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Quick Facts:

  • Legal name: The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
  • Non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded 1992 by Diane Portnoy
  • 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.
  • Served more than 10,500 adults to date from 118 countries living in 89 Greater Boston communities
  • Guidestar Profile

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Diane Portnoy
The Immigrant Learning Center
Founder and CEO

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Expertise in

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) / Adult Education
  • The Immigrant Experience
  • The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
Director of the Public Education Institute Denzil Mohammed

Denzil Mohammed
The ILC Public Education Institute
Assistant Director

Expertise in

  • U.S. Immigration Research
  • Immigrant Entrepreneurs
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