The Adult Education and Workforce Initiatives program prepares adult immigrant learners with the education, training, and guidance needed to enroll in post-secondary education and job training, leading to employment at family-sustaining wages. Our goal is to provide 300 adults each year with career and educational pathways they need to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency in the United States.

Our students come from all over the world, including China, Haiti, Vietnam, Morocco, El Salvador, Brazil, Ethiopia, Colombia, and Cape Verde.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes and workforce training services are offered at the BCNC Boston and Quincy locations, during the day and evenings throughout the year.

ESOL classes for adult immigrants who want to get a job or go to college

Intensive English and job training to prepare adult immigrants for a full-time job in customer service


English class for adult immigrant parents and caregivers of K-12 children in Boston Public Schools


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Contact: Shirley Doan | 617-635-5129 x 1088

Produced by Tina Xu

Elaine Wong first got involved with BCNC after she emigrated from China in August 2017 and enrolled in an English for Customer Service course. Now, she has joined BCNC as a staff member in the Red Oak After School & Summer Program. Watch this video to learn about Elaine's journey.

BCNC was like a beacon, guiding me in the dark. It’s been very important to me, in my life.
— Xianwen Li