The Maura Clarke-Ita Ford (MCIF) Center

Rating: 4.89 stars   116 reviews


75 Lewis Avenue 1st Floor Brooklyn NY 11206 USA


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.


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


English as a Second Language (ESL), GED Preparation in Spanish, Computer Literacy, Citizenship Preparation, and Entrepreneurship

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I am moved both by the drive of the ESL students and the passion of the MCIF Center staff in helping recent immigrants live the American Dream. Sometimes that dream is as simple as providing an immigrant mother like current MCIF Center student Wendy Chen with the language skills she needs to communicate with her daughter's teacher.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

serve the ever growing wait list of immigrants who want to learn English.

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