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Free course to help you improve your English and apply for citizenship

Did you know....

 

Being able to read and write in English is important to becoming a US citizen.

Receiving legal assistance with the application process from MIRA can help you successfully apply for citizenship and get a test date.

We can help!

Our Free Pathway to Citizenship Classesstarting Jan 31, 2023, will help you improve your English and receive assistance in applying for citizenship. See below to learn more.

Have you already applied for Citizenship? Register for our Free Citizenship Exam Prep Class

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You want to apply for citizenship but don't know where to start?

There are many benefits to citizenship - uniting your family, citizenship for your children under age of 18, security and stability of living in the United States, greater economic opportunities, the right to vote, and many other freedoms. What's most important to you about citizenship? We can help you get there.

Our students needs are at the heart of what we do

St. Mark's welcomes students from all walks of life! We have over 17 years of experience teaching English and Citizenship classes and have helped hundreds of students improve their lives with job stability, becoming more connected to their community, increasing economic opportunity, and obtaining citizenship.

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Meet Purvi and Jaya!

Purvi and her mother Jaya are from India. Jaya moved to the United States to be near her daughter and granddaughter. After 6 years of studying English and failing the Citizenship test 4 times, Jaya joined a St. Mark class. After working with St. Mark teachers and volunteers, Jaya passed her exam in 2021!

What to expect at class

This 12-week course is taught by experienced teachers who have helped hundreds learn English and pass the citizenship test. Our volunteers will work with you in small group settings to practice the lessons. Handouts will be provided for at-home practice and study and prepare you for the upcoming class. 

We offer 3 convenient locations and flexible class times to work with your busy schedule:

  • Tuesday and Thursdays 6:00pm - 8:30pm, BC High School, 150 Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester

  • Tuesday and Friday 10:30am - 1pm at East Boston Library, 365 S. Bremen St.

  • Tuesday 6pm - 8:30pm, Saturday 9:30am - 12:pm, North Quincy Library, 381 Hancock St (starts Jan 31)

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