IMMIGRANT LEARNING CENTER INC

Rating: 5 stars   29 reviews

Issues: Education, Human Services, Immigration

Location: 442 Main St Malden MA 02148 USA

Mission: The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) of Malden, MA, is a not-for-profit organization that helps immigrants and refugees become successful workers, parents and community members through direct service programs and public education. Our direct service program provides free year-round English classes to immigrant and refugee adults in Greater Boston. The ILC further supports immigrants through the Public Education Institute, which informs Americans about the economic and social contributions of immigrants in our society.
Results: We help more than 900 immigrant and refugee adults learn English each year and have served more than 8,000 since our inception. By improving their English skills, ILC students achieve goals such as finding a job, entering college, starting a business, becoming a U.S. citizen and more. Our Public Education Institute uses a research-based approach to create reports, articles, presentations and conferences for researchers, educators, policy makers, media and the general public. It has published ten studies about Massachusetts immigrants as entrepreneurs, workers and consumers, and a book titled "Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts" about U.S. immigration.
Programs: Our direct services include six levels of intensive English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, citizenship exam preparation, computer literacy, family literacy (parenting-related English lessons) and a theater class where students write and perform plays about their immigrant experiences. Our Public Education Institute uses a research-based approach to create reports, articles, presentations and conferences for researchers, educators, policy makers, media and the general public.
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(781) 322-9777
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Rating: 5 stars  

I love volunteering for the Immigrant Learning Center in Malden MA! The staff, teachers and students are great! Helping in the classroom is not only a very rewarding way to share my knowledge of the English language, but it brings me a lot too. For me this is an excellent way to meet people, I learn about their cultures and homelands. And I can tell them about where I come from (moved here from Europe in 2008). It's challenging to teach people English who don't know the language yet, I have to be very creativity at times but that's what I like about it!

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Very Well

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The ILC is a wonderful organization of professionals bringing hope and the gift of language to many.

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Life-changing

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2012

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The ILC is a gift to the community and a beacon of hope to the wonderful people that come to this great country to seek freedom and the pursuit of happiness.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Beside the free English classes that the ILC is providing to the new immigrants to help them get enough knowledge to lead their lives, the ILC expanded its mission to educate the public about the positive impact that these immigrants have on this country. Because of the kindness,the hard work of the CEO and the high quality of its staff the ILC is a place where all the students feel secure and respected.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The ILC is an excellently managed non-profit organization and it does important work in the community by offering free english classes to immigrants. It also has a drama program and other initiatives (such as encouraging immigrants to speak up to police re: suspicious behavior) that increase the students' confidence and sense of belonging in the community. The ILC makes excellent use of donations from private and public sources. The staff is high caliber and hard-working. The CEO/Executive Director takes no salary or compensation. My sense is that the organization does not overspend on fundraising and development personnel/efforts -- The ILC's good works speak for themselves.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The ILC provides life-changing assitance to new Americans and in that process makes America stronger and more just.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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