Keystone offers two free EL/Civics classes provided through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The program has EL/Civics classes, morning and evening, in three semesters: fall, winter, and spring. Keystone also offers EL/Civics in the summer. Students attend class twice a week with 2.5 hours of instruction per class.
Students in EL/Civics class study English, U.S. history and civics, and interview skills needed to pass the U.S. naturalization interview and exam. The Naturalization process takes about four to six months from start to finish, so it is essential to be prepared! Keystone recommends students take this course four months to one year before applying for naturalization.
Students interested in EL/Civics class should contact Susan Clauser, Adult Education Director, at the Keystone Opportunity Center’s office. For more information on naturalization eligibility, forms, fees, and study materials, visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services at http://www.uscis.gov/.
With Pennsylvania schools being closed indefinitely, we are reaching out to students and working to find ways to continue providing classes virtually. Students may contact our Education Department directly at 267-663-1001.
As COVID-19 continues to spread where people come in contact with each other, we are halting pickups at our Food Pantry while we evaluate alternative options. And please note that the Pantry is not accepting any donated items at this time. Hold onto these items and donate them after the infection period has passed.
Fresh For All
To ensure social distancing, Fresh For All will be canceled until further notice.
Clients in need can still reach out to Keystone at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling our Community Case Manager at 215-723-5430 x130.
Clients in our Rapid Rehousing programs in Bucks and Montgomery counties can continue communicating with staff while they are working remotely via the contact info provided when you joined the program, or email us at email@example.com. If you are currently experiencing homelessness and need to sign up for the program, dial 2-1-1.
Our affordable housing clients are encouraged to stay home, and are able to pay rent online by clicking here.
Keystone’s offices are closed to the public, but staff are Working remotely. Contact staff through firstname.lastname@example.org.