Claudia came to the United States from Honduras with her parents, younger sister and brother in 2014. Her parents made the difficult decision to leave everything they knew behind in search of a brighter future for their children, but a lack of English skills created a significant barrier.
Claudia and her siblings attended an American high school. After a year, she had not learned enough English to graduate, and she was too old to continue. Claudia was stuck with no high school degree and not enough English to attain the bright future her parents imagined.
This January, Claudia started learning English at The Immigrant Learning Center. In October, she started her very first job at Rang Indian Bistro. She is thrilled to be working and looking forward to all the possibilities opening to her as her English improves.
Thank you for your continued support that makes stories like Claudia’s possible.
Founder and CEO
The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
P.S. If you are a sports fan (and even if you are not), our latest blog post about immigrants on Boston teams, Let’s keep saying ‘yes’ to the best, is for you.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to Giving(a voice)Tuesday and told your friends about the opportunity to help our newest neighbors.
Thank you to Deputy Chief Bill Sullivan from the Malden Fire Department for speaking to The ILC students about fire safety and welcoming the Level 3 class for a tour of the station.
The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) of Malden, MA, is a not-for-profit organization that gives immigrants a voice in three ways. The English Language Program provides free, year-round English classes to immigrant and refugee adults in Greater Boston to help them become successful workers, parents and community members. The Public Education Institute informs Americans about the economic and social contributions of immigrants in our society, and the Institute for Immigration Research, a joint venture with George Mason University, conducts research on the economic contributions of immigrants. For more information, visit the website at www.ilctr.org or Facebook page ImmigrantLearningCenter.