Providing Free, High Quality Citizenship Services to San Francisco

Many Partners, One Initiative

The San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative is a unique partnership between the City & County of San Francisco, local and national philanthropic foundations, and community-based service providers.


Immigration Service Providers

Self-Help for the Elderly (Lead Agency)
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
International Institute of the Bay Area
Jewish Family and Children’s Services
La Raza Community Resource Center
We Rise SF Labor Center for Immigrant Justice


Our initiative is supported by the generosity of the following foundations:

Asian Pacific Fund
City and County of San Francisco – Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs
Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
The San Francisco Foundation


Partners/Technical Advisors

Cities For Citizenship
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR)
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
New Americans Campaign (NAC)
San Francisco Public Library



The San Francisco Pathways is a proud site of the New Americans Campaign, a national network of legal-service providers, faith-based organizations, businesses, foundations and community leaders that is paving a better road to citizenship. This national network is modernizing and streamlining access to naturalization services, so that greater numbers of legally qualified permanent residents take the critical step to becoming American citizens.