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Catholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office
Catholic Charities - Immigration and Refugee Services
Immigrant services include immigration consultation, assistance with paperwork such as green card or citizenship applications, adjustment of status "V" visas and "K" visas, family petitions and citizenship classes. Fees may apply. Provides newly arrived refugees with basic needs and case management to help them get settled. English as a second language classes are regularly offered. Translation services are available. Volunteer opportunities are available. Automobile donations accepted -- call for details.
900 South Woodward Street
Lehigh/Northampton County Office
Allentown, PA 18103
Eligibility: Anyone with refugee or asylee status as well as Cuban/Haitian entrants and trafficking victims
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Catholic Charities Diocese of Harrisburg
Catholic Charities - Immigration & Refugee Services - Refugee Employment Services
- Employment services for refugees are offered through the agency's main office in Harrisburg - English as a Second Language and Citizenship classes are offered at several locations in Dauphin and Cumberland Counties. Call for dates and location. The employment program includes job placement and on-the-job translation for those designated as "refugees" by the Immigration & Naturalization Services (INS) and who have lived in the US more than six months and less than five years.
939 East Park Drive
Suite 101
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Eligibility: Refugee status for employment services
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
ESL and Citizenship Classes - Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
Instruction for students whose primary language is not English are held in Berwick and Milton. Services include skill development in listening, speaking, reading, writing and math, and citizenship. Berwick English Language Acquisition Class (In the Immaculate Conception BVM Church) 1730 Fowler Avenue, Berwick 570-523-1155 Sundays from 5:00pm to 8:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm CSIU English Language Acquisition Class 1050 Hepburn Street, Milton 570-742-4752 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 9:00am to 12:00pm
90 Lawton Lane
Milton, PA 17847
Hours: CSIU Main Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Chambersburg Hispanic American Center
Referral, Comprehensive Case Management, Translation and Interpretation Services (Spanish)
As of 03/16/2020 and until further notice, this location is closed due to COVID-19. Individuals can leave a message when they call and someone will call them back. Formed as a nonprofit organization in 2000, The Chambersburg Hispanic American Center (CHAC) bridges the language and cultural divide that sometimes hinders new Latino residents from accessing services for which they are eligible. CHAC's main goals are to inform and educate. It seeks to integrate Latinos, both temporary and permanent residents, into the local community and help them to improve the quality of their lives. Most of our work is carried out through one-on-one counseling in Spanish and English, offered free. CHAC connects people with jobs, housing and various social services. They provide the following supports: Biligual Services Job Services Referral for Aid Parent Education Programs Legal Aid Immigration Assistance
252 South Main Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Eligibility: Low-Moderate Income individuals. Call for more details about eligibility.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge - High School Leadership Programs
American Leaders Youth Summit: A three-day conference for high school students to interact with experts on citizenship, democracy, the free enterprise system, the judicial system, and the American political process. The program includes thought-provoking lectures, historical tours, and experiential workshops, all designed to develop leadership skills and deepen an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of engaged citizenship. Price of Freedom Conference: Designed for Eagle Scouts, Sea Scout Quartermasters, or Venturing Scouts that have earned the Silver Award, this program challenges participants to learn about the sacrifices made to establish and protect the ideals of a free society. In addition to discussions and guest lectures on current issues of citizenship, patriotism, leadership, and heroism, the program includes tours of Colonial Philadelphia and Valley Forge National Park. Service Learning in Public Policy: An advanced leadership program for high school achievers who want to learn how to be catalysts for positive change in the world. The week-long program includes a field service/learning experience, public policy courses and discussions, and workshops in leadership and communications to help students prepare for the college application process. Student Entrepreneur Experience: A week-long program that gives high school students, particularly those from low-income, at-risk environments, the chance to develop self-confidence and career skills that can help them achieve success in and out of school. The curriculum includes team-building, economics, business plan development, marketing, the free enterprise system, and entrepreneurship.
1601 Valley Forge Road
Valley Forge, PA 194811948
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge - Elementary & Middle School Programs
Birth of a Free Nation: This week-long residential academic tour helps younger students develop a greater knowledge and appreciation of American history. Guided visits to important historical sites, such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center, and Valley Forge National Park, among others, complement the Freedoms Foundation classroom instruction. Special appearances and presentations by actors portraying Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington "bring history to life." Milestones in American History: Like the Birth of a Free Nation, this week-long residential program develops a better understanding of American history, through visits not only to Colonial Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Dutch Country, but to sites in New York as well. Students will spend a day in the Big Apple with site visits to Ground Zero, Battery Park, Time Square, Fifth Avenue, and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Cornerstones of Freedom: This academic tour includes Colonial Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, DC. With an overnight in our nation's capital, students will visit the National Mall to explore memorials to Lincoln, Jefferson, WWII, Vietnam, Korea, as well as stops at the Smithsonian's Air and Space and American History Museums. No visit to DC would be complete without a visit to the class' Representative on the Hill and a chance to see the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence at the National Archives.
1601 Valley Forge Road
Valley Forge, PA 194811948
Indochinese-American Council
Indochinese-American Council - Adult Programs
The Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs provide adult education, ESL, citizenship, pre-employment skills training, and job placement for low-income adults, in collaboration with non-profit organizations all over the Philadelphia area. Families That Work is for working parents of children from infancy through third grade. This program provides adult education, parenting, early childhood education, and PACT (Parents and Children Time Together). It also addresses the literacy needs of all members of the family while promoting parental involvement in their children's education. Move-Up Program is for welfare clients and is funded by the Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. The IAC staff conducts intensive literacy and GED classes at the Earn Centers, Job Skill Training Center, Achieving Reunification Center, and Teen-Parent Centers throughout the City of Philadelphia. Core Education, Employment, and Job Skills Training Programs provide counseling, basic education, GED preparation, intensive computer training, and life and employment skills to high school drop-outs, ages 17 to 21. Participants can receive a high school diploma, job training, employment skills, preparation for post-secondary education, as well as readiness for the world of work.
4934-36 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Indochinese-American Council
Indochinese-American Council - Adult Programs - Logan/Olney E3 Power Center
The Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs provide adult education, ESL, citizenship, pre-employment skills training, and job placement for low-income adults, in collaboration with non-profit organizations all over the Philadelphia area. Families That Work is for working parents of children from infancy through third grade. This program provides adult education, parenting, early childhood education, and PACT (Parents and Children Time Together). It also addresses the literacy needs of all members of the family while promoting parental involvement in their children's education. Move-Up Program is for welfare clients and is funded by the Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. The IAC staff conducts intensive literacy and GED classes at the Earn Centers, Job Skill Training Center, Achieving Reunification Center, and Teen-Parent Centers throughout the City of Philadelphia. Core Education, Employment, and Job Skills Training Programs provide counseling, basic education, GED preparation, intensive computer training, and life and employment skills to high school drop-outs, ages 17 to 21. Participants can receive a high school diploma, job training, employment skills, preparation for post-secondary education, as well as readiness for the world of work.
5201 Old York Road
Suite #2
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Keystone Opportunity Center
Education
Offering a variety of classes for native and non-native English speaking residents. These classes are offered throughout the year. English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes give non-native English speakers an opportunity to improve conversational English and life skills. GED (high school diploma equivalency) classes help students prepare for the GED test. Family Literacy is a class for parents and their children to learn and practice English, job skills, and life skills. Civics teaches students what they need to know in order to become a citizen in the United States. Tutoring programs are also available to help students improve in any of the areas listed above.
104 North Main Street
Souderton, PA 18964
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 4:00pm Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm *Classes are now held through distance learning.
King's College
Citizenship Preparation
Citizenship preparation is offered if/when there is a large need among the ESL students. If a course is offered, it will meet once a week for 10 weeks. Citizenship preparation is a class taught to prepare the students with the 100 questions they have to review for the test.
133 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
Hours: 8:30-4:30 M-F
Korean Community Development Services Center
Korean Community Development Services Center - Bilingual and Citizenship Education for the Elderly
This program is provided for the elderly during the day, Monday and Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The elderly have a more serious difficulty in learning English than the young adults and thus take more time in the program and the program assists them in preparing for citizenship interviews.
6055 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120
La Comunidad Hispana
La Comunidad Hispana - Educational Programs
English as a Second Language (ESL) – four levels of instruction, with a curriculum that builds work readiness and other skills while building English proficiency. The classes are held at: Kennett Square: Kennett Area Senior Center: Monday and Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:00pm; Oxford: Hopewell elementary School in Oxford: Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:30pm; Avon Grove: Avon Grove High School: Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Citizenship – classes prepare students for the citizenship exam and help them understand their rights and responsibilities as new U.S. citizens. The classes are held at La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) on Wednesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
731 West Cypress Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00AM - 8:00 PM, Friday 8:00AM - 12PM.
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 - Community Education (Adult and Family Literacy)
- Adult Basic Education (ABE): helps adults acquire the knowledge and skills they need in order to carry out daily responsibilities at home, in the community and in the workplace. Each adult has an individual learning plan based on their individual learning goals that helps guide day-to-day instruction. Students learn at their own pace with support from professional adult educators. - English as a Second Language (ESL): Non-native speakers of English can build vocabulary, writing, grammar and communication skills by interacting meaningfully with learners from around the world. Free classes are available to permanent U.S. residents. - Family Literacy Classes: Helps parents get the skills they need to be the first, and most important, teachers of their children. Children and parents learn together through the four components of the program: adult basic education, early childhood education, parent education, and Parent and Child Together (PACT). - General Educational Development (GED) Classes: Preparation classes to help students successfully complete the five sections of the General Educational Development Test: Writing skills, Social Studies, Science, Literature and the Arts and Math. Instructors will design a specific course of study for each individual and help them determine when they are ready to pass the GED examination. Classes are available at many locations throughout the two counties. - Workplace Essential Skills: Offers job seekers and incumbent workers specialized instruction to help meet career goals. Multimedia instruction is available via the web, video or through traditional classroom instruction. -Employer Services: The Workforce Education Program offers employers a vast array of services related to work-based foundation skills. Staff work with an employer to determine employee basic skill needs, develop specialized curricula and deliver targeted instruction. In many instances, public dollars are available to help employers address the basic skill needs of their workers in the workplace. -GED Testing Services: The GED Exam is given regularly to those adults who want to pursue a high school equivalency diploma from the Commonwealth. There are five sub-tests to the GED exam: Writing Skills, Social Studies, Science, Literature and the Arts and Math. Sub-tests may be taken one at a time or all five at once.
1020 New Holland Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17601
Eligibility: Must be16 years, not currently enrolled in public school
Hours: Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm; Class Hours: Vary by site
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
Lancaster-LebanonIU13 - Lebanon County Community Education
Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 offers day and evening classes in ESL, high school equivalency, citizenship, and family literacy classes at One Cumberland Street in Lebanon.
One Cumberland Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
Eligibility: Varies per program
Hours: Hours vary; see website
Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12
LIU12, Adams Literacy Council and Gettysburg Site
ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING FOR ADULTS We offer help in basic literacy, math, reading, GED/Hi-Set preparation, Citizenship, and also to learn the English language (ESL/ELL). There are no prerequisites. Individual tutoring and small groups are available. Our services are Free/No Cost. CITIZENSHIP CLASSES Sessions are 6 weeks and classes are every Monday and Thursday evening 6:30pm to 8pm. Nuestras clases gratuitas de Cuidandania. Cada sesion sera de 6 semans y las clases seran todos los lunes y juieves por la noche, de 6:30 pm a 8pm.
1685 Baltimore Pike
Suite F
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Eligibility: Adams County residents, age 17 or older.
Hours: Office Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30am to 5:00pm. Class and Service times will vary.
St. Rocco Church
St. Rocco Center
Services include: Certificates/Forms Assistance Citizenship Education Food Pantry Hispanic/ Latino Advocacy Hispanic/ Latino Communities Interpretation/ Translation Services Thanksgiving Baskets
9016 Gap-Newport Pike
Avondale, PA 19311
Eligibility: Mainly serves Spanish people.
Hours: The Food Pantry is open Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM-4:30 PM.
United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Adult Literacy - ESL - Citizenship Education - United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylva
In partnership with the Scranton Council of Literacy Advance (SCOLA), UNC's Community Education department provides free adult literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL). Classes are located at 631 Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. Facility hours are Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The facility offers free ESL classes, one-on-one tutoring, and a computer lab for independent self-study. We teach a Family Literacy program specially designed for ESL adults with children in third grade or younger, a Citizenship class for those preparing to pass the U.S. citizenship test, a Language Partnership class for those looking to learn either English or Spanish, and Job Placement services for recent immigrants looking to enter or advance up a career ladder.
631 Cedar Avenue
South Scranton, PA 18505
Hours: Facility hours are Monday to Thursday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Catholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office
Catholic Charities - Immigration and Refugee Services
Catholic Charities Diocese of Harrisburg
Catholic Charities - Immigration & Refugee Services - Refugee Employment Services
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
ESL and Citizenship Classes - Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
Chambersburg Hispanic American Center
Referral, Comprehensive Case Management, Translation and Interpretation Services (Spanish)
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge - High School Leadership Programs
Indochinese-American Council
Indochinese-American Council - Adult Programs
Indochinese-American Council
Indochinese-American Council - Adult Programs - Logan/Olney E3 Power Center
Keystone Opportunity Center
Education
King's College
Citizenship Preparation
Korean Community Development Services Center
Korean Community Development Services Center - Bilingual and Citizenship Education for the Elderly
La Comunidad Hispana
La Comunidad Hispana - Educational Programs
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 - Community Education (Adult and Family Literacy)
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
Lancaster-LebanonIU13 - Lebanon County Community Education
Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12
LIU12, Adams Literacy Council and Gettysburg Site
St. Rocco Church
St. Rocco Center
United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Adult Literacy - ESL - Citizenship Education - United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylva
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