THE WELCOMING CENTER FOR NEW PENNSYLVANIANS
Connecting immigrants, employers, & communities
The Welcoming Center expands the regional tax base by encouraging population growth, job creation, and entrepreneurship.
The Welcoming Center revitalizes struggling neighborhoods by helping small business owners on key commercial corridors.
The Welcoming Center connects Pennsylvania employers with legal, work-authorized immigrant jobseekers.
The Welcoming Center attracts international talent by bringing skilled immigrant professionals to Pennsylvania.
The Welcoming Center raises the region's international profile by attracting workers and businesses from around the world.
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Our next ten-week session of classes, including ESL, GED, Citizenship, and Professional English courses, begins October 31, 2016. Apply now as we have limited space.
|English as a Second Language (ESL) (Beginning)||MWF||9:00 - 12:00 noon|
|English as a Second Language (ESL) (Beginning)||MWF||1:00 - 4:00 pm|
|ESL/Civics (Low Intermediate)||MWF||9:00 - 12:00 noon|
|ESL/Civics (High Intermediate -Advanced)||MWF||1:00 - 4:00pm|
|Beginning Literacy||TTH||1:00 - 4:00pm|
|Beginning Basic Education||TTH||1:00 - 4:00pm|
|Low Intermediate Basic Education Math||TTH||9:00 - 12:00 noon|
|High Intermediate Basic Education Math||TTH||1:00 - 4:00pm|
|Low Intermediate Basic Education Reading||TTH||1:00 - 4:00pm|
|High Intermediate Basic Education Reading||TTH||9:00 - 12:00 noon|
|High School Equivalency Prep—Fast Track||TTH||9:00 - 12:00 noon|
|Adult Basic Education||MW||6:00-9:00pm|
Transition to Post-Secondary Education
(beginning in October 2016)
|TTH||9:00 - 12:00 noon|
The Schedule for our class sessions is as follows:
|Summer, 2016||August 15|
|FALL, 2016||October 31|
|WINTER, 2017||January 30|
|SPRING, 2017||April 17|
|Pre-testing is required through our ongoing orientation sessions.|
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Do you want to get help preparing to work in the U.S. or starting a business? We have resources to help you, including English classes, GED classes, Food Safety classes, as well as workshops on resume writing, interview skills, starting a business in Philadelphia, and many more. When you are ready, we can also help you find a job. If you live in the Philadelphia region, the Welcoming Center is happy to support you on your journey.