Citizenship Services/Servicios de Ciudadania

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Citizenship Services

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The YWCA is partnering with Alianza Hispanoamericana, NFP, Inc to provide free Immigration and Naturalization Assistance to help immigrants and refugees become U.S. citizens.  Alianza is a Department of Justice (DOJ) Accredited Agency that specializes in immigration assistance.

The YWCA and Alianza will be offering free citizenship services at the YWCA in Elgin.  We will be offering community education workshops, ESL/Citizenship Classes and legal assistance including preparing Naturalization and/or DACA applications.

This program has been made possible by a grant awarded by Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Department of Human Services, and the New American Initiative.


Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Servicios de Ciudadania

La YWCA esta asociada con Alianza Hispanoamericana, NFP, Inc. para proveer asistencia gratis de Inmigracion y Naturalizacion para ayudar inmigrantes y refugiados a convertirse en Ciudadanos de Estados Unidos. Alianza es una Agencia Acreditada por el Departamento de Justicia (DOJ) que se especializa en asistencia de inmigracion.

La YWCA y Alianza estaran ofreciendo servicios de ciudadania gratis en la YWCA en Elgin. Estaremos ofreciendo talleres de educacion para la comunidad, Ingles como Segundo idioma (ESL)/Naturalizacion y/o Aplicaciones de Accion Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA por sus siglas en ingles).

Este programa es posible gracias a un premio obtenido por la Coalision en Illinois para Los Derechos de Inmigrantes y Refugiados, Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Illinois y La Nueva Iniciativa Americana.


Cinderella’s Closet has been canceled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
This event will not be rescheduled. If you are in need of a dress, please contact Sherry Kinser, Cinderella’s Closet Coordinator, at to schedule an appointment.

YWCA Elgin Program/Event Updates

03.21.2020 UPDATE – Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Illinois Governor Pritzker’s shelter-in-place order, the YWCA Elgin will be temporarily closed in order to ensure the safety of our clients, staff, and the entire community. Please check back or follow us on social media for updates.

School Age Child Care (SACC) will be closed until April 7th.

Adult Education (English as a Second Language) will be canceled until further notice.

Family Literacy will be canceled until further notice.

Thank you for understanding. We hope everyone stays safe during this time and we look forward to returning to our regular schedule soon.