Citizenship Classes / Clases de Ciudadanía

Universidad Popular is pleased to announce the start of our new FREE in-person Citizenship class starting Tuesday, August 15, 2023 from 5-7pm in San Marcos, California! These classes are open to the community. 


Every Tuesday
5pm - 6pm – English
6pm - 7pm – Spanish


San Marcos Elementary School
1 Tiger Way
San Marcos, CA 92069

Let’s help our brothers, sisters, parents, and grandparents who came to the United States in search of a better life and who are eligible to become citizens achieve this important milestone in our lives.

We will learn about U.S. history, government, and ways to become more civically involved in English and Spanish. Students will have the opportunity to learn in small groups, receive individualized tutoring, and will receive legal guidance from immigration attorneys to help them navigate the naturalization process. 

This program is made possible thanks to San Marcos Unified School District, Trustee Stacy Carlson, and the staff at San Marcos Elementary school for opening a classroom for our growing class. Additionally, we thank immigration attorney Maricela Amezola and Francisco Barragan for assisting our students in their application process. Our friends at Restoration Abbey, community educators and interns help our students practice their English skills. We also work with San Marcos City Councilmember Maria Nuňez and other elected leaders who teach us about local government and how to get involved in our community.


Universidad Popular is a grassroots community-based organization promoting health, education and nurturing a culture of trust and civic participation in our nation’s democratic process. Universidad Popular brings together leaders and educators with bold ideas who create programs that are culturally and linguistically responsive, data-driven, and social justice focused.




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