Citizenship and Immigration

Unifying families. Securing the American Dream.

Since 1996, Erie House has been supporting the community with citizenship education and navigation of the United States naturalization process. 

Recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in 2010, Erie House's Citizenship and Immigration Program has been championing the way for the immigrant community in Chicago and Northwestern Illinois. Services are provided by Citizenship and Immigration's BIA accredited representatives in the area of family based immigration.

The Citizenship and Immigration Program provides two areas of services: Citizenship Education and Immigrant Legal Services.

Citizenship Education:

Citizenship and Immigration, provides 13-week long classes focusing on United States History and Civics; reading and writing for the Naturalization Exam; and interview skills. We provide classes at the following locations:

  • Erie Neighborhood House: 1347 W. Erie St, Chicago, IL 60642--Friday and Saturday 9:00-12:00
  • Northwest Community Church: 5318 W. Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60639--Monday and Thursday 5:00-8:00
  • Northwest Community Church: 5318 W. Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60639--Saturday 9:00-12:00
  • Metropolitan Family Services: 3249 N. Central Ave. Chicago, IL 60634--Monday and Wednesday 6:00-9:00

We offer quarterly enrollments, please contact Anabel Mosqueda, Citizenship Education Specialist.

Immigrant Legal Services:

Our BIA accredited representatives make in-office appointment for:

  • Citizenship and Naturalization,
  • Renewal of Perminant Resident Card (Green Card),
  • Family petitions,
  • Adjustments of Status,
  • Consular processing,
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA);
  • Other family based immigration cases.

Please contact, Jane Lombardi, Citizenship and Immigration Program Coordinator.


Erie Neighborhood House is the legal and processing agency for the Northwest Chicago Collaborative of the New American Initiative. Erie provides monthly Naturalization workshops throughout Northwestern Chicago area. 

Community Partners and Funders:

and the Northwest Community Church of Chicago.


    Individuals we helped complete citizenship applications



    Erie Citizenship Students that were naturalized as U.S. Citizens in 2011



The Basics

Mission Statement

Erie House's Citizenship and Immigration Program serves immigrant youth, adults and families with high-quality, low-cost immigrant legal services with the utmost care towards proper education and engagement. 


Jane Lombardi
Director of Citizenship and
Immigration Services

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