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Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
  • 38 Ash Street, Boston, MA 02111
  • 617-249-2995
  • Education | English as a Second or Other Language
ESOL for College and Career Readiness
Program activities:

The ESOL for College and Career Readiness classes enhance the job and college readiness of adult immigrants with limited English proficiency, many of whom are unemployed or underemployed, through ESOL instruction including topics such as civics, family life, city life, American culture, academic readiness, job readiness and skill-building in digital literacy, soft skills, literacy and fluency. Participants will also meet quarterly with an advisor to receive one-on-one goal-setting and counseling services with the option to meet more often as-needed. During the program participants will build the motivation and self-confidence to apply and interview successfully for jobs or colleges as appropriate for their interests and career goals.

Other program activities include:

  • Field Trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Conversation classes (optional)
  • 1-1 Tutoring (optional, as space allows)
  • End of year celebration

This program is offered in our Quincy and Boston location

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Adult immigrants with limited English proficiency

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 11
Total hours: 9
Program duration: 39 weeks
Rolling Admission: Yes
Number of cycles: 2
Program start dates: Apr (TBD), 2024
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
10:00am-12:30pm or 6:00pm-8:00pmESOL class w/embedded Job Readiness & case mgt
FlexibleESOL asynchronous instruction/homework
Other Schedule Information: ESOL for College and Career Readiness classes run only September – June, there are no classes in July or August. Students may join the classes in September, January, or April. There are 2 class times available: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM or 6:00 PM-8:30 PM. Tuesday and Wednesday class is required in-person and Thursday class is required on Zoom. There are 1.5 hours of homework/asynchronous instruction to be completed by students each week.
Is the program offered remotely? Hybrid
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

38 Ash Street Boston, MA 02111Closest transit stop is Tufts Medical Center on the Orange and Silver Lines
1458 Hancock Street, Suite 306 Quincy, MA 02169 Closest transit stop is Quincy Center on the Red Line and Middleboro/Lakeville, Kingston, and Greenbush Commuter Rail Lines
Other requirements: Adult immigrant with limited English proficiency; low-income; work authorization
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, Basic skills gain

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Fred Bennett
Telephone: 617-249-2995
Ext: 1029
Program code: BCNC-EDUC-CCR
ABAWD Qualifying? No