Our Classes

In addition to our region-wide ESL class list (which includes 120+ classes offered by different organizations), the Welcoming Center also offers our own English, Civics, and GED/ABE classes. All classes begin in August 2013 unless otherwise noted:

  • English at our Center City office
  • English at the Norris Square Civic Association
  • Civics at our Center City office
  • ABE/GED at our Center City office
  • ABE/GED at the Greater Olney Library
  • ABE/GED at the Norris Square Civic Association
  • Vocational Literacy at our Center City office (Ongoing)
  • Understanding the U.S. Healthcare System at our Center City office (Begins September)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Live in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia County
  • Have valid immigration status

If you have questions or are interested in attending one of our classes, contact Talease Cleveland at 215-557-2558 or talease@welcomingcenter.org to schedule an intake session and assessment. All potential students must attend a session before they are eligible to sign up for class. 

Please Note: Individuals who believe they may be candidates for "Deferred Action" (also known as "DREAM Act-eligible youth") can contact the Welcoming Center for information and referral to appropriate legal and educational resources. Call Desirée Welborn Wayne at 215-557-2550.