Some of the volunteers are immigrants themselves who honed their English skills through taking classes at The Immigrant Learning Center. The students speak 36 different native languages from Arabic to Korean to Spanish. The volunteers not only get the satisfaction of helping their students attain goals such as getting a job, entering college, becoming a citizen or starting a business, they learn some of the student's language and culture in the process. This kind of learning exchange helps to create an environment of cultural and linguistic appreciation in our communities. New volunteers are always welcomed. For more information about the volunteer program, contact Holly Jones at 781-332-9777.
Volunteers in photo
Front row/seated (from left to right)
Nerilise Michel, Meenakshi Arora, Dolores Aguero, Anne Whalen, Ching-Ying (Lydia) Hsieh
Middle row (from left to right)
Norma Staples, Inna Babitskaya, Stavroula (Star) Demitre, Susan Dosick, Sally Cavanaugh, Pam DeGroot
Back row (from left to right)
John Saylor, Claudette Aspilaire, Margaret Drees, Viji Kalyanasundaram, Sangeeta Tiwari, Randy Welch
About The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping immigrants and refugees become successful workers, parents and community members. Based in Malden Massachusetts, the Learning Center offers free year-round English classes to adult immigrants and refugees from throughout Greater Boston. The ILC's Public Education Institute supports immigrant integration by educating the public about the positive impact immigrants have on the American economy and communities. For more information visit http://www.ilctr.org.