New Americans UChicago

Today, the issue of immigration remains at the top of the political agenda, with different solutions and reforms proposed across the political spectrum. New Americans UChicago provides opportunities for students to impact the lives of aspiring new Americans and learn about the political and social issues that affect their lives. NAUC volunteers work in the field to help soon-to-be American citizens prepare for the citizenship test.

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Through partnerships with Chicago-based organizations, New American ambassadors tutor hopeful citizens every week at citizenship classes for their naturalization exams. Typical responsibilities include reviewing exam questions, discussing American history and government, tutoring English, and conducting practice interviews. There will also be opportunities throughout the year for extended civic engagement through immigrant advocacy and service organizations and opportunities to learn more about immigration policy locally and nationally.

No previous training or experience is required to be a New Americans ambassador. Knowledge of Spanish is not required to volunteer. NAUC welcomes both undergraduate and graduate students. Tutoring runs on a quarterly basis, and NAUC welcomes new participants at the beginning of each quarter. 

Opportunities to get involved with NAUC are announced here, in our weekly "Student Opportunities" newsletter, and on social media. Please subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the most up-to-date information. 


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