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Center for Adult Education Citizenship Program Awarded 2-Year Grant

The Center for Adult Education’s (CAE) Citizenship program, in partnership with Lutheran Family Services, has been awarded the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grant for an additional two years.

CAE will receive around $70,000 over the two years to pay for the instruction of students who are preparing for their naturalization application and interview. Lutheran Family Services will be the lead on the grant and provide legal services to the students. This will be the fifth grant cycle (10th year) that CAE has been a grant recipient and has been able to support its students in their naturalization goals.

“We are really excited to be receiving this grant for another two years!” CAE Director Jackie Zvejnieks said. “We’ve made these classes an essential part of our program in the Center for Adult Education, and because of this grant, we’ve been able to help many students naturalize.”

Added Jackie: “Irene O’Brien has been the instructor for our U.S. Citizenship classes for the last nine years, and she has been the reason for our success in our grant goals over the years. She maintains close relationships with our students and takes extra time to make sure they are prepared for their naturalization interviews.”

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