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!

Technical Education

Our career pathways classes help our students prepare for careers in local growth industries.  This spring, we will offer Certified Nursing Assistant for students who have their Personal Care Attendant certificate. We will also offer ServSafe.


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
  • Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School
  • The Literacy Project
  • The International Language Institute


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


Student Story:

“I came from Puerto Rico four years ago. After I arrived in Massachusetts, Center for New Americans helped me to find a job and learn English. Later,  Peg Johnson helped me with the process of enrolling in the certificate nursing assistant (CNA) course at Greenfield Community College (GCC). I graduated from GCC and am now working as a CNA.

“​My advice to new students: speak English all the time, and tell your teacher your goals.  They can guide you to them. Don't give up! You can be what you want to be.’

—Cecilia Acosta




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