The Project

New Americans Citizenship Project of Maryland 
The New Americans Citizenship Project of Maryland is an initiative of the Maryland New Americans Partnership (MNAP). MNAP is an expanding volunteer coalition of 35 organizations whose goal is to bring together nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, businesses, unions and faith communities in Maryland who are committed to supporting eligible immigrants in their efforts to become U.S. citizens and active members of their communities post-naturalization. In September of 2009, with support from the Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism and AmeriCorps, MNAP launched the New Americans Citizenship Project of Maryland to build the capacity of existing community-based organizations through integrated citizenship services.

New Americans Citizenship Project of Maryland AmeriCorps Members provide direct service in outreach, individual service delivery, and coordination of naturalization volunteers. Activities include teaching ESOL and citizenship classes, assisting people with the N-400, and organizing citizenship workshops. A total of seven volunteers are placed at host sites in Montgomery County, Baltimore City, Howard County, and Frederick County.

Download a copy of the A Regional Citizenship Promotion Plan: The New Americans Initiative, or read the stories of immigrants who have worked with NACPM members to get their citizenship.