Students come to The Immigrant Learning Center from all corners of the world and all walks of life. They travel from 81 cities and towns around Greater Boston to Malden Center five days a week because they all share the burning desire to improve their lives, and the first step is learning English.
Since opening in 1992, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. has helped more than 8,600 immigrants and refugees from 118 countries learn English. Click here to see interactive maps showing where they came from and where they live now.
Student Profile from Fiscal Year 2015
Students Served: 929
Top Countries of Origin: Haiti, China, Morocco, El Salvador, Brazil, Vietnam
Top Cities of Residence: Malden, Everett, Revere, Medford,Boston
Gender: 67% Female, 33% Male
Median Age: 40
Education: 61% high school diploma or higher, 33% attended post-secondary school
When new students register they are evaluated to determine their incoming English proficiency, and they are asked to set one or more goals. English is a means to an end. By improving their English-language skills, students achieve goals such as finding a job, finding a better job, being promoted, entering a training program or college, buying a home, starting a business, and becoming a U.S. citizen. Click here to learn more about student achievements.
Meet the Students
You can often learn more from a personal story than statistics will ever tell you. Click on the photos below to learn more about some of our students.