Project Overview

Step Forward LA is an initiative of the City of Los Angeles to provide resources and help to people applying for citizenship. We wanted to provide reasons why they should apply as well as a way to check their eligibility and what steps to take moving forward. There are resources available, but knowing what to look for can be cumbersome. This website was a way to guide people by the hand to help alleviate some of that burden.

Key Features

Eligibility Questionnaire

The first step on the path to citizenship is to check ones eligibility. We put together a simple yes/no form to help people get started.

Citizenship Process

We provided a visually interesting step-by-step guide on how to become a naturalized citizen.

Immigration Fraud

Unfortunately there are awful people who will take advantage of those seeking citizenship. It was imperative that we provide a section of the website to explain what immigration fraud is, how it can be avoided, and what to do if you are a victim. This section cross references resources on the Step Forward LA site as well as outside sources.


We included a city-managed database of course offerings throughout Los Angeles in the form of a map for easy navigation, as well as a multilingual directory of hotline numbers that provide citizenship assistance.