Who We Are

Pathways to Citizenship was formed in 2013 by members of Solana Beach Presbyterian Church to help immigrants from around the world navigate the complex legal and cultural pathways to U.S. citizenship.

We are a caring and dedicated team of attorneys and Department of Justice (DOJ) Accredited Representatives who are authorized to practice immigration law.

We bring experience and a holistic, personal approach to help our neighbors on their pathway to citizenship.

Citizenship and ESL tutoring are now online.

Contact us to be paired one on one with a new student.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help local immigrants navigate the complex legal and cultural pathways to citizenship.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the most trusted and qualified provider of legal and educational services for our immigrant neighbors in San Diego.

Our Values


We serve and care about our clients on a personal level. We spend time getting to know each client and understand their unique situation.


We do what is best for each client and what is right. Our clients and students trust us to support them during every step of their life-changing journey toward citizenship.


We provide honest assessments of every legal situation, and our applications have a near-perfect record of approval by USCIS. Our ESL and citizenship programs prepare clients and students for the next step on their pathway.

Board of Directors

Judy Enns, Board Chair

Steve Carlton, Board Development Chair

Gail Steel, Communications Chair

Paula Nance, Board Secretary

Steven Goe, Finance Chair

Ana Garcia Olson, Board Member

Brian Sipe, Board Member

Juan Castañeda, Board Member

Our Staff


Executive Director


Case Manager

D.O.J. Accredited Representative


Director of Legal and Operations


Outreach Manager

D.O.J. Accredited Representative


Legal Services Representative

D.O.J. Accredited Representative

Our Partners

Erin Lee, Attorney at Law (Immigration)

Fragoman LLP (Immigration)

Mark Greany, Attorney at Law (Criminal Defense)

Steven Ratner, Attorney at Law (Trust and Estates)

World Relief


The Coastal Community Foundation



Bongiorno's New York Pizzeria


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120 Stevens Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075, USA

(858) 509-2589


Pathways to Citizenship is a 501(c)(3)

nonprofit organization.

Federal Tax ID #46-2522640

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