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Literacy Works of Hampden County

1441 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103 (413) 755-1367
Contact: Maura Geary


Palmer Public Library-esol

1455 North Main Street, Palmer, MA 01069 Name: Magaret Boyko
(413) 283-2329


Map Academy

11 Resnik Road Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 830-9500
Services: a new public charter school located in Plymouth, designed to provide a free option to students that want or need something different than the traditional high school.


Bay State Community Services

1120 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169
36 Cordage Park Circle #305, Plymouth, MA 02360
(617) 471-8400
Services/Programs: A New Way Recovery Center, Beal Street Residential, Billings Human Services, Center for Community Counseling and Education, Dianne DeVanna Center, Granite House Residential, Hospital Emergency Action Recovery Coach Team (HEART), Impact Quincy, Plymouth STARR Residential, Quincy Family Resource Center, and Survival STARR Residential.


Federal Supplement Educational Opportunity Grant (fseog)

1-800-433-3243
Website: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/grants/fseog


Community Service Agency

3057 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02745
(508) 990-0894
Services: facilitate access to, and ensure coordination of, care for youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED) who require or are already utilizing multiple services or are involved with multiple child-serving systems (e.g., child welfare, special education, juvenile justice, mental health) and their families.
Mental Health Clinic
1061 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 (508) 996-8572
• Adult Behavioral Health Services
• Child Behavioral Health Services
• School-Based Counseling Services
• Mixed Population
• Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI)
Child & Family Services | Fall River
66 Troy Street, Fall River, MA 02720 (map) (508) 676-5708
• Adoption Journeys
• Adoption Services
• Adult Behavioral Health Services
• Child Behavioral Health Services
• In-Home Therapy (IHT )
• Parent Mentor
• Therapeutic Mentoring (TM)
• Young Parent Support (services Fall River and New Bedford areas) (YPS)
Child & Family Services | North Street
543 North Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 (508) 996-3154 | (877) 996-3154
• Adult Behavioral Health Services
• Child Behavioral Health Services
• Community Based Acute Treatment (CBAT )
• Community Crisis Stabilization (CCS)
• Emergency Services (Crisis Center)
Child & Family Services | Cape Cod
100 Independence Drive, Unit 8 Hyannis, MA 02601 (508) 778-1839
• Adoption Journeys
• In-Home Therapy (IHT )
• Mental Health Services
• Parent Mentor
• Specialized Adoption Services
• Therapeutic Mentoring (TM)
Child & Family Services | Merrimack Valley
439 South Union Street, (Suite 203B) Lawrence, MA 01843 (978) 687-5852
• Adoption Journeys
• Adoption Services
Child & Family Services | Florence
P. O. Box 60006, 140 Pine St Suite 12, Florence, MA 01062 (413) 320-4680 | (800) 972-2734
• Adoption Journeys
Child & Family Services | Waltham
395 Totten Pond Rd, Ste 204, Waltham, MA 027451 (781) 444-1042 | (800) 972-2734
• Adoption Journeys
Child & Family Services | Worcester
330 SW Cutoff, Ste 101, Worcester, MA 01604 (map) (508) 459-2339 | (800) 972-2734
• Adoption Journeys


Family and Community Resources, Inc.

18 Newton Street, Brockton MA 02301
(508) 583-6498
Services: advocacy, support, individual and group treatment, case management and community education and training.


Beverly Bootstraps Community Services Inc.

35 Park Street, Beverly, MA 01915 (978) 927-1561
Services: rent and mortgage payment assistance, Debt Reduction/Budget Counseling, Financial Management Workshops, Benefits Assistance, and Landlord Tenant Assistance mediation and advice. Coordinators for this program also assist residents in variety of ways, including applying for government programs such as DTA and Food Stamp benefits online, accessing local programs such as fuel and heating oil assistance, or provide help with an eviction. There is also support for people with
a notice to quit or court summons, rent or mortgage arrearages, financial literacy classes, individual budget review, and completing public housing applications.


United Neighbors of Fitchburg

18 Fairmount Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 342-2069
Services: Clothes Closet: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm; Food pantry: Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
ESL and GED classes
GED preparation in Spanish (English if needed); ESL classes; ESL Computer classes; Wellness program including Cooking and Nutrition classes, and Zumba; Spanish classes
Adult Education
Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Tempo Young Adult Resource Center

68 Henry Street, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 879-1424
Monday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Tuesday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Wednesday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm; Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Website: http://tempoyoungadults.org/


Literacy Unlimited at Framingham Public Library

49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 532-5574
Website: http://www.framinghamlibrary.org
Literacy Unlimited is a nonprofit organization in the Framingham Public Library
and the Morse Institute Library in Natick. It provides free, confidential, one-on-one tutoring for about 400 adult learners in the MetroWest area in basic reading, writing, math, HiSET (GED) preparation, citizenship, and English as a second language. There are also conversation groups and survival English classes. Visit or call the office.


Framingham State University, Office of Continuing Education

Dwight Hall 204, 100 State Street, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 626-4603
Website: https://www.framingham.edu/academics/continuing-education/ Part-time degrees and certificates, professional development and workforce education, English language program etc.


Esl Program

100 State Street, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 626-1510
Website: https://www.framingham.edu/academics/continuing-education/english- language-programs/


Employment and Training Resources

1671 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701
(617) 928 0530
Website: http://www.etrcc.com/
Provides individual training programs and career services such as resume writing and interviewing skills. Accepts referrals from the Department of Transitional Assistance. Provides support for economically disadvantaged clients with financial barriers to employment and provides individual training programs.
Essex County Massachusetts assistance programs.
Food banks and pantries – Anyone who needs food, groceries, or perishable items can contact a food bank in Essex County. A number of churches, charities and non- profit organizations distribute food to tens of thousands of local families each and every year. Many of the food banks provide other forms of assistance as well, such as clothing, diapers, baby formula, Christmas meals and gifts, and maybe even limited financial help for bills or other basic needs. Find Essex County food bank locations, and get information on the services they administer.
Holiday help is available from charities and churches. There are also some government supported organizations, such as a non-profit community action agency, which can assist with the following.
• Christmas – Free toys, gifts, winter hats, boot, gift certificates, and other donate items are passed out.
• Thanksgiving – Hot meals, including a Turkey, are served to low income families.
• Easter – Some charities in Lawrence and other parts of the county offer this as well.
• There are a few places to try for help. Read more on holiday assistance in
Essex County.
Household goods, clothes, and seasonal programs are available at clothing banks. If a family does not qualify for free items at those centers, then thrift stores can provide those clothes, furniture and other items at a reduced price. Some of what may be provided from the Essex County non-profit organizations includes free Christmas assistance, winter jackets, general clothing items, and maybe even school supplies. Find Essex Massachusetts clothing centers.
Transportation is also difficult in Essex County Massachusetts. Low income families often need help commuting or free gas vouchers or bus tickets. Seniors need help getting around as well. There are resources, including free transportation for the disabled, that many of these local agencies can help with.


Framingham Adult Esl+

Fuller Middle School,
31 Flagg Drive, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 626-4282
Free ESL courses
See class schedule and more information: http://www.faesl.org/


Glcac, or the Greater Lawrence Community Action

305 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA 01840
(978) 681-4900
Services: mostly provides referrals. Qualified low income families can get support for their basic needs from government benefits such as WIC or the Head Start services. There are also programs focused on energy bills and heating expenses. These are funded by the state of Massachusetts and federal government grants, and can be called upon for either energy conservation or to pay delinquent utility bills.
Other resources include Project SENIOR or child care vouchers. Case managers
can offer referrals to food stamps, disability, and similar benefits too. Resources
are for families in Methuen, Lawrence, and Andover only. More Greater Lawrence Community Action Council.


North Central Career Centers

Leominster Career Center/ Employment Links, Inc. 100 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 534-1481
Website: http://www.ccncm.com


Grafton Job Corps

100 Pine Street, N. Grafton, MA 01536
(508) 887-7300
Website: https://grafton.jobcorps.gov/
Services: This is a residential educational and job training program in North Grafton, MA. It helps young people ages 16–24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training. Job Corps uses a career development training approach which integrates the teaching of academic, vocational, employment skill and social competencies through a combination of classroom, practical and based learning experiences to prepare youth for stable, long-term, high-paying jobs. Registration: Job Corps is an open enrollment, year-round, education/vocational training program and registration is on-going throughout the year. Job Corps is free for eligible applicants.
Eligibility: At risk youth between the ages of 16–24.
Hours: Please call (508) 887-7300 for more information on the hours.
Payment: Free of cost
*To apply for unemployment insurance, go to Workforce Central at 44 Front Street, 6th floor, Worcester, MA 01608, or call (508) 799-1600. You can also call the TeleClaim center at 1-877-626-6800.
Career Training
Services: Grafton Job Corps provides career technical training in several vocational trades. Job Corps is committed to the development of green job training.
Outreach & Admissions Office
61 Harvard Street, 2nd floor, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 890-1999
Contact: In Worcester, call Dave Tirendi at (508) 890-1999. Those interested can also call the Grafton center at (508) 887-7398 and ask for Kristy.
Services: GED, drivers’ education and vocational training for youth (ages 16–24). Program is Monday–Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and is mostly residential with a smaller commuter component for young parents.


Regional Adult Education Center (mount Wachusett Community College) 444 Green Street, Gardner, Ma 01440

444 Green Street, Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632-6600


Gardner Career Center

25 Main Street, Gardner, MA 01440 (978) 632-5050 Website: http://www.unemploymentoffice.us


Gardner Mwcc Adult Learning Center

444 Green Street, Room 56A, Gardner, MA 01440 (978) 630-9259


Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area- Fitchburg Public Library

610 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 829-1783
Trained volunteer tutoring and to empower adults for whom English is a second language. Individual tutoring in basic literacy and English.


Montachusett Opportunity Council: Fitchburg Community

connections coalition
76 Summer Street, Suite 210, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 829-0163


Milne Public Library

Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education
1095 Main Street, Williamstown, MA 01267 (413) 458-5369


Literacy Network of Southern Berkshire (lee Library)

100 Main Street, Lee, MA 01238 (413) 243-0471


Tradewinds Clubhouse

309 Main Street Southbridge, Ma, 01550
(508) 765-9947
Services: Employment, education, and housing supports, recovery through work/friendship

Mentoring Programs

African Community Education Program
24 Chatham Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 799-3653
Services: mentoring for African immigrant youth in grades 5–12.

Hours: Tues-Sat 9am-9pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters
484 Main Street, Suite 360, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 752-7868
Services: mentoring services to children at risk (ages 6–13)

Center for Living & Working, Inc. – Transition to Adulthood Program(TAP)
484 Main Street, Suite 345, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 755-1782
Services: prepare youth (14-22) with signi cant disabilities for independence of adulthood.

Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative – Therapeutic
Mentoring Services
Various Contracted Providers 1-888-217-3501
Services: teaching children new skills, especially how to interact with adults and other children.

Friendly House, Inc. – Pilot Mentoring Program
36 Wall Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 755-4362
Services: Career and college readiness for youths (ages 13–17).

Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

LUK, Inc. – LUK Mentoring Program
545 Westminster Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
40 Southbridge Street, 4th floor, Worcester, MA 01608
99 Day Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
251 Main Street, Webster, MA 01570
1-800-579-0000.
Services: one-to-one, community-based, and site-based programs for youth (ages 6–17).

LUK, Inc.
545 Westminster Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 Monday–Friday, 9:00am-7:00pm
(978) 345-0685
LUK Toll Free: 1-800-579-0000temp
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MIHN Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network
923 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 342-9501
St. Peter’s Church – After School Mentoring Program
929 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 767-1356
Services: On Wednesday and Thursday, children (ages 6–15) are matched with college volunteer mentors for homework help, arts, sports, and games.

Tempo Young Adult Resource Center
68 Henry Street, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 879-1424
Monday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Tuesday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Wednesday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm; Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Website: http://tempoyoungadults.org/

Training Resources of America – Young Parent Demonstration Program
2 Foster Street, 3rd Floor, Worcester, MA 01608 (508) 753-2991
Services: Mentoring services focused on education, career advancement and personal development (ages 14–21).

Worcester Police Department – The Clergy Police Youth Partnership
9-11 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 799-8696
Services: reach, assist, and transform youth, especially those affected or drugs, crime, and/or violence (ages 5–21).

YEATEAM (Youth Empowerment and Activism)
Raquel (774) 242-6461 or Marianna (774) 641-1132
Services: young people and adults who creatively and strategically fight racism together (ages 13–18).
YWCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters – The Girl’s CHOICE Program
1 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 767-2505 ext. 3073
Services: fosters long term mentoring friendships between professional women and middle school.


Spectrum Health Systems’ Prevention of Abuse and Violence through Education (P.A.V.E.) Program

585 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA
Phone: 1-800-464-9555 (x 1156)
Website: http://www.spectrumsys.org/programs/domestic-violence

Services: Spectrum’s Prevention of Abuse and Violence through Education (P.A.V.E.) program is a 40-week psycho-educational program designed for men who batter their partners.  The program helps clients recognize violent and controlling behaviors, take responsibility for their actions, and learn non-violent ways to resolve conflict with others.  Clients are required to attend forty 2-hour group sessions.  Intervention may also require referrals to develop a sober and drug free lifestyle, obtain employment training or acquire parenting skills.


New Hope Inc.

Main Office

140 Park Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone 508-226-4015
Fax 508-226-6917
RESPECT (Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program) 877-222-0083
Please send all general email inquiries to new-hope@new-hope.org

Satellite Offices

Milford
By Appointment Only
1-800-323-HOPE (4673)

Southbridge
By Appointment Only
1-800-323-HOPE (4673)

Taunton
By Appointment Only
1-800-323-HOPE (4673)

Worcester
MJ Leadenham Center (Supervised Visitation & RESPECT Program ONLY)
91 Prescott Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Phone 508-753-3146
Fax 508-753-3148
RESPECT (Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program) 877-222-0083

District Court Advocate Locations

Attleboro District Court
88 Main Street
Attleboro, MA
Court Clerk’s office:  508-222-4869
SAFEPLAN Advocate:  508-226-4015
Serving the towns of Attleboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro and Norton

Dudley District Court
279 West Main Street
Dudley, MA
Court Clerk’s office: 508-943-7123 ext 0
Serving the towns of Charlton, Dudley, Oxford, Southbridge, Sturbridge, and Webster

East Brookfield District Court
544 East Main Street
East Brookfield, MA
Court clerk’s office:  508-885-6305
SAFEPLAN Advocate office:  508-885-0908
Serving the towns of East Brookfield, Oakham, Paxton. Warren, Spencer, Leicester, Barre, New Braintree, Rutland, Hardwick, West Brookfield, Brookfield

Milford District Court
161 West Main Street
Milford, MA
Court Clerk’s office: 508-473-1260
SAFEPLAN Advocate: 508-949-0452 Ext 2181
Serving the towns of Milford, Bellingham, Hopedale, Mendon and Upton

Taunton District Court
40 Broadway
Taunton, MA
District Court Clerk’s office: 508-977-4900
SAFEPLAN Advocate: 508-824-5205 Ext 2190
Serving the towns of Berkley, Dighton, Easton, Rayham, Rehoboth, Seekonk and Taunton

Uxbridge District Court
261 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA
Court Clerk’s office: 508-278-2454
SAFEPLAN Court Office: 508-278-6561
Serving the towns of Uxbridge, Sutton, Douglas, Northbridge, Millville, and Blackstone

Westborough District Court
170 Oak Street
Westborough, MA
Court Clerk’s Office:  508-366-8266
SAFEPLAN Court Office:  508-366-8266 ext 144
Serving the towns of Westborough, Northborough, Southborough,  Shrewsbury and Grafton

Probate Court Advocate Locations

Taunton Probate Court
40 Broadway
Taunton, MA
Probate Clerk’s office: 508-977-6040
SAFEPLAN Advocate: 508-824-5205 EXT 2090
Serving the towns of Attleboro, Norton, Mansfield, New Bedford, Fall River, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Somerset, Swansea, Westport, Achusnet, Taunton, Dighton, Seekonk, Easton, Raynham, Rehoboth, and Berkley


Phone: (508) 753-3146
Toll-Free, 24-Hour Hotline: 800-323-HOPE (4673)

Services: New Hope is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is “Ending Domestic and Sexual Violence in Our Community”. While some programs serve only domestic or sexual violence survivors, New Hope is a dual mission agency which addresses both issues together. Since domestic and sexual violence are often intertwined, our clients benefit from the full spectrum of programs we offer, allowing them to receive domestic and sexual violence services all in one place.

We offer a wide range of services which combine crisis intervention, violence prevention, life transition and self-sufficiency opportunities, while promoting behavioral and systemic changes to reduce violence at the individual and community levels.

Toll-Free, 24-Hour Confidential Hotline

Our trained hotline specialists assist callers with crisis intervention, risk assessment, and safety planning. Callers are also provided with information about New Hope’s services and other community resources to address domestic and sexual violence.

Our Hotline is also available to family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers who may be concerned about someone they know that may be a survivor of domestic or sexual violence.

Emergency Shelter

We provide women, men, and children safe haven in New Hope’s two confidential emergency shelters. While at the shelter, clients receive crisis intervention, counseling, economic literacy training, financial advocacy and case management, including a housing plan.

Counseling

Dedicated to supporting both groups and individuals, trained counselors work with children, adolescent, and adult survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

SAFEPLAN

Advocates stationed in seven district courts and one probate court assist individuals with obtaining restraining and harassment orders. These advocates are located in Attleboro, Dudley, East Brookfield, Milford, Taunton (District and Probate), Westborough and Uxbridge. This program is partially supported by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) through the 1984 VOCA grant from OVC, OJP, US D.O.J.

 

Community-Based Advocacy

Community advocates assist individuals with finding resources to enhance their safety while staying in their home community. Local assistance aims to minimize future risk and prevents the need to flee to shelter.

Supervised Visitation

Located at the MJ Leadenham Center in our Worcester office, supervised visitation is provided to non-custodial parents due to a prior history of domestic or sexual violence. Staff model healthy parenting skills with these adults while they visit their children in a safe, monitored and nurturing setting.

Housing Stabilization

Our housing stabilization program provides individuals with funding for rent, utilities, or other costs necessary for providing stable, reliable housing which was jeopardized as a result of domestic or sexual violence.

Civilian Police Advocate

Our civilian advocate in the Attleboro Police Station provides individuals with services such as crisis intervention, safety planning, and assistance with the criminal justice system.

 


Girls Scouts

81 Gold Star Blvd. Worcester, MA 01606
Phone: 800-462-9100
Fax: 508-852-7674
Website: http://www.gscwm.org

Services: Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts (GSCWM) is in the forefront of helping girls develop the courage, confidence and character to make a difference in their own lives, in their communities and in the world.


Girls Inc.

125 Providence Street, Worcester, MA 01604
Phone: (508) 755-6455
Email: info@girlsincworcester.org
Website: http://www.girlsincworcester.org

Services: After 100 years, Girls Inc. of Worcester continues to inspire all girls to be strong (healthy), smart (educated), and bold (independent).  We put our mission into practice through the Girls Inc. Experience- consisting of the people, place and programming that together, empower girls to succeed.  As the oldest and only facility-based, girl-centered organization in Central Massachusetts, the Girls Inc. Experience is what makes us unique among youth serving organizations.

Girls Inc. provides more than 1,400 girls in Greater Worcester with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique challenges girls face.  By offering researched-based programming, girls learn to set and achieve goals, overcome obstacles, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore nontraditional fields such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).


Lutheran Social Services

14 East Worcester Street, Suite 300, Worcester, MA 01604
Phone: 774-243-3900
Toll Free: 877-500-8263 

Services: Resettlement services, basic needs, and legal advice (including help with citizenship forms) for refugees and immigrants.


Employment

Workforce Central Worcester

44 Front Street, 6th floor, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 799-1600 / (508) 799-8000
Services: Career counseling, referrals to job openings, CORI assistance, job training, etc.

Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

50 Southwest Cutoff, Worcester, MA 01604

(508) 767-3100 or 1-877-382-2363
Services: Employment and job training assistance.

Department of Transitional Assistance (Framingham Office)

300 Howard Street, Framingham, MA 01702 (508) 661-6600 / 1-877-382-2363

Monday–Friday, 7:45 am – 5:00 pm

Employment and Training Resources

1671 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701
(617) 928 0530
Website: http://www.etrcc.com/
Provides individual training programs and career services such as resume writing and interviewing skills. Accepts referrals from the Department of Transitional Assistance. Provides support for economically disadvantaged clients with financial barriers to employment and provides individual training programs.

Gardner Career Center

25 Main Street, Gardner, MA 01440

(978) 632-5050

Mass Rehab Commission

359 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608-1511
(508) 754-1757
Services: Assists individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment.

North Central Career Centers

Leominster Career Center/ Employment Links, Inc. 100 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 534-1481

Tempo Young Adult Resource Center

68 Henry Street, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 879-1424
Monday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Tuesday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Wednesday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm; Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Training Resources of America

2 Foster Street, 3rd floor, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 753-2991
Services: Job training (especially in construction and customer service) for youth, adult education, ESL services, etc.

Training Resources of America, Inc

435 Main Street, Suite 2500, Fitchburg, MA 01420

(978) 343-4452

United Way Fitchburg

649 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420

(978) 345-1577

Worcester Public Schools – Nightlife Program

24 Chatham Street, Room 105, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 799-3090 / (508) 799-1986
Services: Vocational and career training, work force and continuing education classes, adult literacy and GED, etc.

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.

484 Main Street, Suite 200, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 754-1176 ext. 153
Services: GED preparation, pre-employment skills, education and career counseling, job and internship placement assistance, life skills workshops, case management, and summer job opportunities for youth and former o enders.

Workforce Central Worcester

44 Front Street, 6th floor, Worcester, MA 01608

(508) 799-1600 or (508)799-8000

MLK Business Empowerment Center

237 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 756-6330
Services: Free business consultation, access to business resources and training, reasonably priced workshops and seminars, etc.

Dress for Success

484 Main Street, Suite 101, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 796-5660
Services: Professional attire, support networks, career development tools for women.

American Red Cross Health Care Training

Nurse Assistant and HomeHealth Aide Training programs

2000 Century Drive, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 595-3700 / (978) 537-3339
Services: Provides the information and skills that will enable students to provide quality care for residents in nursing homes, for clients at home and patients
in hospitals.

 
 

Job Corps

100 Pine Street, N. Grafton, MA 01536
(508) 890-1999
Services: Residential educational and job training program in North Grafton, MA. Some commuter spots available.

* To apply for unemployment insurance, go to Workforce Central at 44 Front Street, 6th floor, Worcester, MA 01608, or call (508) 799-1600. You can also call the TeleClaim center at 1-877-626-6800.


Grafton Job Corps Career Academy

100 Pine Street, N. Grafton, MA 01536
(508) 887-7300

Outreach & Admissions Office

Location:
61 Harvard St 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 890-1999

Contact:
In Worcester, call Dave Tirendi at 508.890.1999.

Those interested can also call the Grafton center at 508.887.7398 and ask for Kristy.

Services:
GED, drivers education and vocational training for youth (ages 16-24).

Program is Monday-Friday from 8am–4pm and is mostly residential with a smaller commuter component for young parents.

Registration:
Job Corps is an open enrollment, year-round, education/vocational training program and registration is on-going throughout the year.

Job Corps is free for eligible applicants.

 


Clark University

950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 793-7711

COPACE ESL Classes

Contact:
Contact Jeannie at (508) 793-7794, and ask for ESL classes

Services:
ESL classes

Classes available in the fall and spring. They meet two times a week for a total of five hours a week and 68 hours for a semester. Students have a choice of a Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday classes .

Classes are from:
9:30 am–noon
1:30 pm–4:00 pm
6:30 pm–9:00 pm

Summer day classes meet Monday through Thursday

9:00 to 12:00
1:00 to 4:00
Summer evening classes meet two times a week from 6:00–9:00.

Registration:

ESL classes start August thru December.

Spring Semester starts in January. May call any time to get on list. There is a fee to the services available. Community student fee available. Otherwise, $425 for 2, 5 hour classes per week.  A total of 68 hours

 

 


YOU Inc.

81 Plantation Street, Second Floor, Worcester, MA  01604
(508) 849-5600

GED Classes
Contact:
Kate Mallet
508849-5600 x7303

Services:
In addition to their GED program they also offer an Education for Employment program. Both services are available for persons ages 16-21 that qualify.

Hours:
They are open Monday thru Friday 9:00 am–12:00 pm.

Registration Information:
They have an ongoing registration. There is no fee. Please call for more information and to set up a placement test.

 

Mental Health Treatment
Contact:

For referrals 508.849.5600 ext. 421 or  855-4YOUINC

Services:
Counseling available  for children, adolescents, adults and families. They help adolescents with Substance Abuse. Psychological testing, neuropsych screening, risk assessments, ADHD evaluations, trauma evaluations are available. After-school programs, Group therapy for parents, grand-parents, teens and kids, Parent Resource Rooms and Prevention Specialists are offered. In- home services are provided. S

Sexual Abuse treatment & evaluations, Medication management & evaluations for clients receiving services at YOU Inc.Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Services, Community-Based Services, Adult Case Management, GED programs, Fire-setters’ Prevention program, In Home Behavioral Services, Positive Parenting, and Therapeutic Mentoring available.

Spanish speaking clinicians available.

Payments:
Accept all private insurances (except CIGNA or TriCare). Limited sliding fee. Accepts all Mass Health plans and the Children’s Medical Security Plan.

Parenting Psychotherapy Support Group

Services:
The program provides affect management, communication and  discipline.

Contact: 
Centralized Referral Department
(508) 849-5600×421

Hours: 
Accepting referrals Tuesdays from 5:00–6:00 pm.

Eligibility:
Mass Health, some private insurances or private pay.

Adults:  Parenting Skills for Spanish Speaking Parents

Services:
This program conducted in Spanish helps the participants develop and tone their parenting skills.

Contact: 
Centralized Referral Department
(508) 849-5600 x421

Hours: 
Accepting referrals
Fridays from 1:00–2:30 pm

Eligibility: 
Mass Health, some private insurances or private pay.

Adults 18+

Services:
A movement based group using martial arts and mindfulness to support stress reduction and emotional regulation.

Contact:
Centralized Referral Department
(508) 849-5600 x421

Hours:
Accepting referrals
Tuesdays from 12:00–1:00 pm.

Eligibility: 
Mass Health, some private insurances or private pay.

Young Adults Support Group 

Services:
Helping young adults  navigate sexuality & relationships.

Contact:
Centralized Referral Department
(508) 849-5600 x421

Hours: 
Accepting Referrals Mondays 6-7:00 pm.

Eligibility:
Young adults ages 16-21 co-ed.

 

Adolescent Substance Abuse Services

Services:
A group treatment that focuses on substance abuse treatment for those 11-18 who have a history of either experimental or significant substance abuse and addiction.

Contact:
Centralized Referral Department
(508) 849-5600 x421

Hours:
Rolling admission

Eligibility/ Payment:
Must be between the ages of 11-18. Accepts Mass Health, some private insurances or private pay.

PUNCH! 

Services:
Anger management for adolescent and pre adolescents (11+) who have difficulties managing their anger in any situation.

Contact:
Centralized Referral Department
(508) 849-5600 x421

Hours:
Rolling admission

Eligibility/ Payment:
Must be between the ages of 11-18. Accepts Mass Health, some private insurances or private pay.

LGBTQ Support Group

Services:
Assisting clients struggling with issues related to gender and/or sexuality.

Contact:
Centralized Referral Department
(508) 849-5600 x421

Hours:
Accepting referrals Thursdays from 4:00–5:00 pm.

Eligibility/ Payment:
Open to persons struggling with the issues listed above. Accepts Mass Health.

JSI

Services:
Group for boys with sexual offending or harmful behavior (ages 13-17)

Contact:
Centralized Referral Department
(508) 849-5600 x421

Hours:
Meets on Tuesdays from 3:00–4:00 pm

Eligibility/ Payment:
Open to persons struggling with the issues listed above. Accepts Mass Health.

Harmony/Aikido

Services:
Building self-regulation & interpersonal relationship skills through movement and martial arts; co-ed ages 8-12.

Contact:
Centralized Referral Department
(508) 849-5600 x421

Hours:
Meets on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

Eligibility/ Payment:
Open to persons with the above criteria. Accepts Mass Health.

 


Catholic Charities

10 Hammond Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 798-0191

GED Classes

Contact:
Joanne Chester–(508) 860-2228

Services:

GED classes for homeless, recently homeless & at risk individuals from September – June

Monday –Thursday,
Time 8:30 am-2:30 pm

There is on-site childcare. Transportation is offered yet limited. Computer Instruction also available. These courses are intended for those ages 16 and up. Must contact Joanne Chester (508) 860-2215.

 

Citizenship Classes

Contact: 
Bob Cronin at (508) 860-2228

Services:
4 hours per week:  $30 fee includes all materials.  Held during the day & evening.
Tues. & Thursdays, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Wed. & Fri. 9:00 am–10:30 am

Registration:
Registration is Free
Walk in or call for an appointment.  (508) 860-2228 for the citizenship classes and (508) 860-2215 for the GED. Agency follows the Worcester Public Schools schedule. Enter any time. Works w/people  on their level. Registration is ongoing.

Food Pantry

(508) 860-2237

Services:
Food distribution Monday through Friday, 11:30 am–2:30 pm.

Homeless Prevention Center 

Services: Families receive emergency assistance, food and help with budgeting skills to prevent homelessness, while others find usable, wearable clothing at the Catholic Charities boutique.

Parents and children find emergency shelter and transitional services at Catholic Charities Youville House and at the Little Brown House through Catholic Charities partnership with Street, Mary’s Parish.

 


ESL and GED Preparation Classes

Catholic Charities
10 Hammond Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 798-0191
Services: GED and Citizenship classes.
Clark University – COPACE
950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 793-7794
Services: ESL classes.
Clinton Adult Learning Center
150 School Street, Clinton, MA 01510
(978) 365-4226
Services: GED and ESL classes.
ESL Program, Framingham State
100 State Street, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 626-1510

See program details here: https://www.framingham.edu/academics/continuing- education/english-language-programs/

Framingham Adult ESL+

Fuller Middle School

31 Flagg Drive, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 626-4282
Services: Free ESL courses. Visit http://www.faesl.org/ for a class schedule and more information.

Grafton Job Corps – Career Academy

100 Pine Street, N. Grafton, MA 01536
(508) 887-7300
Services: GED and ESL classes.
Grafton Job Corps – Outreach & Admissions Office
250 Main Street, 2nd floor, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 890-1999
Services: GED classes and vocational training.
Latino Education Institute – Club E
Worcester State University
537 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 414-2590
Services: ESL classes.
Literacy Volunteers of Worcester
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square, Room 332, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 754-8056
Services: ESL classes.
Literacy Volunteers of Montachusett Area
Fitchburg Public Library
610 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Literacy Unlimited at Framingham Public Library
49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 532-5574
Lutheran Social Services for New Americans
51 Union Street, Suite 222, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 754-1121 ext. 440
Services: GED and ESL classes.
Community Builders of Plumley Village East
16 Laurel Street, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 770-0508
Services: GED and ESL classes.Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area- Fitchburg Public Library
610 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Quinsigamond Community College – Great Brook Valley
180 Constitution Avenue, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 635-3358
Services: GED and ESL classes.
Quinsigamond Community College – Boys and Girls Club
65 Tainter Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 579-4464
Services: GED and ESL classes.
Quinsigamond Community College
751 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 751-7900
Services: GED and ESL classes.
Refugee Apostolate
242 Canterbury Street, Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 831-7455
Services: ESL classes.
Regional Adult Education Center (Mount Wachusett Community College)
Fitchburg Learning Center, McKay Campus School
67 Rindge Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 665-3433
Services: Morning ABE, Pre-ASE and ASE Classes, Evening ESOL classes
Gardner MWCC Adult Learning Center
444 Green Street, Room 56A, Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 630-9259
Leominster Adult Learning Center
110 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 534-1563
Services: Evening ABE, Pre-ASE, and ASE classes
St. Bernard’s Church Rectory Marie Anne Center
236 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 736-6986
Services: ESL classes.
St. Peter’s Church
929 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 752-4674
Services: ESL classes.
Southeast Asian Coalition
484 Main Street, Suite 400, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 791-4373
Services: ESL classes.
Spanish American Center
112 Spruce Street, Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 534-3145
Training Resources of America
2 Foster Street, 3rd floor, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 753-2991
Services: GED and ESL classes.
United Neighbors of Fitchburg
18 Fairmount Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 342-2069
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Victory In Christ / Victory Center
371 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 832-4696
Services: Citizenship and ESL classes.
Webster Public Schools: Adult Basic skills Program
41 East Main Street, Webster, MA 01570
(508) 943-0104
Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.
484 Main Street, Suite 203, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 754-1176
Services: GED classes, Computer/ Job Training.
Worcester Housing Authority
32 Great Brook Valley Avenue, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 635-3306
Services: GED and ESL classes.
Worcester Public Schools Adult Learning Center
24 Chatham Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 799-3090
Services: GED and ESL classes.
Worcester Public Schools Adult Learning Center – Greendale Headstart
130 Leeds Street, Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 799-3252Services: ESL classes.
Worcester Public Schools Adult Learning Center – South East Asian Coalition
484 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 799-3090Services: ESL classes.
Worcester State University – Intensive English Language Institute
486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 929-8120
Services: ESL classes.
Worcester State University – Intergenerational Urban Institute
486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 929-8978Services: ESL classes.
Worcester Youth Center
326 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602(508) 791-4702
Services: GED classes.
YOU, Inc. – Worcester
81 Plantation Street, 2nd floor, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 849-5600 ext. 397
Services: GED classes and employment education.
YOU, Inc. – Whitinsville
68-72 Church Street, Whitinsville, MA 01588
(508) 266-2125
Services: GED classes and employment education.
YOU, Inc. – W. Brook eld
7 E. Main Street, West Brook eld, MA 01585
(508) 867-5800
Services: GED classes and employment education.
YOU, Inc. – Milford
3 Exchange Street, Milford, MA 01757
(508) 473-2178
Services: GED classes and employment education.
YOU, Inc. – Southbridge
328 Main Street, 1st Floor, Southbridge, MA 01550
(508) 765-9102 ext. 22
Services: GED classes and employment education.
YWCA of Central Massachusetts
1 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 767-2505 ext. 3028
Services: GED classes.

Job Corps

32 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA 01608

(508) 890-1999
Services: 

This is a residential educational and job training program in Worcester, MA. It helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training. Job Corps uses a career development training approach which integrates the teaching of academic, vocational, employability skills and social competencies through a combination of classroom, practical and based learning experiences to prepare youth for stable, long-term, high-paying jobs. It is a US Department of Labor program, and the Worcester location is one of 125 locations across the country. Job Corps helps change your life!

Eligibility:
At risk youth between the ages of 16-24.

Contact: 
In Worcester, please call Admissions Counselor Dave Tirendi at (508)-890-1999. Those interest can also call Grafton Job Corps Center at (508)-887-7300 and speak with the Records Office.

Tours are every Thursday at 10:00AM, please bring a photo ID.

Payment:
Free of cost

*To apply for unemployment insurance, go to Workforce Central at 44 Front Street, 6th floor, Worcester, MA 01608, or call (508) 799-1600. You can also call the TeleClaim center at 1-877-626-6800.

Career Training
Services:
Grafton Job Corps provides career technical training in several vocational trades to income-eligible young people. Job Corps is committed to the development of green job training.

 


American Red Cross Health Care Training

2000 Century Dr.
Worcester, MA 01609

(508) 595-3700 / (978) 537-3339

Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aide Training programs

Services:
Provides the information and skills that will enable students to provide quality care for residents in nursing homes, for clients at home and patients in hospitals. In addition to the hands on skills such as bathing and bed making, the program focuses on providing concerned individualized care that adheres to the five principles of care: Safety, Privacy, Dignity, Communication and Independence. Students benefit from small classes, with caring, well-trained teachers. They receive hands-on experience as they learn in realistic clinical settings.

Hours:
A combined 4 week (day classes) or 7 week (evening classes) Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aide Training Program. The program is 126 hours and includes a CPR for the Professional Rescuer–Health Care Provider training.

Day Session 4 weeks: Monday–Friday from 8:30 am–3:30 pm, Clinical Day hours: 40 Hour Week

 Evening Session 7 weeks: Monday–Thurs from 5:30 pm-9:30 pm, Clinical Day hours: 40 Hour Week

Eligibility:

  1. Must be 16 years of age.
  2. Must attend an orientation and pass the Assessment Exam.
  3. Present a copy of a current negative TB or Chest x-ray.
  4. A physical within the current year with no restrictions to lifting or bending.
  5. Present current photo ID–Drivers License, Passport, or state issued ID card.
  6. A background check must be completed as a pre-condition to participate in the NAT/HHA program.

Payments:
A $625 enrollment fee is required to hold your place in class. Full payment is due 7 days prior to the start of class.


Dress for Success

484 Main St.
Suite 101
Worcester, MA 01608

(508) 796-5660

Services:
This international  organization helps disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. On her initial visit a woman receives a suit appropriate for the industry in which she is interviewing and, if available, accessories. After a woman finds a job she returns to Dress for Success for additional clothing that can be mixed and matched to make several outfits, providing her with the foundation for a professional wardrobe.

Hours:
By appointment only, Tuesday through Friday: 9:00 am–2:00 pm

Professional Women’s Group (PWG) 

Services:
Offers women ongoing support as they successfully transition into the workforce, build thriving careers and prosper in the mainstream workplace. Once a woman joins the PWG she is a member for life, able to attend meetings at any affiliate throughout the world, and can benefit from additional employment retention and mentoring programs.


MLK Business Empowerment Center

237 Chandler St.
Worcester, MA 01609

(508) 756-6330

Services:
Participants are provided with one-to-one consultation service.  The staff is composed of business counselors, all the consulting staff has an MBA degree and valuable business experience, who can provide participants with relevant and accurate business advice. Consultation services are tailored to the individuals’ time table and goals. We realize that most pre-venture business planning can be a timely process.  By following the business plan template clients are educated in the areas of business entity declaration, federal and state tax enrollment, product and service development, market analysis, understanding competition and differentiation, forecasting and setting accurate sales goals, human resource issues, understanding financial documents such as cash flow statements, balance sheets and income statements, and risk analysis.

Growth and Opportunities through Applied Learning (GOAL) Institute

Services:
The purpose of GOAL is to offer workshops and seminars which are designed to give relevant, accurate and the most recent information available to help small business owners maintain a competitive advantage in today’s economy.The programs are run consecutively throughout the year.

Additional information:

Most of these classes are under $40.


Mass Rehab Commission

359 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01608

(508) 754-1757

Services:
MRC’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program assists individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment. This includes work evaluation and adjustment services, assessment of technology, such as customized computer programs for persons with physical or sensory disabilities, job counseling services, and medical and therapeutic services.

It also works with employers to open more opportunities for its clients, educating the employers about the benefits of a diverse work environment. The Vocational Rehabilitation Program is mandated and regulated by the federal government while being administered through state government.

Eligibility:
Service is available to persons suffering from a disability. A referral is required along with an MRC Orientation, which is held every Wednesday at 10:00 am in their conference room.


Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

Cash Assistance

Department of Transitional Assistance

50 Southwest Cutoff, Worcester, MA 01604

1-877-382-2363/(508) 767-3100

Massachusetts State Supplement Program (SSP)

Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC)

The Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC)

Department of Transitional Assistance (Framingham Office)

300 Howard Street, Framingham, Ma 01702

1-877-382-2363/(508) 661-6600      Monday – Friday, 7:30AM-5PM

SNAP: Food Assistance / Food Stamp

49 Nursery Lane, ste.101, Fitchburg, MA 01420

(978)665-8700    Office Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5pm

1 North Street, Southbridge, MA  01550

(508) 765-2400    Office Hours: 7:30am – 5pm


Workforce Central Worcester

44 Front Street, 6th floor
Worcester, MA 01608

(508) 799-1600 / (508) 799-8000

Services:
Through the Job Seekers services Workforce Central Worcester is there to provide assistance to those who are beginning their work history or those who are looking for a new job.  They provide job training and financial aid is available to assist clients in their career path.  The program also operates a Youth Services and Veterans Services division.

Eligibility:

Workforce Central Career Centers can provide financial assistance for re-training to eligible applicants  18 years and over, you must reside or have been currently laid off their service area.

To participate in the program you will be asked to provide two documents:

  1.  Proof of Age in the form of a birth certificate or other legal document that contains your date of birth
  2. Work Authorization, this can be a copy of your passport, birth certificate or alien resident card indicating right to work.

New Leaf Program

Services:
This program has been designed by job experts and ex-offenders to help clients land the job that they want.  The first step is to apply for the Career Center Seminar, in which the client will have the opportunity to meet with job-readiness expert and talk about history and develop career goals.

 

Youth Services

Services:
Assistance with work readiness and job search assistance, work experience in the form of internship opportunities, training, counseling and mentoring.  Career development is also available with adult mentoring and follow-up services. Additional Youth Services include GED preparation, MCAS preparation and summer youth employment.

Veterans Services

Services:
Veterans receive top priority services.  Clients have the opportunity to meet with a Veterans’ Representative that will provide job assistance. Additionally they  can offer job leads, career planning, career training, resume services,use of personal computers, internet access, workshops and ongoing support, community outreach and other veterans’ resources.

Unemployment Insurance 

Services:

Walk-in customers may use the dedicated UI Online computer stations on a first-come, first-serve basis. Basic computer skills are needed for you to enter all personal and confidential claim information yourself when using the Online system.

 

Stop by the front desk to sign up. UI Online computer stations and printers are available Monday through Thursday, 8:45:00 am–3:00 pm and Fridays, 9:30 am–3:00 pm. If you require assistance to fill out this application, please be advised that staff are available on the following days and times: Monday through Thursday, 8:45:00 am–3:00 pm and Fridays, 9:30 am–3:00 pm.

Older Worker Services

Services:
Offers mature workers assistance in re-employment, including coaching and counseling, internships, job referrals, on-the-job training at non-profit and government agencies and much more. To participate you must first attend a Careers Services Seminar and then ask for a referral.

 

 

 


MassGrant

osfa@osfa.mass.edu

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education- Office of Student Financial Assistance
454 Broadway, Suite 200, Revere, MA  02151 
617-391-6070 

The MASSGrant program provides need-based financial assistance to undergraduate students who reside in Massachusetts and who are enrolled in and pursuing a program of higher education in any approved public or independent college, university, school of nursing or any other approved institution furnishing a program of higher education.

Eligibility: 

In order to be eligible for MassGrant you must fit the following criteria:

  1. Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) between $0-$5081.
  2. Be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts.
  3. Be a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen.
  4. Be enrolled full time (at least 12 credits or its equivalent).
  5. Be enrolled in a certificate, associate or bachelors degree program.
  6. Not have received a prior bachelors degree or its equivalent.
  7. Be in compliance with Selective Service Registration requirements.
  8. Be eligible for Title IV financial aid, not be in default of any Federal or State loan or owe a refund on any previously received financial aid.
  9. Demonstrate financial aid need as determined by the Federal Methodology need analysis criteria.
  10. Be maintaining satisfactory academic progress in accordance with institutional and federal standards.

How to Apply:

The first step, like many of the other grant programs, is to fill out the FAFSA.  You must submit your FAFSA application before to May 1st to be considered for MassGrant.

 


Worcester State University

486 Chandler St.
Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 929-8127
Services:
Named Best in the Northeast ten years in a row by Princeton Review,  Worcester State University is a great place to start or continue your education. They offer graduate and continuing education programs, with special institutes for business and teaching. ESL and adult literacy classes are offered. Online courses are available.

Additionally, they offer over 50 academic programs taught by talented and dedicated faculty in a residential campus with state-of-the-art facilities. There are more than 30 clubs and organizations and NCAA Division III collegiate athletics. 

Latino Education Institute

Services:

This program was started in 2000 and it provides latino members of the Worcester community with programs that focus on education, literacy, leadership, civic engagement and health.  It works to improve the academic strength and well being of Latino students (K-16) and additionally works with community outreach programs.

Under the umbrella of the LEI stand a variety of unique programs such as Club E, an adult education ESL program.  There is also LIDER,  Latinos Involved in Discovering Educational Resources,  which is an after school program for adults and their children preparing them to access further education.

Schedule:
The programs operate on a variety of schedules. Please call   (508) 798-6507 for more specific information.

The officer hours are as follows:
Monday through Friday  9:00 am–5:00 pm.

Registration:
LEI’s program tend to fill up fast, so please register with anticipation.

Payment:
Fees vary. Many of the services offered are free of charge.

Additional information:
Please log-on to their website for a full list of the programs offered and information on how you can get involved. http://worcester.edu/LEI/default.aspx

 


Worcester Public Schools

Locations vary 
24 Chatham Street
Worcester,MA

(508) 799-3090

Worcester Public Schools Night Life

Services:
The Night Life program has a reputation for being  one of the most enriching and successful in the nation. It offers a wide array of classes, in everything from business to recreation. Job training and vocational skills classes are available. Online classes are available. The program also operates an adult learning center at 24 Chatham Street that specializes in adult literacy, ESL, and GED classes).

They have at their disposal a team of Commonwealth certified teachers so help you further your education.

If you are 16 or over and have left school you are eligible for this program.

Registration:
Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis so please register early if you considering taking one of the classes offered.  You may register up until the first night of the class.

Schedule:
Times and dates are subject to the specific courses.

Payment:
Tuition for the courses must be paid in full by the time of registration.  They do not accept payments in form of cash, however all major credit cards and checks are accepted.

Additional information:
Please log on to their website for more specific information.
http://www.nightlifeworcester.org/

 

 

 

 


Becker College

61 Sever Street,
Worcester, MA 01609


(508) 373-9500

Weller Academic Center
Services:
Bachelor’s and associate degrees. Certificate courses offered. Accelerated and professional studies are available.

Payment:
Financial aid is available.


Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School

57 Old Muggett Hill Road
Charlton, MA 01507

(508) 248-5971, x1714 or x1715 

 Adult Evening Classes

Services:
This adult technical school offers a wide range of courses that include cooking, business and finance, entertainment, computer technology,  health and fitness and a number of other interests. These classes are non-credit courses and are usually not graded.  At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance and completion.

Registration:
You choose to register either online, by phone, by mail, in person or by fax.  There is a registration fee of $5, per person, per semester.  Registration is open to individuals 18. The program does run a first come, first serve basis so if you interested in any of the classes please register early.

Schedule:
Spring semester runs from January 2- June 13
Office hours are as follows:
Monday-Thursday 8am–3:00 pm and Friday 8am–3:00 pm

Summer semester runs from June 16-August 22
Office hours are as follows:
Monday-Friday 8am–2pm

Additional information:
More information of schedules, access the registration form and additional information on services offered is available here:

http://www.baypath.tec.ma.us/pdf/ns_catalogue.pdf

 


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