Making a Difference
We serve immigrant and refugee families through outreach and educational programs to assist them in becoming productive members of the community.
Our office is open from Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Visit our offices to learn more about our English and citizenship courses. Or call 978-683-7316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a class.
See below for details of our ESOL and citizenship classes starting in January.
From gathering the necessary information and documents needed to complete their applications to meeting individually with prospective citizens and assisting them as they prepare for their exam and interview, the program gently guides its participants through a seemingly overwhelming process ensuring that they stay the course and attain their citizenship status.
January 11 - March 15
Wednesday 9:00 to 11:00 AM
January 12 - March 16
Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 PM
$75 fee (optional textbook $25)
Free to Lawrence residents (partially funded by Lawrence CDBG funds)
In January we are offering three ESOL level 1 courses which last for twelve weeks. The fee is $125.
January 9 - March 30
Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 - 11:30 AM
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 -11:30 AM
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Morning classes are Workplace English and are free to Lawrence residents (partially funded by Lawrence CDBG funds)
We offer English classes for the workplace. These classes are sponsored by the City of Lawrence and are free to residents of Lawrence ($125 for others).
Free Youth Workshops
Our Youth Writing Program is open to 7th - 10th grade students. In a 12 session summer workshop, they will be exposed to various types of writing and explore many styles and examples. Hands on work will include writing assignments, group sharing and project rewrites. Students are encouraged to rely on their personal experiences by writing about families, and telling their stories as recent immigrants and as children of first generation immigrants and refugees.
Third Mondays of each month 6-8 pm
(free to students)
Our case managers provide advocacy, translation services, access to social services, and translation support for medical appointments. They collaborate with Elder Services of Merrimack Valley and the Lawrence Senior Center to link seniors to life-saving and preventative services that help seniors prosper in the community.
Our operations are supported by generous contributions from local and national organizations, including: