Library helps would-be citizens prep for the big exam
Star News: 7.01.2017 by Robert Moreno
The National City Public Library provides many resources for the community: from use of a computer for library members to a summer reading program that keeps students actively reading while they are out of school during summer break.
But a recent partnership with the Jewish Family Service of San Diego has put the library’s free U.S. Citizenship Classes as one of the most popular programs the library has to offer.
Two separate classes are offered, one for individuals wanting one-on-one tutoring, and another for people who prefer multi-student interaction in a classroom setting.
Currently 10 people are taking a 10-week, two-hour, twice a week citizenship class. A new session starts July 15 which is already filled to capacity. The library has their own tutors with the Jewish Family Service of San Diego also provides an instructor.
National City Library literacy coordinator Matt Boatman said the demographic of people taking citizenship classes at the National City Library are mainly Hispanic and some Filipino, reflective of the National City community.
“There’s been a very steady demand for citizenship, for people taking a step from being legal residents to getting full citizenship,” he said “So we’re doing our best to meet that demand.” READ MORE @