Here’s some info for you about free citizenship classes and immigration legal help at the Brooklyn Public Library. Just click on the images for a larger view.
Need English classes? Read the information below:
University Settlement, Adult Literacy Program
175 Eldridge St. (between Rivington and Delancey), New York, NY 10002
Free English Classes 2017 – 2018
Important Information about English Classes:
- Registration will start on May 1st, 2017 and continue into September.
- Open for Registration: Monday through Friday, 9:30AM – 4:00PM
- Classes will start in September 2017 and will end in June 2018. Classes are about 9-10 months long.
- Attendance is mandatory. Students with poor attendance cannot continue to take classes at the program.
- Classes begin on time. If you are consistently late, you will receive a warning letter of dismissal from the program.
- Classes are first-come, first-serve. There will be a waiting list when all classes are full.
- Classes are free and the program will provide textbooks.
- Classes are not bilingual (English only) and students are encouraged to speak English only.
- There are many different levels (Beginner and Intermediate Levels.)
- For registration, students need to fill out an application form, goals form, and take a short test on speaking.
- Students do not need to bring any personal documents.
This is the tentative 2017-2018 schedule:
- Daytime classes: Mondays to Thursdays and some Fridays, 9AM – 11AM OR 11AM – 1PM
- OR Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9AM-11:00AM OR 11AM – 1PM
- (Daytime students have to come in on some Fridays for program workshops and tests)
- Evening Classes: Tuesdays to Thursdays, from 6:30PM – 9PM
- Weekend Classes: Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30AM – 12:30PM
By subway: B D trains to Grand St., or F J M Z trains to Delancey St./Essex St.
On June 10, an Emergency Preparedness Expo was put on by the University Settlement Adult Literacy Program students in the New York Rising advanced ESOL class, which is taught by Lynne Hayden-Findlay. New York Rising students have been studying very hard and they put together presentations about how to protect yourself and your family during a natural disaster and other emergencies. Their presentations will included: how to call 911, collecting emergency supplies to keep in your home, drought and water conservation, making an emergency plan, how to put together a “go-bag” and why, protecting yourself against the flu, staying safe during a thunder and lightning storm, staying safe during a tornado, staying safe during a severe snowstorm, surviving an active shooter event at work, and what to do during a school evacuation.
Enjoy the video above and the photos below!
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Earlier today students from the University Settlement Adult Literacy Program attended a rally at City Hall to support funding for adult education programs in New York City.
Over 100 immigrants, adult learners, educators and their allies will gather for a press conference at City Hall on March 22nd at 9:30am to call attention to their plight. Thousands of students across the City are currently enrolled in adult literacy classes not scheduled for renewal in the Mayor’s budget. They say they need English classes more than ever, particularly as misinformation and fear about the President’s immigration orders and ICE raids permeates low-literacy immigrant communities.
The press conference is organized by the New York City Coalition for Adult Literacy (NYCCAL), a citywide coalition of community based organizations, CUNY programs, libraries and union training programs. Students, teachers and allies will be joined by City Council supporters, including Immigration Committee Chair Carlos Menchaca.
2.2 million adult New Yorkers currently lacking English proficiency and/or a high school diploma – 1/3 of the entire adult population of the city – yet the Mayor’s Preliminary Budget did not renew $12m in funding included in last year’ budget, an investment advocates called historic at the time.
Literacy programs provide a pathway to economic mobility, social integration, parent-child engagement, improved health outcomes and improved community safety. However, these programs are dramatically underfunded and less than 3% of those in need can access adult education programming. A 2015 survey by NYCCAL revealed at least 15,000 New Yorkers were waitlisted for adult literacy classes where they sometimes waited for over a year.
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