Giving Immigrants a Voice
The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC), a not-for-profit organization in Malden, MA, has been helping immigrants find their voice for 21 years. More than 7,600 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 Immigrant Theater class was pioneered by The ILC in 2003. By combining traditional English as a Second Language (ESOL) techniques with story telling and performance, The ILC truly gives its students a voice. Each term, students in the Immigrant Theater Class write and perform an original play about their lives. The immigrant and refugee students gain English and public speaking skills. The audience gets a window into the immigrant experience. Click here to learn more.