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Civic Classes given by New-York Historical Society.

The New-York Historical Society now offers FREE civics classes for green card holders on the path to American citizenship. The 32-hour course prepares permanent residents for the civics test portion of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization interview

Voters Registered by DUSA since 2015

1.8 million Dominican Americans nationwide. We aim to engage every one of them

Legal Permanent Residents eligible to become citizens


Civic Engagement

DUSA has a strong commitment to enhancing the civic participation of Dominican-Americans by increasing their engagement in the political process. Our efforts to increase civic engagement include voter registration, voter mobilization, helping our community naturalize as US Citizens, and many more activities.

Social Integration

Putting a spotlight on the contributions Dominican-Americans make every day to the US, and empowering our young future leaders. Our community is now over 1.8 million strong nationwide, and we aim to engage every one of them.


Economic Integration

We seek to connect these immigrant communities with the tools and resources necessary to realize their full potential and take full advantage of the opportunities this country has to offer.



Jamily & Katie Duarte, two sisters who volunteered at our recent citizenship workshop in Brooklyn, discuss why DUSA’s work and citizenship matter.
DUSA is committed to adding to the body of knowledge and research that filters down to the level of national and sub-national ethnicities such as Dominican-Americans

Together with Catalist, a leading analytics research firm, DUSA developed the first ever Dominican Model, a statistical model created to identify whether or not someone is of Dominican origin. This model and the work DUSA did with it was the basis for dozens of other ethnicity data models.

This data provides DUSA with a unique ability to connect our community with a network of social, legal, and financial service providers and links Dominicans in the U.S. with the tools and information they need to become fully active and integrated into the fabric of our country.

Be a part of our movement! We have been able to accomplish plenty with help from regular people in the community. Just imagine what we could accomplish if you made a contribution today or volunteered your time to our cause. Your contribution can help to register a new voter, educate them about the civic process, mobilize them to vote, or even naturalize a new citizen. Every contribution helps to strengthen our community and our democracy!


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