Citizenship and Naturalization
Since 2001, EACS has helped hundreds of East African immigrants and refugees become citizens. Through contracts from the US Citizen and Immigration Services & the Department of Social and Health Services of Washington State, eligible applicants for the Naturalization process are able to receive free test preparation and citizenship education. Classes are offered Tuesday – Thursday twice per day: 10:00-11:30 AM and then again at 6:00-7:30 PM. We also give students access to electronic resources so they can continue to study outside of class. Several teachers are available to tailor to different learning styles and the spectrum of English-comprehension.
English as a Second Language
English languages skills are required to complete the US Naturalization Test, so our ESL tutoring goes hand-in-hand with our Citizenship Classes. To assist eligible Naturalization applicants, EACS provides ESL tutoring to help adult refugees and immigrants improve their English reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. We offer individualized help and work with people of all abilities – from people who have a solid grasp on English but need to work on pronunciation, to people who are struggling with the alphabet. Tutors are available Tuesday – Thursday in the evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. If you would like to work with a tutor at any other time, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer@eastafricancs.org, or at 206-721-1119 ext. 110 to make an arrangement.
EACS is able to offer a variety of naturalization services to refugees & immigrants that are eligible for the citizenship. Services include fee waiver application, registration for the citizenship test, and follow-up help. Please contact Trina Clay at 206-721-1119 ext 102 or email@example.com to schedule an appointment.