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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Awards Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) with $250,000 Grant to Provide Citizenship and Naturalization Services


EAST ORANGE, NJ – Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ (JVS) has received a competitive $250,000 two-year grant from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The grant allows JVS and their partner, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, to help legal permanent residents prepare and apply for U.S. citizenship through free instruction and naturalization services. JVS has developed a curriculum that focuses on all aspects of the citizenship exam and interview, while Catholic Charities provides legal assistance in completing the N-400 Application for Naturalization.

JVS is preparing to hold classes at the Bloomfield Public Library, located at 90 Broad Street in Bloomfield.  Registration and first day of classes will be held on Saturday, September 9, at 9:00 a.m.  Sessions will occur on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for 10 weeks. All prospective registrants must bring their Green Card in order to be considered.

These programs will occur on-site at JVS and libraries in Essex, Hudson, Morris and Union counties over the course of two years.  Please contact Inna Kramers at or 862-704-2283 for details regarding upcoming opportunities.

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JVS welcomes volunteer support to help fulfill its mission of helping people help themselves. To get involved, please visit to donate, or click here to become a volunteer.

About Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey

Founded in 1939, Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey is a nonprofit, community-based health and human service organization, delivering a wide array of personalized services on a nonsectarian basis to nearly 10,000 individuals each year. Visit or call (973) 674-6330 for more information.

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