About the Multicultural Affairs Commission

The Multicultural Affairs Commission was created by Mayor Curtatone to allow different communities in the City to be heard and consulted, to compile and distribute information regarding interracial and intergroup relationships, and to be a voice for underrepresented people in city government. Although this board is limited to 14 community members, all Somerville residents should feel free to contact the executive director with views, concerns, and questions.

The commission shall work in cooperation with the directors of all departments of the city to improve services. It will strive to eliminate whatever sources of interracial friction may exist, and attempt to eliminate unequal treatment of minority groups on such important problems as housing, recreation, education, law enforcement, vocational guidance and related matters.

The Multicultural Affairs Commission also works closely with the Human Rights Commission to ensure that all Somerville residents’ rights and views are respected and adhered to. Members are appointed to a 4 year term.

  • Members

  • Sister Cities

  • ESOL Programs

  • Katjana Ballantyne
  • Matthew McLaughlin
  • Sarah Cash
  • Peter Tsourianis
  • Luc Junior Buissereth
  • Netra Darai
  • Wilfred Nwanjo Mbah
  • John Carreiro
  • Rebecca Booth-Fox

 

English Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) Programs

Program
Registration
AM
EVE
Address
Town
Phone
$$

SCALE

(Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences)

www.somerville.k12.ma.us

Ongoing waitlist

X

X

167 Holland St.

Somerville

617-625-6600 x 6900 After 4pm (617) 625-1335.

 

Somerville High School

Summer Program

www.cybercom.net/~shscad/shs

     

81 Highland Avenue

Somerville

617-628-2594

X

Brazilian Immigrant Center

Ongoing

 

X

9 Gardner St.

Allston

617-783-8001

X

Brazilian Women's Group

Eloisa Galvao [email protected]

Call

 

X

Jackson-Mann Community School

569 Cambridge St.

Allston

617-787-0557 X 17/15

X

Asian American Civic Association

www.aaca-boston.org

Ongoing

X

 

200 Tremont Street

Boston

617-426-9492

X212

X

MAPS (Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers) Allston

Ongoing - contact Marcelo

 

X

569 Cambridge St.

Allston

617-787-0557

$90.00 for 2 months

MAPS (Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers) Dorchester

Ongoing - contact Marcelo

 

X

One Stoughton St

Dorchester

617-825-5897

$30.00 for 2 months

MAPS (Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers) Somerville & Cambridge area

Ongoing - contact Marcelo

 

X

1046 Cambridge St.

Cambridge

617-864-7600

 

Boston Center for Adult Ed

www.dcae.org

Ongoing

X

X

5 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston

617-267-4430

X

Boston Chinatown

Neighborhood Center

www.bcnc.net

Ongoing

Aft.

X

885 Washington Street

(classes at38 Ash St.)

Boston

617-635-5129

Donation

Boston Public Library

Not necessary

A.M., Aft., Sat.

X

700 Boylston St. (Concourse Level)

(Copley Square)

Boston

617-536-5400

X2339

 

Jewish Vocational Services

(Can apply for scholarship)

www.jvs-boston.org

Ongoing/day

X

Aft.

26 West St.

Boston

617-423-8660

X

Some free

The Literacy Project at Trinity Church

Call on Sat.

Sat. A.M

 

206 Clarendon Street

Boston

617-536-0944

 

Brookline Adult & Community

Education Program

www.brooklineadulted.org

Changes every semester

X

X

115 Greenough

Brookline High School

Brookline

617-730-2700

X

Cambridge Center for Adult Education

www.CCAE.org

NOW for April start

X

X

42 Brattle Street

Cambridge

617-547-6789

X

Centro Presente

www.cpresente.org

 Open registration

A.M., Sat.

X

54 Essex Street

Cambridge

617-497-9080

X

Hope Fellowship Church

Classes and tutorials

NOW for May 11 start

Wed. 2 p.m.

Th. aft.

16 Beech Street

Cambridge

857-891-7799

 

Bunker Hill Community College

www.bhcc.mass.edu

Ongoing

X

X

250 Rutherford Avenue

Charlestown

617-228-2422

X

Immigrant Learning Center

(Waiting List)

www.alri.org/ltc/ilc/ilc.htm

M/T/Th

X

Aft

442 Main St.

Malden

781-322-9777

 

Malden Public Library

(Conversation groups)

Not necessary

 

Wed. aft.

36 Salem St.

Malden

781-324-0218

 

Dudley Literacy Center

Conversation eve; Book Club am

Call for ESL classes reg.

www.bpl.org/branches/dudleylrc.htm

Call to register

X

X

65 B Warren Street

Roxbury

617-859-2446

 

Roxbury Community College

(Urban Affairs/Continuing Education) www.RCC.mass.edu

Ongoing for

2 summer sessions

X

X

1234 Columbus Avenue

Administration Bldg.

Room 102

Roxbury

617-541-5306

X5513

X

$130

Project Literacy

Conversation drop in and tutoring (waitlist)

www.watertownlib.org/projectliteracy.htm

 Not necessary

Th. eve

Watertown Free Public Library 30 Common St.

(Classes at Wattn Middle School)

Watertown

617-924-8797

   

 

Other ESOL resources:

MASS Adult Literacy Hotline Directory 1-800-447-8844 www.sabes.org/resources/hotline.htm

English for New Bostonians citywide directory for Boston programs www.cityofboston.gov/newbostnians

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