Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? The agencies below provide citizenship classes and other services to help qualified applicants. Learn more about the process here (en español).

Greater Boston
Organization Services/activities
Action for Boston Community Development
178 Tremont Street
Boston MA 02111
617-445-6000
ESOL classes
Assistance with citizenship and naturalization applications, green card and other renewals, fee waivers, and citizenship workshops
Agencia ALPHA
(CLJ Social Transformation Center)
62 Northampton St., Boston, MA 02118
617-522-6382
Beginner and intermediate citizenship classes
Citizenship application assistance includes N-00, N-600, N-648 disability and I-912 fee waiver; interview and test preparation, and support services at two sites: Boston and East Boston
Asian American Civic Association
87 Tyler Street
Boston, MA 02111
617-445-6000
ESOL classes
Assistance with naturalization application, counseling on Initial entry into the U.S. Immigrant visa processing, change of status from immigrant or refugee to permanent resident, application procedure for citizenship
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
885 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111
617-635-5129
ESOL classes
Assistance filling out citizenship applications
Cape Verdean Community UNIDO
492 Dudley St.
Roxbury, MA 02199
617-442-6644
Weekly orientation and ESOL classes
Citizenship classes
Workshops and voter registration efforts
Creole classes
East Boston Ecumenical Community Council (EBECC)
50 Meridian St., Suite. B-1
East Boston, MA 02128
617-567-2750
ESOL/civics classes with pre- and post-test
Citizenship application assistance including N-648,N-400, fee waiver, interview and test preparation, as well as support services
Haitian American Public Health Initiatives (HAPHI)
1603 Blue Hill Ave. PO Box 260386
Mattapan, MA 02126
617-298-8076
Beginner-level ESOL/civics classes
Citizenship application assistance includes N-648, N-400, fee waiver, interview and test preparation
Referral to legal services
Irish International Immigrant Center
100 Franklin St., LL-1
Boston, MA 02110
617-542-7654
Beginner and intermediate ESOL/civics classes
Free Consultation with Immigration Lawyer
Help with family-based permanent residence
Family reunification through visa petitions and consular processing
Green card applications for asylees and refugees
Petitions for asylee and refugee relatives
Naturalization Temporary Protected Status applications
Renewal of permanent residence cards
Violence Against Women Act petitions
Provisional waivers
Citizenship application assistance includes N-648, N-400, fee waiver, interview and test preparation and support services
International Institute of New England
1 Milk St.
Boston, MA 02109
617-695-9990
Citizenship exam preparation and naturalization application help

Sites in Boston, Lowell, Lynn

Jewish Vocational Services
29 Winter St., Suite 500
Boston, MA 02108
617-399-3223
ESOL
Green Card Renewal
EAD application
Preparation for the Citizenship Interview and Test
N-400 application assistance
N-600 application assistance
Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)
1046 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-825-5897
ESOL/civics classes
Citizenship application assistance includes N-648, N-400, fee waiver, interview and test preparation
Sites in Cambridge, Dorchester, Somerville, Brighton, Framingham, Lowell
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
105 Chauncy St., #901
Boston, MA 02111
617-350-5480
Technical Assistance to CNAP providers
Citizenship application assistance includes N-648, N-400, fee waiver
Project Citizenship
4 Faneuil South Market Building
3rd Floor, Suite 4025
Boston, MA 02109
617-694-5949
Provide free, high quality services to legal permanent residents to help them become U.S citizens
Free workshops, eligibility screening, application assistance, legal referrals and all materials needed to apply for U.S. citizenship
Somali Development Center
203-205 Green St
Jamaica Plain 02130
617-522-0700
ESOL classes
Citizenship application assistance includes N-648, N-400, N-600, fee waiver, interview and test preparation and other vital support services
Vietnamese-American Civic Association, Inc.
1452 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
617-288-7344
Immigration services: Renewal of permanent resident status, removal of conditional green card, petition for family member, citizenship application

 

North Shore & Merrimack Valley
Organization Services/activities
Asian Center of Merrimack Valley, Inc.
439 S. Union St.
Building 2 Basement
Lawrence, MA 01843
978-683-7316
ESOL/civics classes
Free legal clinics-information sessions
N-400 clinics
Citizenship application assistance includes N-648, N-400, fee waiver, interview and test preparation and support services
Bosnian Community Center for Refugee Development (BCCRD)
20 Wheeler St., Suite 401
Lynn, MA 01902
781-593-0100
Citizenship application assistance includes N-648, N-400, fee waiver, interview, test preparation, free legal consultation and other support services
International Institute of Lowell
144 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852
978-459-9031
Citizenship exam preparation and naturalization application help
Lawrence Family Development
34 West Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
978-689-9863
Assistance in completion of Citizenship/Naturalization application forms
New Americans Center/Russian Community Association of MA
20 Wheeler St. Suite 401
Lynn, MA 01902
781-593-0100
ESOL, Interview Preparation and Citizenship classes
Citizenship application assistance: Application for Naturalization (N-400), Medical Disability Waiver (N-648), Naturalization Fee Waiver

 

MetroWest & Central Massachusetts
Organization Services/activities
Ascentria Community Services
11 Shattuck St.
Worcester, MA 01605
774-243-3100
ESOL/civics classes
Citizenship application assistance includes N-648,N-400, fee waivers and support services
Catholic Charities of Worcester (CCW)
10 Hammond St.
Worcester, MA 01610
508-860-2261
Application assistance, interview preparation, support services, voter registration
Framingham Adult ESOL Plus
P.O. Box 4860
Framingham, MA 01704
508-626-4282
ESOL classes
Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFSMW)
475 Franklin Street, Suite. 101
Framingham, MA 01702
508-875-3100
ESOL/civics classes
Citizenship application assistance includes N-648, N-400, fee waiver, and interview and test preparation, support services.
Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center

340 Main Street #965
Worcester, MA 01608
617-238-2430

Citizenship/Naturalization
Refugee and asylee I-485 application
Employment authorization applications
Petition for refugee relatives
Petition for asylee relatives
Renewal of permanent residence
USCIS interview preparationSites in Boston, Worcester, and Lynn
Spanish American Center
112 Spruce St.
Leominster, MA 01453
978-534-3145
ESOL classes

 

Western Massachusetts
Organization Services/activities
Ascentria Community Services
593 Main Street,
West Springfield, MA 01089
413-787-0725
Citizenship application assistance includes N-400, N-648, fee waivers and support services
Berkshire Immigrant Center (BIC)
67 East Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-445-4881
ESOL/Civics I & II classes; in-home or off-site classes for clients with health issues or limited transportation
Citizenship application assistance includes N-648, N-400, fee waiver, interview and test preparation and support services
Center for New Americans
42 Gothic St.
Northampton, MA 01060
413-587-0084
ESOL/civics classes
Citizenship application assistance includes N-648, N-400, fee waiver, interview and test preparation and support services

 

Southern Massachusetts & Rhode Island
Organization Services/activities
Brockton Public Schools (ALC)
Crosby Bldg., 43 Crescent St.
Brockton, MA  02301
508-580-7475
ESL civics classes, application assistance, referral & support services
Catholic Social Services of Fall River
1600 Bay Street
Fall River, MA 02724
508-674-4681
Low-cost immigration-related legal services, workshops on immigration law, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island
220 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
401-461-5940
Free Citizenship Clinics providing eligibility screening, application assistance, legal referrals and all materials needed to apply for U.S. citizenship

 

Family Center CC of Brockton
18 Perkins St.
Brockton, MA 02302
508-857-0272
ESOL classes
Conversational English
Naturalization prep, test preparation
Citizenship clinics, including help with fee waivers
Direct support
Immigrants’ Assistance Center (IAC)
58 Crapo Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508-996-8113
ESOL/civics classes
Citizenship application assistance includes N-648, N-400, fee waiver, interview and test preparation and support services