English language learners lauded in Roslindale 

by Julie Cohen, The Roslindale Transcript
Posted by ABCD Public Information 5/28/2015 Categories: ESOL Programs

"The Transcript decided to take a closer look into the struggles and triumphs of immigrants to the U.S. who are working hard to learn English. Many have not only become proficient in the language, they’ve become more confident in other areas of their lives." read more

Roslindale ESOL students learn the language of success 

Posted by ABCD Public Information 5/29/2014 Categories: ESOL Graduation ESOL Programs
By Julie M. Cohen, West Roxbury wickedlocal, May. 29, 2014

Roslindale resident Samah Tarbal came to the U.S. from Sudan in 2011 and has been pursuing her dream of becoming a pharmacist ever since.

However, she wanted to improve her English language skills in order to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) so she will be accepted to a pharmacy program. Without the help of the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) South Side Head Start Adult ESOL Program, this hurdle would be even greater.

"I have goals to go to college," said Tarbal. "(ABCD) really helps."

In recognition of Tarbal’s hard work, ABCD’s Roslindale Adult Literacy Community Planning Group honored her and several other students and mentors last week with certificates of recognition during a joyful ceremony at the Roslindale Branch Public Library.

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Mattapan language and GED program loses state funds, state cites poor performance 

7/2/2012 Categories: ESOL Programs

June 29, 2012|By Patrick D. Rosso, Town Correspondent, Globe Staff

The Mattapan Family Service Center has lost state funding for its Mattapan Adult Education Literacy Partnership, effectively eliminating the neighborhood’s only state-funded program to teach non-native English speakers and help them receive a high school equivalency diploma.

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State Wipes Out GED, ESOL Funds for ABCD Mattapan, Downtown Centers… 

6/28/2012 Categories: ESOL Programs

Posted by Valarie Seabrook ⋅ June 28, 2012 

The state’s Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) eliminated funding yesterday for GED and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs provided by Action for Boston Community Development at its Mattapan and citywide LearningWorks centers.

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