Education Services

Our teachers:


  • teach English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • support students in reaching their goals
  • lead field trips in our community

Our Current Class Offerings


English Classes

Our English classes are for adult immigrants who are beginners, intermediate, and high intermediate. All classes are free!

Career Pathways Classes

Our career pathways classes help our students prepare for careers in local growth industries.

Computer Classes

Our computer classes help students to become comfortable using computers off and online.

Literacy Classes

We offer classes to support reading and writing in English.


We offer citizenship preparation: in small groups or one-to-one with a tutor.

Center for New Americans Partners in Education and Career Support Include:

  • Greenfield Community College
  • Holyoke Community College
  • Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board
  • Franklin Hampshire Career Center
  • Harmon Personnel
  • The Meals on Wheels Store
  • Judd Wire
  • Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School
  • Franklin County Technical High School
  • The Literacy Project


We offer morning classes in Amherst, Greenfield and Northampton, and evening classes in Turners Falls.

Contact us for more information:

  • Northampton: James House, 42 Gothic Street Northampton, MA 01060 . 413-587-0084
  • Amherst:  Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk  Amherst, MA 01002 . 413-239-9550
  • Greenfield: Family Center, 90 Federal Street  Greenfield, MA 01301 . 413-772-0055
  • Turners Falls: The Montague Reporter Building, 177 Avenue A  Turners Falls, MA 01376 . 413-676-3949

“Here there is more freedom. In Cambodia a woman must depend on a man for everything. I could not go anywhere by myself because it would be dangerous. Here I don’t have to depend on my parents or a man. There are services that are free. Like these English classes. I can learn English for free and that has helped me have even more freedom. When I first came here, I didn’t speak any English. It was very hard. When people talk you don’t understand and when you need to buy something you don’t know how to ask. I didn’t know what was happening around me. I felt like I was only one person in the world. Right now I understand a lot. I know what is happening in the outside world like news and accidents. CNA helped me in so many ways.  Now I am not afraid to speak to you, make a phone call or apply for a job. My long goal is a GED diploma and after that I want to go to college and learn more.”





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