BIIN is raising money to support students in our summer classes, which help people prepare for the interview and test portions of the naturalization process. BIIN’s free citizenship classes are an important service not available in every community. We have had students travel from as far away as Corpus Christi to attend. In these courses, students build crucial support networks with other students, which helps them increase knowledge, confidence, and preparedness. Our spring citizenship courses reached a record high enrollment in both Spanish and English classes. With your donation, we can continue providing free classes and course material for future citizens. To help contribute to our cause, click the button below:
The generous support of our donors makes our services to the immigrant community possible. We are espically grateful for our Sustaining Donors who pledge monthly or annual ammounts, assuring we can plan and provide efficient and effective support and advocay.
IN THE EVENT THAT YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO DONATE BUT WOULD STILL LIKE TO HELP OUT…
We would gladly take your time as volunteers to keep our operation running smoothly and effectively respond to the large amount of those in needs
Volunteers are needed in:
- For Citizenship Class:
- BIIN provides 10-week citizenship classes in English and Spanish three times a year (fall, spring, and summer) for those preparing for the citizenship exam. The curriculum centers on pertinent civics and U.S. history knowledge. Classroom instruction is dynamic and molded to the needs of our students. We are always in search of volunteers who can teach as well as tutors to support the teachers. No materials are needed–just bring yourself and a smile!Note: Spanish proficiency is not required for the English classes.
- For Conversation Partners:
- Because a variety of outside services exist in the Brazos Valley geared towards immigrants looking to learn English, BIIN does not host large-scale English language classes. Conversation Partners is a growing companion program to our citizenship classes that provides informal conversation practice for those looking to improve outside of the traditional classroom setting. Classes meet twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 pm. Volunteers work with students one-on-one or in small groups with practice geared towards the requirements of the English language portion of the citizenship exam. Students come in with varying levels of English knowledge. A positive attitude and patience is a must.