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The Maura Clarke-Ita Ford (MCIF) Center

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Education, Job Training

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

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Community Stories

68 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.




Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

The center help me to speak clearly
and understand more enghish in my life.
now I watch more programs in english.
Before I didn' watch programs in english
Now I read the newspaper in english

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am happy about this program because you can share with more people and I saw with the center helpful me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My personal experience about the center is :
I feel well because I am learning Engles and and computer.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have alot of experience at this center because I have more opportunities in my life to understand English.
This center has different programs to help people.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am feel very happy in this Center, because my teacher and my classmates are very helpful to me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to this school because, I want to speak English and help
my children with their homework. Also the class and my teacher is a very good person.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was very happy for tha opportunity that was given to me to learn English at the maura-klarke ita ford center. My experience is very good.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came here because one my friends studied here and she said it was very good and is to close may aparment naw I can to ask questions on the s.t so I'm happy in my jop because now I can to make people tolk with cooks, waiter whit everyyone I'm feel will in the school is not too spensive, the class are interesting the teacher is to patient. I think what we need to get out in groups for practice our english.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I like everything at m.c.i.f.
I took english to read and to speak english read and to
Speak better.
I have been in n. y, for a long time and
Did not speak perfect english.
I would change the school by a doing
An elebator and and have at diferent times for
The techer's for ekample fron lunch
To 6.p.m . or 8. p,m, becouse I need to work.

i TOOK ENGLISH TO READ AND TO SPEAK BETTER.
i HAVE BEEN IN N.Y. FOR A LONG TIME AND DID NOT SPEAK
pERFECT ENGLISH.
I WOLD CHANGE THE SCHOOL BY A DOING ON ELEVATOR AND
HAVE AT DIFERENTE TIMES FOR THE TICHER'S FOR EXAMPLE
FOR LUNCHE TO 6 P.M. OR 8.P.M. BECOUSE I NEED TO WORK.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I like the school because it is has very good the teachers. I practice English sentenses and study my book. My friend Jetssia speaks Engish to me.My teacher speaks English and we to practice words and write test. I like the school because it is very good for me. I can help my children with their homework. With his books, write sentenses and when we have a apoiment for the Dentis and Doctors.