THE IMMIGRANT LEARNING CENTER® (The 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 ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes to help immigrant and refugee adults in Greater Boston become successful workers, parents and community members.
THE PUBLIC EDUCATION INSTITUTE
informs Americans about immigrants and immigration in the United States.
The 2023 Barry M. Portnoy Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards Benefit will celebrate extraordinary immigrant entrepreneurs in Massachusetts.
The benefit will be held at the Royal Sonesta Boston on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 6:00 PM.
News & Events
July 13, 2023
Newsletter: You helped an asylum seeker become a citizen
Immigrating to the U.S. is challenging under the best of circumstances, but it can be especially harrowing for an asylum seeker. When Maria Luz, a Salvadoran American student at The ILC, crossed into the United States, she, her husband, and their two sons faced an uncertain future.
There are currently more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. They pay billions in taxes, start businesses that create jobs and make up half of all farmworkers who keep Americans fed, to name a few examples. Here we have collected stories of seven famous immigrants who are or were undocumented.
To mark our 30th anniversary, The ILC has created a video that celebrates the accomplishments of the past three decades and looks forward to giving immigrants a voice in the years to come.
The Immigrant Learning Center has helped more than 11,500 immigrant and refugee adults learn English, helping them achieve their goals as students, workers, parents and members of their communities. For our 30th Anniversary, we want to introduce you to just 30 of them.
The ILC has created and curated more than 100 resources for teachers of immigrants and immigration. Search our collections on topics like immigrant trauma, ESOL and immigration lesson plans for all ages. All provided resources are free.
The ILC Public Education Institute has partnered with the Pioneer Institute to create JobMakers, a podcast highlighting the stories of immigrant entrepreneurs and leaders. Tune in to hear the stories of a former Afghan translator turned refugee, a woman who started a hedge fund from her dorm room, a venture capitalist who invests in immigrants and more!