CIANA Celebrates Soon-to-Be Citizen

Salima Shairzadeh (center, floral shirt) surrounded by CIANA clients, staff, and volunteers. Photo: Lena Gran. On November 11, CIANA celebrated Salima Shairzadeh, one of our Civics students and a legal and case management client, passing her citizenship exam. A client of CIANA since 2018, Salima is very excited to complete her journey towards citizenship. Salima recalls that it was very stressful as she initially did pass her naturalization interview on her first attempts. Yet, she never gave up, and after a lot of hard work, encouragement from CIANA staff, and coaching by our volunteer citizenship tutor, John, she called excitedly from the interview to tell us the good news that she had fi



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