Adult Education & Workforce Development
Education is one of the most important steps towards gaining self sufficiency and ending the cycle of poverty. Learning English, acquiring foundational knowledge, and accessing training helps people build a better future for themselves and their families.
Catholic Charities’ El Centro has provided intensive, results oriented ESOL instruction for low-income immigrants in Boston for over 60 years. The program offers both adult education and an IT Training program.
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Classes
Mastering English can be a challenge if it is not your native language. Classes are free of charge, and the program is open to anyone who wants to learn, without restrictions on residency, immigration status, age, or language proficiency level.
High School Equivalency Programs (HiSet)
Take the next step to achieving your personal or career goals by improving your education and skills in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Classes are available for anyone 18 years and older with at least an intermediate level of English proficiency.
Job Training (CNA/HHA and IT)
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to become a key member of the workforce, with plenty of opportunity for advancement. We offer training to help you start a career as an information technology support specialist or a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and home health aide.