Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: June 28, 2011, 10:27 PM
The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) of Malden, MA is a non-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 has been providing free year-round English classes to immigrant and refugee adults in Greater Boston since 1992. It serves more than 900 students each year with six levels of intensive English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes.
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. To help students achieve their goals, The ILC also offers specialty classes such as citizenship exam preparation, computer literacy, family literacy (parenting-related English lessons), a theater class where students write and perform plays about their immigrant experiences and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam preparation for college-bound students.
The ILC further supports immigrants through its Public Education Institute, which informs Americans about the economic and social contributions of immigrants in our society. The Institute uses a research-based approach to create reports, articles, presentations and conferences for researchers, educators, policy makers, media and the general public. In 2010, it launched an Immigrant Research and Information website (http:www.immigrationresearch-info.org/) to provide easy access to comprehensive research about U.S. immigrants.