Training Center, Achieving Reunification Center, and Teen-Parent Centers throughout the City of Philadelphia. Core Education, Employment, and Job Skills Training Programs provide counseling, basic education, GED preparation, intensive computer training, and life and employment skills to high school drop-outs, ages 17 to 21. Participants can receive a high school diploma, job training, employment skills, preparation for post-secondary education, as well as readiness for the world of work.PhiladelphiaLogan/Olney E3 Power CenterIndochinese-American Council
    Korean Community Development Services Center - Bilingual and Citizenship Education for the ElderlyThis program is provided for the elderly during the day, Monday and Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The elderly have a more serious difficulty in learning English than the young adults and thus take more time in the program and the program assists them in preparing for citizenship interviews. PhiladelphiaKorean Community Development Services Center - Philadelphia; OlneyKorean Community Development Services Center
    La Comunidad Hispana - Educational ProgramsEnglish as a Second Language (ESL) – four levels of instruction, with a curriculum that builds work readiness and other skills while building English proficiency. The classes are held at: Kennett Square: Kennett Area Senior Center: Monday and Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:00pm; Oxford: Hopewell elementary School in Oxford: Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:30pm; Avon Grove: Avon Grove High School: Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Citizenship – classes prepare students for the citizenship exam and help them understand their rights and responsibilities as new U.S. citizens. The classes are held at La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) on Wednesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.ChesterLa Comunidad HispanaLa Comunidad Hispana
    Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 - Adult and Family Literacy Education- Adult Basic Education (ABE): helps adults acquire the knowledge and skills they need in order to carry out daily responsibilities at home, in the community and in the workplace. Each adult has an individual learning plan based on their individual learning goals that helps guide day-to-day instruction. Students learn at their own pace with support from professional adult educators. - English as a Second Language (ESL): Non-native speakers of English can build vocabulary, writing, grammar and communication skills by interacting meaningfully with learners from around the world. Free classes are available to permanent U.S. residents. - Family Literacy Classes: Helps parents get the skills they need to be the first, and most important, teachers of their children. Children and parents learn together through the four components of the program: adult basic education, early childhood education, parent education, and Parent and Child Together (PACT). - General Educational Development (GED) Classes: Preparation classes to help students successfully complete the five sections of the General Educational Development Test: Writing skills, Social Studies, Science, Literature and the Arts and Math. Instructors will design a specific course of study for each individual and help them determine when they are ready to pass the GED examination. Classes are available at many locations throughout the two counties. - Workplace Essential Skills: Offers job seekers and incumbent workers specialized instruction to help meet career goals. Multimedia instruction is available via the web, video or through traditional classroom instruction. -Employer Services: The Workforce Education Program offers employers a vast array of services related to work-based foundation skills. Staff work with an employer to determine employee basic skill needs, develop specialized curricula and deliver targeted instruction. In many instances, public dollars are available to help employers address the basic skill needs of their workers in the workplace. -GED Testing Services: The GED Exam is given regularly to those adults who want to pursue a high school equivalency diploma from the Commonwealth. There are five sub-tests to the GED exam: Writing Skills, Social Studies, Science, Literature and the Arts and Math. Sub-tests may be taken one at a time or all five at once.LancasterLancaster-Lebanon IU13Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
    Referral, Comprehensive Case Management, Translation and Interpretation Services (Spanish)Formed as a nonprofit organization in 2000, The Chambersburg Hispanic American Center (CHAC) bridges the language and cultural divide that sometimes hinders new Latino residents from accessing services for which they are eligible. CHAC’s main goals are to inform and educate. It seeks to integrate Latinos, both temporary and permanent residents, into the local community and help them to improve the quality of their lives. Most of our work is carried out through one-on-one counseling in Spanish and English, offered free. CHAC connects people with jobs, housing and various social services. They provide the following supports: Biligual Services Job Services Referral for Aid Parent Education Programs Legal Aid Immigration AssistanceFranklinThe Chambersburg Hispanic American CenterChambersburg Hispanic American Center
    St. Rocco CenterServices include: Certificates/Forms Assistance Citizenship Education Food Pantry Hispanic/ Latino Advocacy Hispanic/ Latino Communities Interpretation/ Translation Services Thanksgiving BasketsChesterST. ROCCO CENTERSt. Rocco Church

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