Citizenshipworks – A free online service that helps you apply for citizenship, step-by-step.
IMMI – Understand your options, know your rights, and find legal help.
Informed Immigrant – Particularly helpful for DACA recipients & undocumented people. Another resource to know your rights.
Boundless – Helps families navigate the U.S. Immigration System, by helping with marriage (spousal) green cards and U.S. citizenship (fees apply).
Online Practice & Test Preparation
Free online test preparation is available through our electronic resources. The following are electronic databases. You will need your APL library card to sign in and create your own account to track your progress.
Family Focus – In addition to supporting and strengthening families in and with their communities, they offer immigration services in English & Spanish.
World Relief – Partnered with the local churches, their mission is to help the most vulnerable people in the community by assisting refugees and providing immigrant legal services.
Dominican Literacy Center – Programs help women learn to read, write, and speak English and help all immigrants prepare to pass the naturalization test.
College of DuPage – Continuing Basic Education Classes – COD offers GED/ABE/ELA classes at multiple locations. Check out their catalog listings for more information.
Waubonsee Community College – Courses are designed to help build basic skills to prepare for college-level courses, get a better job, or just live a better life.
USCIS – Search by zip code to find an English or citizenship preparation class near you!
Looking to Get Involved?
FWD.us – Founded by leaders in the technology community, like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, FWD supports comprehensive immigration reform by bringing together organizers, entrepreneurs, and innovators. Join your local chapter to see how you can help!
Protecting Immigrant Families – A collaborative campaign to unite, to protect, and to defend access to health care, nutrition programs, public services, and economic supports for immigrants and their families at the local, state, and federal level.
Ask a librarian how to get involved with Citizenship & ELA/ESL education at your library!
English Language Acquisition (ELA) Resources
Join us for an informal English Language Conversation Group or English Language Reading Group at our Santori Library. Check the events page or newsletter for more information
Sign up for FREE Citizenship and ELA (English Language Acquisition) Classes, taught by the College of DuPage, at the Eola Road Branch. Check the events page or newsletter for more information
Sign up for a FREE combined ESL/Citizenship class at our Santori Library.