EAST ORANGE AND LIVINGSTON, NJ – Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ (JVS) 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.

The organization is currently halfway through its second year of the grant and is holding classes at the Lake Hiawatha Public Library, located at 68 Nokomis Avenue in Lake Hiawatha.  Registration and first day of classes began on Saturday, April 21.  Sessions will run until June 23 on Saturdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm. 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, Morris and Union counties over the course of two years.  Please contact Inna Kramers at ikramers@jvsnj.org 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 https://www.jvsnj.org/make-a-tax-exempt-donation to donate, or click here to become a volunteer.

About Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey

Founded in 1939, Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) 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 jvsnj.org or call (973) 674-6330 x 227 and speak with Rebecca Shulman for more information. JVS also offers career counseling and job search coaching. For details, contact Dr. Meryl Kanner at mkanner@jvsnj.org or (973) 674-6330 x 271. JVS welcomes volunteer support to help fulfill its mission of helping people help themselves. To get involved, please visit https://www.jvsnj.org/make-a-tax-exempt-donation to donate, or click here to become a volunteer.