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Quick Facts:

  • Learn more about The ILC with our Learn About Us page or our 2023 Annual Report.
  • Legal name: The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
  • Non-partisan, not-for-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 immigrants and immigration in the United States, and the Institute for Immigration Research, a joint venture with George Mason University, produces valid, reliable and objective multidisciplinary research on immigrants and immigration to the United States.
  • Served more than 11,500 students to date from 122 countries and 89 Greater Boston communities
  • Hosts annual Barry M. Portnoy Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards Benefit celebrating extraordinary immigrant entrepreneurs in Massachusetts
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Diane Portnoy
The Immigrant Learning Center
Founder and CEO

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  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) / Adult Education
  • The immigrant experience
  • The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
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