In the News: Catherine Talks with Local Reporter about Citizenship Test Changes

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a new citizenship test would go into effect as of December 1, 2020. Catherine was recently interviewed by C-VILLE Weekly about the changes and challenges of the new test. 
We were very pleased that C-VILLE Weekly brought attention to the changes USCIS has made to the Citizenship Test. When the last test revision went into effect in 2008, USCIS provided a one-year lag between sharing the new test publically (September, 2007) and putting it into effect for applicants (those who applied beginning October 1, 2008). With USCIS reducing that window to three weeks after the current revisions, we are working very hard to revise our citizenship courses and develop new resources to support the efforts of our tutors and students who will be required to take the new test. We are excited to have 60 students enrolled in our new session of citizenship classes beginning this week. We are able to meet the needs of so many students thanks to our wonderful volunteer instructors, Paige Zelikow and Nancy Cohen. 

Virtual Tutor Training Continues in 2021

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While we're eager to resume in-person tutor training, we anticipate continuing to offer our New Tutor Training sessions on Zoom through at least the first half of 2021. Our eight-hour training is divided between three, 2-hour Zoom sessions and additional asynchronous training on Canvas. 
We have added new orientation sessions for those who would like to learn more before committing to a full training session. Click on any of the months below for more information and to register. All sessions are held on Zoom. Please let us know if you have any questions about training or becoming a volunteer tutor by emailing
Tutor Training:
  • Tuesdays: 16, 23, 2 | 6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 18, 25, 4 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Orientation Sessions:
  • February: Thursday, February 4 | 10:00–11:00 a.m. or 6:00–7:00 p.m.
  • March: Thursday, March 11 | 10:00–11:00 a.m. or 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Face Masks Available
We have LVCA masks available for a suggested donation of $10. The 3ply mask with filter pocket features adjustable ear-loops and a flexible wire nose piece that helps prevent fogging of glasses, plus a comfortable cotton interior layer making it an excellent choice for daily use. Reusable and washable. Air dry recommended.
Please contact Heather if you'd like a mask. 
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