Cheers and congratulations filled the air at Cabrini Immigrant Services (CIS), Dobbs Ferry, NY in celebration of two of our students becoming United States citizens!
Sabrina Grant, came to the office with a big smile on her face and announced, “I am an American citizen!” Sabrina has worked very hard with her tutor, Sr. Damien Ciminera, MSC, for about 3 years. She not only worked on preparing for her citizenship exam, she also worked on her reading, writing and even improved her skills working with money.
Sabrina is a native of Jamaica and could not wait until the day that she could call America home. Of course, Jamaica is and always will be close to her heart but now when she visits Jamaica, she will be coming home to the USA.
Sabrina’s smiling face and infectious laugh brings so much joy to CIS. Congratulations Sabrina!
Our other student, Alina Gajewska, was born in Poland. She, too, was so excited to pass her citizenship exam after a lot of hard work and study.
Alina has worked with her tutor, Mary Gallagher, for several years. She worked to improve her conversations in English, her reading and her writingskills, all the skills needed to pass the naturalization exam. It also took a lot of dedication and effort to learn the 100 questions about US Civics. Alina’s determination certainly helped her achieve her goal of becoming a US Citizen.
Congratulations Alina! We are so proud of all that you have accomplished.