About Us

What We Do

All Center for New Americans Classes are FREE.

  • We teach English.
  • We provide support services.
  • We offer Citizenship & Immigration Services.







    Our Mission

    Center for New Americans (CNA) is a community-based, non-profit adult education center that provides the under-served immigrant, refugee and migrant communities of Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley with education and resources to learn English, become involved community members and obtain tools necessary to maintain economic independence and stability.

    Our Vision

    Immigrants will acquire the tools to participate fully in the community and to become economically independent.

    Our Statement

    Center for New Americans welcomes and serves immigrants from all races, colors, countries, religions, and national origins.

    Over the course of more than 25 years of teaching English and offering citizenship and other support services to immigrants in Western Massachusetts, we have been inspired by our students’ determination to learn English and U.S. culture.  We marvel at the courage and perseverance with which they strive for better jobs, help children in school, start new businesses, and study to become U.S. citizens.

    We believe that our community is enriched by the skills, talents, and contributions of people from all over the world, and we are grateful for the outpouring of support and volunteer offers from our generous community.

    Meet Our Team

    Our Staff

    Center for New Americans teachers, advisors, program coordinators, administrative staff, and childcare providers. (Not pictured: Tamara Kaplan, Greenfield teacher, Donna McCallum, Amherst teacher, and Lysa Morton Greenfield Childcare Provider)


    Our Board of Directors

    (not pictured: Anne-Marie Demetz)

    Center for New Americans Staff

    For Distance Learning:
    Linda Neas
    Distance Learning Coordinator
    For Education & Career Advising:
    Rosa Guerra
    Education and Career Advisor
    Greenfield and Amherst
    For Education & Career Advising:
    Sarah Wing
    Education and Career Advisor
    Northampton and Turners Falls
    For Classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
    Peg R. Johnson
    ESOL Program Coordinator
    For Citizenship / Immigration:
    Maureen McMahon
    Citizenship/ ​Immigration Program Coordinator
    For general questions:
    Laurie Millman
    Executive Director
    To Volunteer:
    Kelly Day
    Volunteer Program Coordinator
    For Citizenship
    Tina Sanchez
    Citizenship & Immigration Citizenship Tutor Coordinator
    For All Things Tech:
    Peg Thibbitts
    Technology Coordinator

    Center for New Americans Program Sites​


    James House
    42 Gothic Street 
    Northampton, MA 01060
    Telephone: 413-587-0084
    Fax: 413-585-0908


    Bangs Community Center
    70 Boltwood Walk 
    Amherst, MA 01002


    278 Main Street, Suite 207 
    Greenfield, MA 01301


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