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Civics and Citizenship

This program teaches immigrant youth about becoming active in American civic life through a 30-hour fun, interactive civic education program that focuses on how democracy functions in the United States. The program stresses the function of local government, issues of access and accountability, and the interaction that young citizens have with their local officials. Unlike typical classroom civics courses, immigrant youth gain first-hand knowledge of local government and the benefits of civic participation through field trips to the local courthouse, county government offices and police and fire stations. In addition, prominent members of the immigrant community are invited on a weekly basis to share their experiences and offer advice to the students. Upon completion of the course, students have a greater understanding of American democracy and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to become active participants in their local communities.

Organization:


Liberty's Promise

Languages Available:


English - French, Spanish

Payment Description:


Free

Intake and Eligibility:


15 to 21 years of age; an immigrant or the child of two immigrant parents; moderate to high level of English; from a low-income household (HUD guidelines)

Areas Served:
  • Montgomery County

Contact Info:



Locations

Kennedy HS
1901 Randolph Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20902



Liberty's Promise
2900-A Jefferson Davis Highway
Alexandria, VA



Wheaton HS
12601 Dalewood Dr
Wheaton, MD 20906



Gaithersburg HS
314 S Frederick Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20877



  • Sun
  • 2:30 - 4
  • Sat
  • 2:30 - 4
  • Fri
  • 2:30 - 4
  • Thu
  • 2:45 - 4:15
  • Wed
  • 2:30 - 4:15
  • Tue
  • 2:45 - 4:15
  • Mon
  • 2:45 - 4:15
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