Funded Programs

Action for Boston Community Development, Southside HeadStart Adult ESOL Program, Roslindale
ABCD Southside’s Adult ESOL Program provides multiple levels of ESOL instruction to immigrants and refugees in Roslindale, Hyde Park and West Roxbury. ENB funding allows ABCD Southside to expand its capacity by offering three levels of morning ESOL for Parents classes for parents of HeadStart children and of children at a neighboring elementary school.

Asian American Civic Association (AACA), Chinatown
AACA provides limited English speakers and economically disadvantaged people with education, occupational training, and social services. ENB funds support a hybrid class which meets in person biweekly and uses distance learning- students communicate with their teachers by email and phone, and participate in occasional group instruction via social networking tools. This class is targeted for newly arrived immigrants with a bachelors degree or higher and high-intermediate English Proficiency- seeking to help this underemployed population meet their potential and prepare students to continue their careers in STEM occupations.

Boston Center for Youth and Families- Blackstone Community Center, South End
The Blackstone Community Center is one of the 35 Boston Centers for Youth and Families, serving the South End and Lower Roxbury Neighborhoods. ENB funds will support one ESOL for Parents and Caregivers class serving parents of children at the Blackstone Innovation School.

Boston Center for Youth and Families- Cleveland Community Center, Dorchester
The Cleveland Community Center is one of 35 Boston Centers for Youth and Families serving the Fields Corner neighborhood in Dorchester. ENB funds will be supporting one ESOL for Parents and Caregiver class at the Cleveland Community Center. This class is in collaboration with Smart from the Start, a family support, community engagement, and school readiness program. Smart from the Start will provide socialization groups for children birth to five while their caregivers are in English class. This collaboration allows parents whose children will soon be entering the Boston Public School System to be better prepared for and engaged in their child's education.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Chinatown
BCNC’s Adult Education Program provides recent Cantonese- and Mandarin-speaking immigrants with ESOL, computer literacy, employability skills and citizenship classes, as well as face-to-face and web- or CD-based tutoring. ENB funds support one intermediate ESOL for Parents and Caregivers morning class serving parents of children at the Josiah Quincy Elementary school in Chinatown and other Boston Public Schools.

Boston Public Schools Department of Adult Education/Newcomer Assesment Center, Roxbury
To adress the need for English classes among BPS parents, Boston Public Schools Department of Adult Education offers ESOL of Parents and Caregivers classes for parents of BPS students. ENB funds support one low-level class held at the Newcomer Assesment and Counseling Center in Madison Park, serving primarily the communities of Roxbury and Dorchester.

Brazilian Worker Center, Allston
The Brazilian Worker Center (BWC) is a grassroots organization, created and operated by Brazilians who support each other through education, training, organizing, and civic engagement. With ENB funds, BWC offers two evening ESOL classes targeted for Portuguese speaking Brazilian immigrants living in Allston.

Charlestown Adult Education, Charlestown
Charlestown Adult Education is part of the Boston Public Housing Corporation, serving adult learners in Charlestown. ENB funds support one afternoon ESOL/literacy class primarily serving residents of Charlestown's affordable housing complexes. This literacy class supplements their morning ESOL class, offering specialized liteacy support and a more intensive schedule. 

College Bound Dorchester, Dorchester
The Adult Education program at College Bound Dorchester offers a series of levels of instruction in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). ENB funds support one morning and one evening class for young adults in Dorchester, helping to promote high educational expectations for all residents of Dorchester and encouraging students to pursue a college degree.

East Boston Ecumenical Community Council (EBECC), East Boston
EBECC offers 3 levels of ESOL instruction to pregnant and parenting Latinas (beginner, high beginner-low intermediate and intermediate).  ENB funds Levels II and III of Latina ESOL on weekday mornings and early afternoon.  EBECC’s ESOL classes are combined with on-site babysitting and for pre-school aged children, parent education, community resources, social services and individual counseling.

East Boston Harborside Community Council, East Boston
Harborside Community Center is offering ESOL classes at the James Otis School with the ENB targeted funds for ESOL for parents/caregivers.  This family literacy program will meet two afternoons a week, offering one beginner and one intermediate class, both with a childcare program.  The program will use a contextualized curriculum to help parents not only learn English but to support their children’s success in school.

Education and Training YMCA International Learning Center (ILC), Boston
The International Learning Center (ILC) is part of the Education and Training branch of the YMCA of Greater Boston.  ENB funds ILC’s Bridge to Opportunity, a 6 hour a week class for Advanced ESOL learners (SPL 5+) who need to strengthen their English skills to meet their employment and/or education goals. In addition to the course work, an Academic Coach/Career Counselor regularly meets one on one with Bridge students to create and update an action plan based on student’s self-assessment, career exploration and plan for next steps.

Educational Development Group (EDG) , Roxbury/South End
ENB funding supports two classes, one full-time intensive beginner class and a daytime intermediate class, in EDG's Accelerated English Plus ESOL program, which is designed to address the need for faster English acquisition by immigrants of the greater Boston community.  EDG offers access to computers to assist in students’ accelerated learning, as well as GED, literacy and citizenship classes for diverse immigrant groups in Boston.

Gardner Pilot Academy (ESOL) Adult Education Program, Allston-Brighton
The Gardner Pilot Academy uses ENB funding to provide four ESOL classes from beginner to high-intermediate levels on two evenings for parents of Gardner Elementary School students and other Allston-Brighton residents.  The GPA ESOL program advocates learning through investigation while building skills for independence and life-long learning. The program honors the experiences that each student brings to the program as English skills are taught using themes and content which are related to the interests and needs of the learners, including their educational, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. This program is crucial to GPA’s efforts to involve parents in their children’s education, engage the community, and enable adult students to meet their personal, professional and community goals.

Gilbert Albert Community Center (GACC), Dorchester
GACC is a nonprofit organization located in Dorchester. Its mission is to educate, empower and advocate for Haitian families through a number of initiatives, including a program for adult learners of English called the English Language Network (ELN). Funded by the ENB, the ELN offers adults in the community beginning through intermediate level ESOL/literacy classes.

Haitian Multi-Service Center (HMSC), Catholic Charities Inc., Dorchester
HMSC’s Adult Education Program, which provides a full spectrum of educational services, uses ENB funds to maintain ESOL services to Haitian immigrants and refugees living throughout Boston. ENB's funds enhance the quality of instruction and support for this underserved population, which has a large presence in the Dorchester area. ENB funding procides a part time evening coordinator and two classes: a daytime ESOL I Health Literacy Class and a nighttime ESOL III- IV Next Steps class.

Jackson Mann Community Center, Allston-Brighton
Jackson Mann’s ENB-funded multimedia class serves high-beginning to intermediate ESOL learners who cannot attend a face-to-face class due to schedule constraints or waitlist and students who want to supplement their classes with online learning.  The students us an online English program to complete lessons, communicate with their teacher by email and phone, and participate in occasional group instruction via social networking tools.

Jamaica Plain Community Centers (JPCC) Adult Learning Program, Jamaica Plain
The JPCC Adult Learning Program offers adult learners of Jamaica Plain and other neighborhoods ESOL, ABE, and GED morning and evening classes as well as tutoring and computer instruction. ENBs funds provide for one survival literacy ESOL class and one beginning ESOL class.

Jewish Vocational Service, Downtown
JVS’s English for Advancement Program provides community-based adult ESOL classes with a focus on Next Steps.  ENB funding supports a level one class and a literacy class in Hyde Park, serving the Haitian community there and in Mattapan, extending the English for Advancement Program to beginner students.

Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH), East Boston
NOAH is a multi-service community development corporation centered in East Boston and serving the Greater Boston Region. NOAH focuses on expanding and maintaining the supply of quality affordable housing, providing numerous programs for low- and moderate-income clients, stabilizing neighborhoods, restoring the environment, and empowering youth and adults to create positive community change. NOAH provides ESOL classes as part of its organizing and leadership development efforts in the East Boston neighborhood. NOAH’s ENB funding supports four ESOL classes, three ESOL level 1 classes and one ESOL level 2 class.

Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC), Jamaica Plain
RIAC's mission is to promote cultural, educational and socioeconomic development in the refugee and immigrant community. In partnership with the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) in Roxbury,  RIAC offers two levels of evening ESOL classes funded by ENB. Classes are held at the ISBCC, which is the largest Islamic complex in New England, with numerous cultural and educational programs. Other services offered at RIAC, including refugee resettlement, social adjustment services, citizenship assistance, and counseling, complement the ESOL program.

South Boston en Acción, South Boston
SBEA offers ESOL instruction to Latino adults that leads to their continued study of English at other organizations, increased participation in neighborhood services/activities, and involvement in community improvement efforts. Their ESOL classes primarily serve women living in the Boston Housing Authority developments in South Boston. ENB funds support one class each at the beginner and low-intermediate levels. Each class meets two mornings a week for a total of 5 hours. The program offers on-site babysitting for children over one year of age.

St. Mark's Community Education Program, Dorchester
The St. Mark Community Education Program is located in central Dorchester on the St. Mark Parish campus.  SMCEP is both an ESOL program and a Citizenship program.  SMCEP offers computer classes and 5 ESOL classes at 3 levels, meeting on weekday evenings and Sunday mornings, to accommodate the schedules of working adult learners.  ESOL classes involve learning and using computers.  In partnership with the Irish Immigration Center, SMCEP offers a multi-service Citizenship program, including an English for Citizenship class on Saturday mornings and help in applying and preparing for citizenship. ENB funds 3 of St. Mark's ESOL classes that also include computer instruction.

Vietnamese-American Civic Association, Dorchester
The Vietnamese-American Civic Association (VACA) supports Vietnamese immigrants and refugees in Boston through ESOL classes, social services, and citizenship classes. ENB funds support VACA's two ESOL classes, one a morning low-level class and the other an evening intermediate class. VACA's close relationship and shared experiences with the Vietnamese community allows them to address the needs of their students and deliever an appropriate and effective curriculum.

Workers Education Program (WEP), Dorchester
Worker Education Program (WEP) is a non-profit workplace education program. The mission of WEP is to provide worker-centered educational and training opportunities to entry-level unionized workers. WEP partners with employers and unions to offer classes that help workers communicate better in English, increase their literacy skills, improve their math, acquire high school diplomas, explore career advancement, or prepare for college. ENB funding supports both a morning and evening ESOL class for immigrant Boston residents who are unemployed or underemployed.