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HIAS Chicago Citizenship Classes Offered

HIAS Chicago invites you to our Citizenship Classes to help you prepare for your citizenship interview and exam. 

Classes are taught in English by volunteer teachers.

Please check our Citizenship Preparation Programs page for more information.

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About HIAS Chicago

For over a century, HIAS Chicago has been one of the most respected providers of immigration services in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Founded to support Eastern European Jewish immigrants in the early 1900s, the agency has expanded over time to address the needs of various immigrant groups from around the world, regardless of religion, race or national origin. HIAS Chicago was particularly instrumental in the resettlement of Jews from the Former Soviet Union (FSU) in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, and in the last 40 years, has assisted over 40,000 immigrants and refugees from the FSU, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Latin America.

Today, HIAS Chicago is proud to provide an array of comprehensive, cost-effective immigration and citizenship services to hundreds of individuals, helping them transition from strangers in a new land to contributors in their communities to proud American citizens. Our work is fueled by the Jewish values of Tikkun Olam (the repair of the world) and Hachnasat Orchim (welcoming the stranger). 

To learn more about our current services, click here. 


Save the Date: HIAS Chicago Annual Meeting & Scholarship Awards, June 21, 2016

Join HIAS Chicago as we mark another successful year of program and service delivery and celebrate the accomplishments of our ten HIAS Chicago Scholarship winners. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Reception: 5:00pm

Meeting & Awards: 5:30 - 7:00pm

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago: 30 S. Wells, 6th Floor

For more information or to RSVP, contact Joyce Smith: or 312.673.3234



NEW Citizenship Classes Announced: Spring & Summer 2016

Looking for support as you prepare for your upcoming Citizenship Exam and Interview? Join one of HIAS Chicago's upcoming series of Citizenship Education Classes:

Tuesday, May 10 - Tuesday, June 28; OR

Tuesday, July 12 - Tuesday, August 30

All classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00pm at the HIAS Office in Buffalo Grove: 135 N. Arlington Heights Road. Cost is $25 for the entire session. For more information, including registration details, contact HIAS Chicago at 312.357.4666 or



USCIS Citizenship PSA

Click here to view the Citizenship Public Education and Awareness Initiative PSA.  It promotes awareness of the rights, responsibilities, and importance of United States citizenship, and the free citizenship preparation resources available to permanent residents and immigrant-serving organizations. 

Click here to find more US citizenship information on USCIS's website.  

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