Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Campaigns: English Works





The English Works Campaign is a unique coalition of immigrant community leaders, labor unions, business and civic leaders, educators, and advocates across Massachusetts working toward a Commonwealth that provides all residents with a pathway to economic self-sufficiency; ensures a stable, skilled workforce for businesses; and integrates immigrants into the fabric of our economy, communities and shared civic life.

English Works recognizes the key role and contributions of immigrants to the Commonwealth. The campaign targets English proficiency as a critical tool for achieving economic success for immigrants and an essential ingredient to the growth and flexibility of our rapidly changing economy.

The English Works Campaign calls upon business, labor, community and government leaders to dedicate the needed public and private resources to create a sustainable, high-quality ESOL system that addresses the needs and interests of immigrant workers and their employers

This unique coalition, which focuses on English proficiency for immigrants as a tool for economic self-sufficiency, has been a great success so far. Please visit to learn more about English Works, its leadership, policy and organizing agenda, and capacity-building resources.  

The English Works Campaign is led in Boston and statewide by English for New Bostonians. The MIRA Coalition is a member of the statewide campaign and Leadership Circle. New Bedford also has a regional Leadership Circle and campaign.


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