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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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HIAS Chicago is a program of Jewish Child & Family Services and a partner with the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago in serving our community.  

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Volunteer with HIAS Chicago

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with HIAS Chicago. Unfortunately, we do not have any opportunities available at this time. Please check back at a later date.

If you have any questions, contact Joshua Rosen, Volunteer Coordinator, at or 773.467.3746.


Future opportunities may include:

Citizenship Tutor/Mock Interviewer:
Tutor a client 1:1 in Civics and English in order to help them prepare for their citizenship exam, or engage individuals in practice interviews in order to help them prepare for their citizenship interview. These activities are scheduled on an as-needed basis, according to the clients’ and interviewees’ schedules.

Group Citizenship Class Instructor:
Instruct a series of citizenship classes in order to help individuals prepare for and successfully complete their citizenship interview and exam. Volunteers must be available to teach 2 hours/week for 8 consecutive weeks, and must first attend an instructor training.


Translation/Interpretation (Araic/French/Swahili/Russian/Spanish):
Provide in-office interpretation, or accompany individuals to the US Citizenship and Immigration Service during naturalization interviews.

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