Literacy Source helps low-income immigrants become US citizens. We offer the following services:

  • free citizenship classes and one-to-one tutoring
  • practice interviews with trained volunteers
  • citizenship application and fee waiver assistance for eligible adults (low income individuals residing in the City of Seattle, residents of the Seattle Housing Authority, and/or individuals receiving public assistance in Washington state)
  • referrals for legal advice
  • community engagement opportunities

Classes are taught in English and held twice a week. Trained instructors will teach you about U.S. history and civics, interviewing skills, and civic engagement. You will also study the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills that you need to pass the citizenship test.

For more information about who is eligible to apply for U. S. citizenship, visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Website.

To learn more about our citizenship program, call 206-782-2050.

  • You must have your Permanent Resident card (PR or green card) and be planning to apply for citizenship to receive citizenship services at Literacy Source. It is our priority to provide citizenship assistance to low-income adults who live in the city of Seattle.
  • Let staff know if you have already applied for citizenship and if you have a citizenship test coming up soon!

Resources for immigrants:


Immigrant Legal Resource Center - Family Preparedness Plan
This helpful packet offers practical advice for immigrant families to help reduce the stress of the unexpected.

Informed Immigrant
In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, millions of documented and undocumented immigrants face increased uncertainty around their status in the United States. Immigrant rights organizations and leaders across the country have banded together and pooled resources to help immigrants and their allies obtain the current best-known information and guidance.

Know Your Rights: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and One America
These sites provide useful guides for human rights, especially for vulnerable individuals interacting with immigration and customs officials, local police, and other authorities.

Literacy Source is BIA accredited. The citizenship program is funded by the City of Seattle Office of Immigrant Refugee Affairs' New Citizen Program .