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ESL and ABE Program Directories and Organizations
Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline
The Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline provides referrals to over 300 adult education programs that offer one-on-one tutoring, small-group or classroom instruction to adult learners. We provide information about basic reading, math, adult basic education, English language training, family literacy, High School Equivalency Test preparation or testing sites.
Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement
The purpose of the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA) is to strengthen the ability of diverse cultural and linguistic communities to play an active role in the economic, civic, social and cultural life in the city of Boston. MOIA acts as a catalyst for providing opportunity, access and equality for immigrants, and highlights the contributions and the essential role that immigrants have played and continue to play in making Boston the world class city that it is.
English for New Bostonians
The mission of English for New Bostonians is to increase access to high-quality English language learning opportunities for adult immigrants.
We help high school and post-high school students find the right education option beyond high school; successfully apply and enroll; find scholarships and financial aid; and find lifelong learning opportunities to navigate their higher education and career journey as the needs arise.
Help for Homeless College Students / Affordable Colleges Online
This guide was created to help college students who struggle today with reliable housing, bills, tuition and other financial challenges. The guide focuses on the various (and perhaps unknown) on-campus, off-campus, and online resources these students can turn to for help.
New England Literacy Resource Center
New England Literacy Resource Center works to strengthen adult literacy services in New England through sharing and collaborative projects among adult literacy professional development providers, practitioners and policy-makers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
System for Adult Basic Education (SABES)
The System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES) is the ABE professional development (PD) system of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS) unit.
Every adult has a right to literacy. We develop and promote adult literacy learning, content, and programs to help adult learners, and we advocate on their behalf.
Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS)
LINCS is a professional learning platform for adult educators funded by the U.S. Department of Education..
National Coalition for Literacy
We are a national coalition of the leading national and regional organizations dedicated to advancing adult education, family literacy, and English language acquisition in the U.S. We’re here to help advocates, leaders, and others who care about literacy make a positive difference advocating for adult education and family literacy.
Citizenship and Immigration
MIRA Coalition (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition)
The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) is the largest organization in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. They serve the Commonwealth's one million foreign-born residents with policy analysis and advocacy, institutional organizing, training and leadership development, and strategic communications.
Rian Immigrant Center
Our team of staff and volunteers specialize in providing support throughout the naturalization process – from assessing eligibility, to assisting with the application itself, to supporting new Americans in becoming fully engaged citizens. We also offer citizenship education programs that help students prepare for the naturalization exam and interview. For more information on citizenship legal services or workshops, contact our Center at 617.542.7654
Project Citizenship offers free workshops, eligibility screening, application assistance, legal referrals and all materials needed to apply for U.S. citizenship. In addition, Project Citizenship works collaboratively with community-based partners in Massachusetts to provide a range of support services, civics instruction, application assistance, and ESOL classes.
Job Preparation and Training
Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers
A network of One-Stop Career Centers throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts form the foundation of the state's delivery system for employment and training services for job seekers, employers, and their workers.
City of Boston Resource Centers
Satellite offices of the One Stop Career centers in the city, these locations offers resume and interviewing workshops; one-on-one career guidance; and access to copy and fax machines, as well as computers equipped with high-speed Internet, all free of charge.