JFS has been awarded a competitive two-year $450,000 Citizenship and Integration Grant from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This grant enables us to both continue and to expand our work helping legal permanent residents become citizens of the United States.

“We’re excited to have received this grant and look forward to our continued partnership with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,” said Robert Radin, JFS Citizenship and Immigration Program Director. “We began this program 12 years ago with seed money from the department, and the demand for our services has grown exponentially ever since. This funding will allow us to expand educational and legal services for all immigrants and refugees in Hampden County. And this work is integral to our mission as a Jewish organization, embodying each of our core values: to promote human dignity, to treat everyone with compassion, to approve the conditions of our communities, and to act, always, with integrity.”