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Pathway for New Americans

Pathway for New Americans logoMetro Government has partnered with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to create Pathway for New Americans, a program that supports immigrants in Nashville who aspire to become U.S. citizens.

Through this historic partnership, which is the third of its kind in the nation, New Americans Corners are located in five Nashville libraries and five community centers. They are stocked with resources to help would-be citizens prepare for the naturalization interview and test. Additionally, these libraries and community centers provide trained staff members to help provide direction, as well as free classroom space for organizations to use when teaching citizenship and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.

The New Americans Corners are located at the Main downtown library, as well as branches at Edmondson Pike, Madison, Thompson Lane and Southeast, and at community centers at Coleman, East Park, Southeast and Madison. If you would like to host a citizenship or ESL class as part of this program, please contact megan.godbey@nashville.gov (library locations) or sally.davis@nashville.gov (community center locations).

More information is available on the Pathway for New Americans website.