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Improved English skills are a gateway to higher paying jobs and educational opportunities. A 2020 report from The Boston Foundation confirmed that English classes offer powerful and almost immediate returns for immigrants seeking economic advancement, though the region has a significant shortfall of class seats available to interested students. English also empowers immigrants to participate in their communities as leaders and advocates, helping to overcome systems of oppression that harm immigrant families and their access to opportunities.

La Colaborativa offers free, virtual and in-person English classes at the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels in three sessions each year. Our classes are culturally relevant and focus on English language skills for the workplace and economic advancement. La Colaborativa also hosts Cafecitos – informal opportunities for members to practice their English conversation skills while connecting with other community members.

Through a partnership with Harvard University’s Phillips Brooks House Association we can also refer interested students to classes taught by Harvard students.

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Philip White

Philip White
Director of Workforce Development