PHOENIX - A group is offering free legal help this weekend to Phoenix metro area residents applying for US citizenship.

Citizenship Now! is accepting appointments at the Virginia Piper Auditorium in Phoenix for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All services for lawful permanent residents will be free of cost.

This program started at the City University of New York and has launched in Phoenix to provide free immigration consultations and application assistance.

This initiative is a partnership with the University of Arizona’s Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

The legal team will partner with a health unit to promote citizenship screening and referrals in Hispanic neighborhoods.

To schedule an appointment, please call (602) 827-2640.

When: Dec. 10, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Virginia Piper Auditorium in downtown Phoenix