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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.


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.


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.


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

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


Gardner Mwcc Adult Learning Center

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


Milne Public Library

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


Tradewinds Clubhouse

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

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

 


Assumption College

 

500 Salisbury Street,
Worcester, MA 01609

(508) 767-7364

Continuing and Career Education

Services:

Offers a wide range of bachelor’s and associate degrees at affordable prices. Also has a number of certificate and non-credit programs. They offer a range of programs including online, blended and accelerated programs.

The application is available online.

Schedule:

Please click the link below to view the program dates and deadlines.

Payment:

Financial aid is available.

 


Worcester Public Schools

24 Chatham Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 799-3090

WPS Adult Learning Center

Services:
The WPS Adult Learning Center offers a variety of programs at this main location and other branches throughout the city. The Family Literacy Program runs Tuesday and Thursday for daytime hours, 9:00 to 11:30 am and evening hours are 5:30 to 8:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The also offer GED & ESL courses, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 to 11:30 am. The evening classes take place Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 to 7:30.

Citizenship Classes are also available, please call for more information.

Registration Information:

Free of charge.

Head Start: 

770 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610

 (508) 799-3237

Fax: (508) 799-3633

Recruitment & Enrollment Information: (508) 799-3608

Services: Head Start is a federally funded preschool program whose focus is to provide quality instruction and education with an emphasis on early literacy and mathematics. Children leave Head Start prepared for elementary school and a successful transition to kindergarten. Teachers use research based curriculum. Instruction is provided in both individual and small group settings. The classroom environment and teacher instruction provide opportunities for each child to develop at their own pace in a stimulating and challenging setting.

Comprehensive services are provided to both the child and their family.

These services include:

Health screenings and education

Oral Health screenings and dental education

Nutritional services

Special Needs identification and support services

Social Service support and referrals

Family Involvement activities including Adult Education opportunities

The program services 615 children and families who reside in the City of Worcester. Each Head Start building is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Limited transportation is provided and multilingual staff are available to assist families.

 


Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA  01602
(508) 929-8000

Intensive English Language Institute

Contact:
Leah Guzman and Susan Siebel
(508) 929-8120

Services:
The Intensive English Language Institute by Worcester State University offers ESL courses.

The Intensive program is offered by semester.  There are Spring, Fall and Summer sections that run of the following schedule:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:15 to 12:15pm.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

The Community Program is a small program using integrated skills with ESL courses. They are for people in levels 1-4. Courses are offered in the day or evening.

Pronunciation and Conversation classes are offered in the evenings.  These courses are exclusively for those in level 4 and higher.

Business English and Grammar through Writing classes are also offered in the evenings and only for those in level 4 or higher.

In addition, they provide TOEFL training courses for level 4 and up, in the evenings.

Registration information:
The registration fee may vary depending on the course. It can range from $700 to $3250 for the Intensive Semester Program. The other programs also have a registration fee that ranges from $375 to $475. Discounts and payment plans are available, please call for more information regarding these options.

 

Worcester State University Intergenerational Urban Institute

Location:
486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA  01602

Contact:
(508) 929-8978

Services:
The Intergenerational Urban Institute offers a variety of services including free conversational English tutoring. The classes run on the following schedule:

Tuesdays, 3:00 to 4:oopm at Worcester Housing Authority, 425 Pleasant Street.

Wednesdays, 11:30 to 12:20 pm at Worcester State University, 486 Chandler Street.

Thursdays, 10:00  to 11:00 am at Nu Café, 335 Chandler Street

Elderly persons are especially welcomed.

Registration information:
There is no registration fee. Classes begin the week of 9/23.

 

Latino Education Institute

Location:
537 Chandler Street, Worcester

Contact:
Coordinator Josefina
(508) 414-2590

Services:
ESL Adult Learner Program held on Tuesdays & Thursdays, from 6 pm–8:30 pm.

Registration:
Must be at least 18 years of age, undocumented OK

No Cost
Registration on-going
Classes are September–November and March-June
Enrollment dependent upon waiting list and program numbers


Quinsigamond Community College

670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA  01606
(508) 853-2300

College Level Education

Services:
Quinsigamond  serves  over 13,000 full and part-time day and evening students.  Over 70 associate degree and certificate career options in Business, Health Care, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Human Services. The College also offers a wide variety of non-credit courses, workshops, and seminars through its Training and Education Center. In addition, over 300 noncredit and nearly 35 credit courses are offered online. The College also has program locations at the Senior Center in Worcester (Hospitality & Recreation Management), Burncoat High School in Worcester(Automotive Technology), in Marlborough and 5 Optical Drive in Southbridge.

This college also offers the opportunity to get involved outside of the classroom in a variety of clubs and events.

Registration:
Please click on he link below to register for classes.
http://www.qcc.edu/register-classes

Schedule:
Summer I Classes begin on May 19, 2014.
Summer II Classes begin on July 7, 2014.
Fall Classes begin on September 2, 2014.

Payment:
Tuition is  the lowest in the region at $181 per credit for Massachusetts residents and $387 per credit for non-residents.
Financial aid is available.

 

GED Classes in Spanish

Locations:
Worcester Business Center, 67 Millbrook Street, Worcester, MA

QCC Main Campus (Surprenant Building), 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA

Contact:
Call Deborah Gonzalez to register:  (508) 854-7524

Services:
GED Classes in Spanish

Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 8pm, (at the Worcester Business Center) and Saturdays from 9:00 am–11:00 am. (at the QCC Main Campus) – 12 consecutive sessions

Registration:
The classes cost $245.00

Call Deborah Gonzalez to register:  (508) 854-7524

 

QCC-Adult Basic Education at the Training & Education Center

Location:
751 Grove Street Worcester, MA 01605

Contact:
The contact for referrals to this program is Kate Anderson at (508) 751-7910 or kateanderson@qcc.mass.edu

Services:
ABE, ESL, Pre-GED,  GED, GED math prep, and ESOL

All classes are free of charge

ABE, Pre-GED and GED:
Monday,Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 am–12:30 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurday from 5:30-9:30 pm

GED math prep: Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 pm–6:00 pm

ESOL for Employment with focus on health professions: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am–12:30 pm

ESL levels:  beginner, low intermediate, high intermediate and advanced
Monday,Wednesday andFriday from 1-4pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thurday from 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Online GED Prep

Registration:
Registration for the GED and ESL programs:  2nd Thurs of each month -except June and August- either at 10 am or 3:00 pm

 

ESL and GED Classes at the Boys and Girls Club

Location:65  Tainter St Worcester, MA 01610

Contact:
Deborah Gonzalez–call (508) 579-4464 or email dgonzalez@qcc.mass.edu

Services:
ESL –  Oct to Dec (4 hrs. a week)

GED preparation–Tuesday – Thursday, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm (12 week program)

Bus passes provided, and Child care details will be provided during the testing dates.

Registration:
Required Placement test and Orientation sessions for new students.
Books & Workbooks free

 

ESL and GED Classes at Great Brook Valley

Location:
180 Constitution Avenue, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 635-3358

Services:
GED classes and ESL classes.

GED classes are available Monday-Friday from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. ESL classes are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Classes are free.  Advising for next steps and transitions is offered.

Registration:
Walk-in Registration and Testing to determine class level
*Open only to great Brook Valley residents

Services are FREE
Services run on the Public School Schedule

Registration hours:

Monday– Friday from 10 am–3 pm

 


Education

Education

Assumption College – Continuing and Career Education

500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 767-7364
Services: Offers a wide range of bachelor’s and associate degrees. Also has a number of certificate and non-credit programs. Financial aid is available.

Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School

57 Old Muggett Hill Road, Charlton, MA 01507
(508) 248-5971, ext. 1714 or ext. 1715
Services: Adult evening classes in everything from trade licensing to personal nance.

Bay State Community Services

1120 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

36 Cordage Park Cir # 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.

Becker College – Weller Academic Center

61 Sever Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 373-9500
Services: Bachelor’s and associate degrees. Certi cate courses o ered. Accelerated and professional studies are available.

Payments: Financial aid is available.

Beverly Bootstraps Community Services Inc.

35 Park St, 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.

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.

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.

Federal Supplement Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

1-800-433-3243

http://studentaid.ed.gov/contact#call

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.

GLCAC, or the Greater Lawrence Community Action

305 Essex St, 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.

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.

MassGrant

454 Broadway, STE.200, Revere, MA 02151

(617) 391-6070

osfa@osfa.mass.edu

Mount Wachusett Community College – Regional Adult Education Center
444 Green Street, Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632-6600

Pell Grants

1-800-433-3243

http://studentaid.edu.gov/contact#call

Quinsigamond Community College

670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 853-2300
Services: Community college. Job training courses o ered. Financial aid available.

Worcester Public Schools Night Life

Locations vary
(508) 799-3090
Website: http://www.nightlifeworcester.org/

Services: The Night Life program 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.

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 929-8000
Services: Graduate and continuing education programs, special institutes for business and teaching. ESL and adult literacy classes o ered. Online classes are available.

Financial Aid for Education

To apply for student financial aid, start by filling out the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA)

Pell Grants

1-800-433-3243

Website: http://studentaid.ed.gov/contact#call
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned
a bachelor’s or a professional degree. Certain eligibility limitations apply for former o enders.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
1-800-433-324
Website: http://studentaid.ed.gov/contact#call

The FSEOG program is administered directly by the financial aid office at each participating school and is therefore called “campus-based” aid. Not all schools participate. Priority is given to students already receiving a Pell Grant.

MassGrant

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

osfa@osfa.mass.edu

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.


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