The Maura Clarke-Ita Ford (MCIF) Center

Rating: 4.89 stars   116 reviews

Issues: Education, Job Training

Location: 75 Lewis Avenue 1st Floor Brooklyn NY 11206 USA

Mission: Our mission is to provide opportunities for developing self-esteem, individual growth, and educational learning skills that will enable women to claim and realize their own potential.
Results: MCIF Center has been serving the community of Bushwick since 1993. In that time we have educated and empowered over 2000 women and men in the area. Many have left the center and achieved a better life by continuing their education, obtaining jobs, and furthering their participation in the community.
Target demographics: Immigrant women and men of Bushwick, Brooklyn and the surrounding area
Geographic areas served: Bushwick, Brooklyn and the surrounding area
Programs: English as a Second Language (ESL), GED Preparation in Spanish, Computer Literacy, Citizenship Preparation, and Entrepreneurship
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 11-3188470
(718) 452-0167
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Rating: 5 stars  

My experiencia about in this Center is:
I feel more certaindy,more conford because I anderstand and speak
English.In I was loock a job is more better for my.and my life to.
And I feel good in this Center because I have many oportunities.
Thank you.
Mr Aaron Corbin.




I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This Organization is very good in this area because is not to far where I live. My experienced is excelent because .I 'm looking for a job better for my and my family. , is better for me .

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to make changes in this organization. More days for computer class, And English class for the night.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

My cousin let me know abaut this center.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

This group change my life because I speak and anderstant better . English now. My litter problem is to write. Thank you.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I Am Feel happy to know this center ; because the teaching in this
center is very well. They teachers are excelent and has patience
and comunication with the students also to explain the class
very well .

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My experience of this organization has been marvelous with the teachers;now I can speak better also I feel most confidence because can to express better than before This is my experience here Thanks .

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i would like this center to offer more English clasess. or more programs how computers clasess nigth. or saturday class.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

My son teacher to recomended this center.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

To know this group change my life ,because now can write,speak, read little English i can help my son in the school A'm very thanful with this center thank very mucho.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hello my name is Gabriela Fernandez. I'm a student at the MCIF center in class level 2. My experience at MCIF is very good. My mind is clear and I understand what people say when they speak to me. Honestly I feel fine with the MCIF center it gives me security and I have time to study. The center has different people to come in and talk abaut problems that I may have.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In that I have a bigger interest in. I feel more confident,and I'm happy with the results.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like more time in class to learn English.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Okay

How did you find this group?

I found out about MCIF from a friend.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Now I can help my children with their home work more.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

During seasontime in the MCIF Center .I understand more English before I came here. Now I can read,speak more better English.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My personal experience is in my job,because I'm was selected Employee of de month last November 20l0. My Employer gave me a certificate.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to the Organization. I would like to see more relivant programs to benefit the students.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

From My Friend

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

This Center has changed my life becouse now. I have more opportunities in my life..i undestand more English i read and I speak more.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

My personal experience about the center.
I like M.C.I. Because has given me the opportunity, to lear .English
with other people from diferent,nation and religion.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In my expirence,I personaly have been had a wonderfull opportunity,to learn English much better than before,so now I feel confident, because I can speak with my children's teachers. Thanks.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this center. I would like to have opportunity to extend more day for computer class on friday and saturday. Thanks.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

I find this group by my friends. Told about it.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

This group, has changed my life because ,I feel like coming Monday to thursday. Thank to my teachers, they encouraged me with their knowledge ,and their patience.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

My experience about this center I feel confident because now I can speak
more english and understand and
I have more opportunity to study.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My personal experience about this center is woudeful becaus I understand more english and speak but I need to study more.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like changes in this organization, I would like to have more teacher about conversation on fridays no in tha class days.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

I found this group by my friend

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I will recommend another person about this program because could change their life.they will improve their English, my life has change now I can speak more english . Thank you to my teachers.They encoraged me with my writigskills.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

my experience in this to have opportunities meet other culturals and people. also that there are oeople who like to help others without anything in return.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

before i came this center could'nt speak read and write. but now everything is different because i can start some conversation with other people, and explain my goals.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give more money to this center to help more people.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

some flyer on the street

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

now i can talk with other people on the street and i can read the newspaper and i can write something.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

MCIF Center is a beatiful center. The teachers are very nice, and very professioal. I feel very good at the MCIF center.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My experienced about this organization is very good because now I feel more comfortable when I talk English. I can read and write better now.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would like more hours, more computer class, or classes in the evening.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

By a friend

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

This center changed my life because now I can speak English with my children also I can help with their homework. I would like tank you for each person who work in this center to help me

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

My expirence is very good because I'm thankful for mcIF bringing me the opportunity the learn English

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Talkig to people and learning how to write in english.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Like to see more english classes.Also more classes to learn computer.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

My frend told me about MCIF.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I can speak English more and can write more in English .

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

My Experience about MCIF center is nice . Bicause I`m Learning English ,computacion, manualities,GED. Thankyou for all MCIF center.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

MCIF changed my life by learning English. This group Help me a betther person every day.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I` m would like more Teachers for the center, I`m would like more dictionarys.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

By my friends

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

changing my life learning English.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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