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


Northampton Students Visit Library by the students of the 5/6 class

          NORTHAMPTON: Students from the Center of New Americans in Northampton visited the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Museum at the Forbes Library, recently.  They learned about Calvin Coolidge’s life. They saw many artifacts that belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge. For example, they saw the peace pipes that were given to President Coolidge by the Native Americans. The students enjoyed their visit; they were excited to see all the beautiful pictures and artifacts. The students felt that learning about Calvin Coolidge’s life encouraged them.





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