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Archive for February, 2009

BECOMING A CITIZEN

LOCAL RESOURCES

Alameda County Library

Adult Literacy Program

  Free tutoring & small group instruction in reading and

  writing English, and tutoring to help you pass the new citizenship test.

Call us at (510) 745 1480 to sign up for tutoring.

https://write2read.wordpress.com/

 

Alameda County Library

Online test preparation

Learning Express Library

  Practice taking the  new U.S. Citizenship test at home or on the library’s internet computers    library card required.

http://www.aclibrary.org/research/articlesDataBases/default.asp?topic=ArticlesDataBases&cat=TestPreparation

 

 

Fremont Adult School

Citizenship Classes

Instruction to pass the U.S. Citizenship Test

Call FAS at (510) 793-6465

www.face.org

 

CITIZENSHIP RESOURCES

 

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

   includes a link to Redesigned (New) Naturalization Test

http://www.uscis.gov/newtest

 

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government

   Basic class in U.S. Government at high school reading level

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/index.html

 

Guide to Naturalization

   Information about the benefits & responsibilities of citizenship,

   eligibility requirements and an overview of the process.

http://www.uscis.gov/files/article/M-476.pdf

 

U.S. Immigration Handbook

    Actual U. S. law quoted and explained by private law firm

    specializing in immigration.

http://www.americanlaw.com/info.html

 

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

   includes a link to Redesigned (New) Naturalization Test

http://www.uscis.gov/newtest

 

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government

   Basic class in U.S. Government at high school reading level

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/index.html

 

Guide to Naturalization

   Information about the benefits & responsibilities of citizenship,

   eligibility requirements and an overview of the process.

http://www.uscis.gov/files/article/M-476.pdf

 

U.S. Immigration Handbook

    Actual U. S. law quoted and explained by private law firm

    specializing in immigration.

http://www.americanlaw.com/info.html

 

Fremont Main Library Reference Services                                     www.aclibrary.org

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The youth at the Juvenile Justice Center will celebrate Black History Month with Sarah Washington O’Neal Rush. Sarah is the great-granddaughter of Booker T. Washington

 

Tuesday, February 10th and Wednesday, February 11th

 

“Tell them that the sacrifice was not in vain. Tell them that by way of shop, the field, the skilled hand, habits of thrift and economy, by way of industrial school and college, we are coming. We are crawling up, working up, yea, bursting up. Often through oppression, unjust discrimination, and prejudice, but through them we are coming up, and with proper habits, intelligence, and property, there is no power on earth that can permanently stay our progress.” – Booker T. Washington – From acceptance speech upon receiving honorary master’s degree from Harvard University in 1896.

 

Rush only learned the significance of her family history as an adult. Attaining this information helped to dramatically change her life. Today, through speeches, writing, discussions, book readings, and interviews, she is on a crusade to help others change their lives, and discover their own extraordinary legacies. To demonstrate to her audiences that they can achieve anything, she shares her story of growing up in Oakland as an “at-risk” youth. She often parallels her story with her great-grandfather’s story of rising above slavery to become a famous educator, the founder of Tuskegee University, and the first African-American invited to dine in the White House. Today Rush is an author, and she holds a master’s degree in professional psychology.

 

A man who overcame near-impossible odds himself, Booker T. Washington is best remembered for helping black Americans rise up from the economic slavery that held them down long after they were legally free citizens. “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington

 

http://www.btwendreamcenter.com/index.html 

 

http://www.nps.gov/archive/bowa/btwbio.html 

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TELL A FRIEND

Do you know a friend who can use extra help with basic reading, writing, and spelling?

Does your friend want to get a job, but has difficulty completing the job application?

Do they need help studying for the driver’s license exam?

Do they want to read to their kids or help them with their homework?

Or do they want to learn basic computer skills while learning how to read and spell better?

The Alameda County Library offers free tutoring to help your friend read and write better. A New Student Class and individual tutoring are available now.

Don’t wait. Call us today at (510) 745-1480 to sign up for free tutoring. Tell a Friend!

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