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Jul 17, 2024

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Free Citizenship Classes
Offered In Toms River, NJ

TOMS RIVER, NJ –  Adults who want to take the U.S. Citizenship Test to become naturalized citizens and are qualified to take it can attend free classes during the summer in Toms River to help them prepare for the test.

In addition, the six-week long program will help them complete their N400 applications for citizenship.

The classes will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at Donovan High School, 685 Hooper Avenue, from June 21 until July 28.

“Our program prepares applicants to handle the interview process and to be successful on the test,” said Sr. Margaret Nulty. She has led citizenship programs in New Jersey since 1996.

Currently, more than 160 immigrants from many other countries, such as Colombia, the Ukraine, Mexico, India, Peru, Russia and Costa Rica, have become US citizens through her programs.

The program is free and funded by a charitable trust fund. It relies on a combination of professional teachers, volunteer tutors and attorney consultation to assist with the program.

In order for people to take the classes they must meet the three government requirements to take the test:

  • Be able to read, speak and write English
  • Have a Green Card for five years (or three if married to a US citizen.)
  • Be able to pay the $680 government application fee that is sent in with the citizenship application.

The classes meet Tuesday and Thursday night for three-hour sessions at Donovan High School. Pre-registration is required. Telephone Sr. Nulty at 732-998-3153.

Registration will be held 6 p.m. Monday June 13 at the high school.

If you have other questions telephone her or send email to .

Submitted by Larry Meegan