Adult Education and Workforce Development

ESOL Classes  

At Mercy Center, we help adult participants improve their communication skills in English. Classes are designed for non-native speakers to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing. We offer three levels:  

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

We are currently offering in-person classes.

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Workforce Development

This program prepares participants for success in finding jobs and excelling in the workplace. Career readiness objectives have been integrated into the curricula of all ESOL courses to underscore the connections between the content covered and workplace success. In addition, the following programs directly facilitate the development of job skills and employment success.

  • ​Skills for Employment Success

A series of workshops organized into three modules: Find the Job, Get the Job, and Get to the Next Level

  • ​Networking Meetings

Helps build and access personal networks to search for jobs.

  • Workplace-Contextualized ESOL Classes

Blend language skills, content and contextualized learning resulting in students becoming better English-speakers, but also better workers. We focus on ESOL for Hospitality Workers and ESOL for Healthcare Workers.

  • Job Readiness

Provides access to one-on-one job counseling.

For the latest dates and times, please contact, chat with our staff via WhatsApp or call (718) 993-2789


Thanks to our supporters!

We are very grateful for the generosity of the individuals, groups, businesses, foundations, and friends that partner with us to provide education, family, civic, social, and economic programs to the residents of the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. Together, we’re making a difference in the lives of the women, men and families that reside in our community. 

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