Mayor Lee Launches SF Pathways to Citizenship Initiative to Naturalize Immigrants


The San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative is a three-year venture compromised of a public-private partnership and aims to promote citizenship & civic participation among San Francisco's naturalization-eligible immigrants.

“San Francisco is a model for the nation in welcoming immigrants and empowering new citizens, but we can do even better,” said Mayor Ed Lee. “This initiative will ensure that the 100,000 San Franciscans who are eligible for citizenship can pursue new opportunities and be part of building San Francisco’s economy and civic life from the very beginning.”

The initiative is supported by local foundations—including the Asian Pacific Fund, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, The San Francisco Foundation, The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, and the Walter & Elise Haas Fund—and the City and County of San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs.

The Immigrant Legal Resource Centers serves as a technical assistance provider to the collaborative.

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