Obtaining US citizenship is not an easy process! In addition to paying a substantial fee and filling out an extensive application, the person must have an interview in Buffalo, during which he or she must demonstrate ability to communicate in English as well as knowledge of U.S. History and civics. At the interview applicants must answer questions taken from a test bank of 100 civics and history questions.
CLASP student partners help their employee partners prepare for the interview and understand the concepts required to pass the history and civics test. In the past few years CLASP has successfully prepared many service staff for their citizenship interviews.
Cornell’s commitment to diversity can ben seen at all levels- including the service staff. For immigrants who have resettled in the Ithaca area and found employment at Cornell, CLASP provides an opportunity for one-to-one tutoring in English language development.
Keeping up with changes in technology is challenging for all of us! For adults who did not grow up using computers, working one-on-one with a patient and knowledgeable tutor can give them the skills and confidence they need to continue to learn on their own.