The Littleton Immigrant Resources Center (LIRC) at Bemis Library is an award-winning program that helps immigrants connect to community services, learn English, and apply for U.S. citizenship. The program has been recognized by the Harvard’s “Bright Idea” program as well as the National League of Cities.
This program provides immigrants with services to help them participate in their community:
The citizenship program helps immigrants interested in obtaining U.S. citizenship with all aspects of the citizenship process. This program is comprised of the following components:
- Eligibility Screening and Naturalization Application Assistance: Our organization has Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited staff members who are certified to practice immigration law before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). These staff members help immigrants determine whether they are eligible for citizenship and help immigrants to fill out the naturalization application (Form N-400). Staff members also represent immigrants at their Naturalization interviews with USCIS.
- Citizenship Instruction: LIRC educates immigrants on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, assisting them to successfully integrate into American society. We offer both small group classes and a one-on-one citizenship mentoring program. Classes cover the US History and Civics information needed to pass the interview and exam.
Citizenship Public Education and Awareness Campaign: To learn more about the citizenship process, check out this website from USCIS: https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/organizations/citizenship-public-education-and-awareness-campaign
The Resources Center can provide information and resources on a wide range of topics including: employment, health care, education, housing, legal services, emergency needs and food and clothing services.
Language Partners Program
The language partners program matches immigrants who wish to improve their English language skills with trained volunteer mentors for one-on-one language tutoring. The tutoring schedules are flexible in order to accommodate the busy schedules of students and volunteers. We provide a fun and respectful environment with a goal of improving students’ confidence and English communication skills.
What are the benefits of citizenship?
U.S. citizens can:
- Travel with a U.S. passport
- Bring family members to the U.S.
- Vote in federal elections
- Apply for federal jobs
To learn more about these programs, contact Erica Bisbey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-795-3968.
LIRC Welcomes a U.S. Senator
In 2013, Senator Michael Bennett visited our program. This video features LIRC's students and staff.