The immigrant population in Los Angeles County is 3.5 million. 58 percent of Los Angeles children have at least one immigrant parent, and 44 percent of all Los Angeles households are headed by an immigrant. Cities for Citizenship (C4C) is a new national program that supports municipal naturalization for legal permanent residents. Mayor Eric Garcetti co-chairs C4C alongside the mayors of New York City and Chicago.
Working with Citibank and other financial programs, C4C will integrate a financial literacy component into its existing Citizenship Corners program, available through the public library system. It will also engage partners such as the LA Chamber of Commerce and the National Immigration Forum to bring citizenship and financial workshops to immigrant workers in their place of employment.
C4C is a public-private partnership, led by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs with Fund support and additional financial backing from Citibank.