ICS has offered Adult Literacy and Education Programs to Northern Manhattan since 1987.
Our programs are designed to assist immigrant adults and youth over 16 to acquire English language, Civics and other skills needed for employment, self-sufficiency, and to pursue further education.
A professional instructional staff offers high quality ESOL or EL/Civics training that provides English language within the context of each student’s needs and expectations, fostering personal development for students as workers, family members, community participants and potential future citizens. Classes are enlivened with questions of personal and community goals and problem-solving so that students emerge from classes as more empowered and proactive individuals, parents, workers, and voters.
Through a three-tiered approach of language instruction, personal goal development, and enhancement of general learning and literacy skills, participation in ICS’s Adult Literacy programs is a gateway to increased opportunities for employment, education, training, citizenship status, and responsible citizenry.
In addition to ESOL and EL/Civics classes, the program offers Health Literacy classes.