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.


Leadership Circle

 
Roger Berkowitz
Roger Berkowitz
CEO, Legal Sea Foods
"I am proud that Legal Sea Foods is committed to providing high-quality ESOL training for our employees. To remain competitive, businesses in the hospitality and food service need to whole-heartedly invest in English language programs to tap the talents and skills of its employees. At Legal Sea Foods, we've seen this succeed time and again."
 
 
Carline Desire
Carline Desire
Executive Director, Association of Haitian Women
"Immigrant families come here to embrace Massachusetts as a new home representing new hope and opportunities. With integration into the tapestry of our Commonwealth, immigrant communities enrich our civic, cultural, and economic life."
 
 
Veronica Turner

Veronica Turner
Executive Vice-President, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

"1199SEIU has led the way in partnering with hospitals and nursing homes to provide English classes and other education and training opportunities for the Commonwealth's health care workforce. We support the English Works campaign because it is in line with our mission to improve and expand quality patient care, to protect and improve the lives of our members and our families."

 
 
Paul S. Grogan Boston Foundation
Paul S. Grogan
President and CEO, The Boston Foundation
"In our 21st century knowledge-based economy, English language mastery is a critical skill. To thrive, the region needs to see our diverse, immigrant-rich population as a prime asset—and that means investing in programs like English Works."
 
 
Steven Tolman AFL-CIO
Steven Tolman
President, Mass. AFL-CIO
  "This campaign, is not only crucial for our   Commonwealth’s economy, it will help make sure immigrants are fully aware of their rights on the job. That is why the Massachusetts AFL-CIO is fully supportive of the English Works Initiative."
 
 
Warren Pepicelli UNITE HERE
Warren Pepicelli
International VP of UNITE HERE! New England Joint Board
"The New England Joint Board of UNITE HERE! represents over 10,000 workers, including thousands of Massachusetts immigrant families. We are proud of our English language programs run in partnership with Massachusetts employers. We urge all industries and businesses to invest in the skills and talents of immigrant workers by committing to these programs."
 
 
Rocio Sáenz
Rocio Sáenz
President, Service Employees International Union Local 615
"An investment in English programs for workers is an investment in our families, our communities, and our futures."