Thousands of Children Participate in USCIS National Children's Art Project
WASHINGTON —Yesterday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officially unveiled the National Children’s Art Project, an initiative launched this summer inviting children to illustrate the theme, “We Are America.” Children across the country submitted more than 5,000 works of art in response.
“The creativity of the children’s art and words, and the enormous response we received to our initiative, are inspiring,” said USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas. “The children’s art will be displayed in our offices around the United States as an important reminder of our agency’s mission.”
In June, USCIS invited children to capture in drawings and in words their responses to the following question: “People have come from all over the world to become Americans. Why does that make us great?”
The children’s art will be on display in more than 80 offices as USCIS hosts a series of open houses to strengthen its community presence and partnership. Each office will have the work of children from its local community on display. Participants in the art project will also have the opportunity to talk about their featured submissions during the open houses.
Children’s artwork from the project will also be on display at USCIS headquarters in Washington, D.C. and on the USCIS Children’s Art Gallery Web page at www.uscis.gov.