On July 19, as part of JFS’s New American program, JFS was proud to host a citizenship celebration to recognize and honor our clients who have become naturalized citizens within the last year. Over 40 individuals, some with their families, attended the party, bringing with them excitement and fresh enthusiasm at officially becoming U.S. citizens!

Our party was a potluck event, and people were kind enough to bring along delicious foods and treats from a variety of home countries, including Brazil, Mexico and Haiti. Our guests talked with one another and shared their stories and experiences. The evening was full of laughter, good food and the best kind of American pride.

Today immigrant families in the United States are facing many challenges. JFS works to develop innovative, thorough and comprehensive resources to address the social, emotional and financial needs of new Americans in the Metrowest community. JFS specialists and volunteers provide a wide range of services—from direct case management and employment support, citizenship assistance, adult ESOL and civics instruction—to help struggling families meet basic needs and move toward self-sufficiency. We honor our clients’ strength and resiliency.

Congratulations on becoming American citizens!

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