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Actionable Strategies to Expand and Enhance ESOL Services in Massachusetts

July 24, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 10:45 am

| Free


Please join MassINC, the UMass Donahue Institute, and English for New Bostonians for a rich conversation on how the Commonwealth’s ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) delivery system can respond strategically to the growth in immigration, labor market change, and new modes of instruction coming out of the pandemic. The forum will include a look at findings from new MassINC-UMass Donahue Institute research and a discussion on how we position each region of the state to build an innovative ESOL delivery system.

Breakfast & Registration | 8:30 AM


Welcome | 9:00 AM

Nancy Stager
President & CEO, Eastern Bank Foundation


Research Presentation | 9:10 AM

Kerry Spitzer
Senior Research Manager, UMass Donahue Institute


Ben Forman
Research Director, MassINC


Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A | 9:30 AM

Claudia Green
Executive Director, English for New Bostonians


Vivian Iannotti

Chief Executive Officer, Stop and Compare Markets


Amy Nishman
Senior Vice President of Strategy, JVS


Noemi Custodia-Lora
Vice President, Northern Essex Community College


Tom Hooper
Vice President, Sector Pathways, Commonwealth Corporation


Wyvonne Stevens-Carter
Associate Commissioner, Office of Adult and Community Learning Services, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education


Closing | 10:30 AM
Jerry Rubin
Foundation Fellow, Eastern Bank Foundation


UMass Club
1 Beacon Street #32nd floor
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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UMass Donahue Institute
English for New Bostonians