Citizenship Classes

Adult Basic Education offers free Citizenship classes to prepare eligible legal permanent residents for the United States naturalization process. Classes begin monthly in locations throughout the district. Students may take citizenship classes more than once, if necessary. All citizenship classes and materials are free. Call to pre-register for classes. In English: 618-222-5363

Classes address:

  • The application procedure
  • American government
  • American history
  • The U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence
  • The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) interview procedure
Fall 2014    
Belleville CampusMC Room 14606-8:50 p.m.T, W, Th, F Sep. 9-23 
Belleville CampusMC Room 14609:00 a.m.-12:40 p.m. T, W, Th, FDec. 9-12
Sam Wolf Granite City CampusMC Room 5336-8:50 p.m.M-FAug. 4-8
Fairmont City ClinicMain Bldg.6-8:50 p.m.M, WNov. 3-17
Workshop: Belleville CampusMC Room 14609-11:50 a.m.Sat.Oct. 25
Workshop: Sam Wolf Granite City CampusMC Room 5339-11:50 a.m.Sat.Oct. 18
Workshop: Fairmont City LibraryMain Bldg.9-11:50 a.m.Sat.Oct. 4

For more information, call or email:

Brandon Shigematsu
ESL Director
618-235-2700, ext. 5363
Call free in Illinois 866-972-SWIC (7942) ext. 5363

Our partners

Citizenship Partner - New American Initiative

New Americans Initiative

Citizenship Partner - IDHS

Illinois Department of Human Services

Citizenship Partner - ICIRR

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights