Giving the Gift of Language
The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) of Malden, MA is a not-for-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 provides free year-round English classes to immigrant and refugee adults in Greater Boston. The ILC further supports immigrants through the Public Education Institute, which informs Americans about the economic and social contributions of immigrants in our society.
Immigrant Entrepreneurs Creating Jobs and Strengthening the U.S. Economy in Growing Industries: Transportation, Food and Building Services focuses on three industry sectors that are growing and have a high proportion of immigrants as entrepreneurs and workers. The study published by The ILC Public Education Institute in April 2013 uses a combination of data and expert interviews to shed light on these seldom examined engines of economic opportunity.
Massachusetts Immigrants by the Numbers, Second Edition: Demographic Characteristics and Economic Footprint is a sweeping statistical portrait of state-wide trends in immigration. This report offers a comprehensive look at Massachusetts immigrants from the most credible available data sources. This report was published by The ILC Public Education Institute in March, 2012.
Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Creating Jobs and Strengthening the Economy examines immigrant entrepreneurship in many different sectors, including neighborhood, growth, transnational, and science and technology firms, and demonstrates how these immigrant businesses create jobs for U.S. workers and contribute to America’s economic growth. The study was authored by The ILC Public Education Institute and published jointly by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Immigration Policy Center.