The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. hosts events that educate, raise needed funds and promote cultural understanding. Individuals, businesses and organizations have the opportunity to become sponsors and “investors” in ILC programs while enjoying a special evening together. Sponsors are listed in ILC printed materials and are invited to visit the school to meet with students and see their investment hard at work.
Every year, The ILC honors Massachusetts business owners at the Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards Dinner. The ILC Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards highlight immigrants’ contributions to neighborhood revitalization, business growth, and scientific and technological innovation. The next Awards Dinner will be held on May 4, 2017.
Each fall, The ILC celebrates in style with dinner and entertainment to raise funds for free English classes for adult immigrants and refugees and public education on the contribution of immigrants. The 2016 Autumn Benefit was held October 26, 2016.
ILC Golf Classic
One of The ILC’s longest running events, the yearly Golf Classic provides supporters with a fun-filled day of golf, lunch, dinner and many opportunities to win prizes as well as support The ILC’s efforts to help adult immigrants and refugees become successful workers, parents and community members. The 2017 Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 12, 2017.
The ILC students come from 118 different countries speaking 64 different languages. Once a year they have an opportunity to share their heritage during The ILC’s International Day. The students plan a day full of song, dance, food and more from “home.”
It’s a dream come true for many Massachusetts immigrants. A new citizen swearing-in, or naturalization, ceremony is the fruition of a long journey and a lot of hard work on the part of newcomers to this country. The ILC sponsors a ceremony annually in Malden, MA.