Sign on to the English Works Campaign

agrees to support and participate in the English Works Campaign.
As a signatory to English Works, our organization agrees to be listed on English Works materials and will have a seat on the Campaign Committee.
We enter into this voluntary agreement with English Works in a spirit of partnership and collaboration, and with a vision of a Commonwealth that provides all residents with a pathway to economic self-sufficiency; ensures a stable, skilled workforce for Massachusetts businesses today and in the future; and integrates immigrants into the fabric of our economy, communities and shared civic life.


Capacity Development

The English Works Campaign aims to spur the creation of high-quality ESOL partnerships by developing tools and increasing capacity. With the right support, more ESOL providers can market their programs, create fee-for-service and tuition reimbursement options, customize curricula, and accommodate business schedules and needs. To achieve these goals, in 2010 English for New Bostonians launched the English at Work Capacity-Building Initiative:

English at Work Capacity-Building Initiative aims to foster and strengthen partnerships among educational providers, unions, and businesses providing English language classes for immigrant workers. Both English language learners and their employers will benefit.

The Initiative includes the following components:

  • Professional development and technical assistance for ESOL providers in Greater Boston, designed to help providers initiate or expand existing partnerships that result in added opportunities for learners. Training and one-on-one technical assistance are led by Connie Nelson, formerly of Massachusetts Worker Education Roundtable and Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education.
  • Resource development for ESOL providers, including how-to guides on targeting local employers, marketing program services, and implementing “fee for service” agreements. Existing materials (for example on conducting workplace needs analysis and developing contextualized curriculum) are used in training sessions and are available by clicking here
  • Resource development for employers and unions, including a list of existing business-community-labor ESOL partnerships in Massachusetts, references, and how-to guides on “Selecting a Provider of High-Quality ABE or ESOL,” and “Operating a Workplace ESOL Program" are now available by clicking here.

Trainings are announced periodically.
Check the
home page for updates.