San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship

Mayor Ed Lee

There are over 100,000 residents eligible for citizenship in San Francisco, 60 percent of whom are Asian. In response, we launched the three-year $1.2 million San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative to promote citizenship and civic engagement in partnership with Mayor Edwin M. Lee’s Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs, the San Francisco Foundation, Haas Jr. Fund, Haas Sr. Fund and other local funders. In 2013, the Asian Pacific Fund invested $50,000 towards this important effort. Since it’s launch, we have given $175,000 to date.

Our affiliate, Self-Help for the Elderly, is the lead agency of a coalition of service providers working to educate and empower residents eligible to apply for citizenship.