The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC), a not-for-profit organization in Malden, MA, has been helping immigrants find their voice for 23 years. More than 8,300 immigrant and refugee adults from across Eastern Massachusetts have benefited from our free, year-round English classes and gone on to find jobs, start businesses, enter training programs, go to college, become citizens, raise families and more.
The ILC’s Public Education Institute informs Americans about the economic and social contributions of immigrants in our society. The Public Education Institute injects the immigrant voice into public discourse about immigration.
The 2015 ILC Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Dinner honored outstanding Massachusetts immigrant entrepreneurs in four categories: outstanding business growth, neighborhood business, high-tech and life science. Special guests Governor Charlie Baker and Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash, Master of Ceremonies Dr. J. Keith Motley, University of Massachusetts Boston chancellor, and nearly 250 business and community leaders celebrated the achievements of the award winners and all 33 nominees.