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ENB funded programs

ENB Funded Programs

English For New Bostonians provides funding, training and technical assistance to organizations that serve diverse limited English speakers across the City of Boston. The organizations are located in Roslindale, Chinatown, South End, Roxbury, East Boston, Allston-Brighton, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Hyde Park.
We currently support three types of programs across multiple levels of English instruction:

    ESOL Pathways

    ESOL For Parents and Caregivers

    English for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

 ENB welcomes collaborations among programs, especially those that provide innovative, intensive, or comprehensive services for students.  For information about our grants and the grantmaking process, please contact

The following is a list of our Grantees by program for fiscal year 2022.


Organizations offering ESOL Pathways:
Asian American Civic Association (AACA) Chinatown
AACA offers a hybrid class, meeting in person biweekly and using distance learning, targeted for immigrants with a bachelor’s degree or higher and high-intermediate English proficiency. The program prepares people to continue their careers in STEM and other professional occupations.

East Boston Community Council (EBCC), East Boston
EBCC offers two classes, low and high intermediate, for Latinas. The ESOL classes are
combined with on-site babysitting for pre-school aged children, parent education, community
resources, social services and individual counseling.

Educational Development Group (EDG)
, Roxbury/South End
EDG offers intensive beginner and intermediate English Innovations™, in EDG’s Accelerated
English program designed to address learners’ goal of faster English acquisition. EDG offers
access to computers, as well as GED, literacy and citizenship classes for diverse immigrant

Gardner Pilot Academy (ESOL) Adult Education Program, Allston-Brighton
GPA offers four evening ESOL classes, from beginner to high-intermediate, for parents of Gardner Elementary School students and other Allston-Brighton residents. The program builds skills for independence and life-long learning, honoring experiences that each student brings to the program.

Gilbert Albert Community Center (GACC), Dorchester
GACC offers three morning classes, targeted to newly arrived Haitian immigrants. Classes range from survival literacy through intermediate.

Haitian Multi-Service Center/Catholic Charities (HMSC), Dorchester
The HMSC offers a survival literacy afternoon class and a high-intermediate evening ESOL next steps class, serving primarily Haitians living in the Dorchester-Mattapan-Hyde Park area. ENB support enhances the
quality of instruction and support for this underserved population.


​Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI) Mattapan

IFSI's ESOL program has served over 1000 students since its inception in spring 2020.  ENB funds

support a range of levels of in-person classes, primarily serving Haitian immigrants.

Jamaica Plain Community Centers (JPCC) Adult Learning Program, Jamaica Plain
JPCC offers adult learners one survival literacy ESOL class and one beginning ESOL class at
the community center.

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), Hyde Park
Hyde Park JVS offers one beginning level ESOL class and one survival literacy class in Hyde
Park, serving primarily Haitian immigrants and refugees who hail from Hyde Park and Mattapan.

Maverick Landing Community Services (MLCS),  East Boston
MLCS offers an English Innovations ™ class that integrates best practices with technology job
readiness, and placement.

Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH), East Boston
NOAH offers three ESOL level 1 classes and one ESOL level 2 class, as part of organizing and leadership development efforts in East Boston.

St. Mark Community Education Program, Dorchester
SMCEP offers both ESOL and Citizenship preparation, through three evening classes, beginner through intermediate, as well as computer instruction.

YMCA of Greater Boston, International Learning Center (ILC)Boston
The ILC offers one evening high intermediate ESOL Bridge to Opportunity class.  The 6-hour/week class helps advanced ESOL learners strengthen English skills to meet employment and/or education goals. An Academic Coach/Career Counselor meets one on one with Bridge students to create and update an action plan based on students’ self-assessment, career exploration and plan for next steps.

Organizations offering ESOL for Parents and Caregivers:
Action for Boston Community Development, Southside HeadStart Adult ESOL Program 
(ABCD), Roslindale
ABCD Southside offers two morning classes for parents of Head Start children and children at a neighboring elementary school.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), Chinatown
BCNC offers one intermediate ESOL for Parents and Caregivers morning class serving Cantonese - and Mandarin-speaking immigrant parents of children at the Josiah Quincy Elementary school and other Boston Public Schools.

Boston Public Schools Department of Adult Education/Newcomer Assessment Center, Roxbury
BPS Adult Education offers one low-level class for parents in Dorchester, Roxbury, and around Boston at the Newcomers Assessment and Counseling Center in Madison Park High School.

East Boston Harborside Community School (EBHCS), East Boston
EBHCS offers two afternoon classes, one beginner and one intermediate, for parents of children at the
Umana, Otis, and other schools in East Boston.

Julie's Family Learning Program (JFLP), Dorchester
JFLP offers one class for families at the Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINCA), a Boston Public School in Dorchester that embraces new immigrant adolescent English language learners and their families.

Winship Elementary School, Brighton

ENB delivers two levels (beginner and intermediate) of ESOL classes for parents of Winship students, with childcare provided. Parents from two other local schools will be invited to join.

Organizations offering English for Immigrant Entrepreneurs:
East Boston Harborside Community School (EBHCS), East Boston

EBHCS offers an intermediate level class for members of worker-owned cooperatives in East
Boston. The co-ops are formed and supported under the umbrella of the Center for
Cooperative Development and Solidarity.

Gardner Pilot Academy (GPA) Adult Education Program, Allston-Brighton
The GPA offers an evening class for owners of a variety of small businesses including cleaning
companies, construction, painting, moving, and translation services.

YMCA of Greater Boston, International Learning Center (ILC), Boston
ILC offers an evening class for small business owners in Roxbury.


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