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.

Our Principles

The English Works Campaign promotes public and private investment, innovation and improvements in accordance with the following 5 principles to meet the needs of workers, businesses, and the Commonwealth:

  • Public and private investment and collaboration around improving workforce English skills should make Massachusetts’ business climate more competitive.
  • Access to English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes should be broad, including multiple settings, schedules, and delivery methods to accommodate individuals in the workforce.
  • English language learners should have pathways to family-sustaining wages, economic self-sufficiency, and further educational opportunities.
  • ESOL providers should have support to develop organizational and professional capacity to offer ESOL to working adults and in the workplace.
  • Accountability through data collection and analysis should ensure clear documentable outcomes to businesses, workers, and the Commonwealth.

English Works’ vision and principles are consistent with the state’s economic development goals, which acknowledge that one of the keys to the economic vitality of the Commonwealth is an English-proficient, skilled, and educated workforce.