ESL / ESOL Classes

1565 Ohio 167, Jefferson, OH 44047

What Do They Do?  All kinds of job training and GED programs.

Organization Statement: 

ESOL & U.S. CITIZENSHIP Classes for foreign born adults and families in Ashtabula, Geneva and Conneaut. Contact Jeff Seth
(440) 576-6015 ext. 1056

3631 Perkins Ave., Ste. 2A-W, Cleveland, OH 44114  (or) 730 Carroll Street, Akron, OH 44304

What Do They Do?  Translation and interpretation services, helping children get used to American culture and the English language, citizenship classes, immigration legal services, etc. 

Organization Statement: 

Founded in 1995 by four Asian immigrant women, the mission of ASIA is to empower Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Northeastern Ohio to access quality, culturally and linguistically appropriate information and services. The agency was founded under the premise that with the right support to individuals and families, the community will flourish and thrive.
Cleveland: 216-881-0330 Akron: 330-535-3263

8140 Auburn Rd, Painesville, OH 44077
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What Do They Do?  Job training programs (, literacy and GED training, free English classes!

Organization Statement:

Free ESOL classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Contact: Mary Ann Kerwood

How to Register:

Phone: To register by phone, call 440.357.7542. Phone registrations will be accepted using Visa, MasterCard or Discover only.
Walk In: To register in person, come to the Workforce Education Office Monday – Friday.
Mail: Just complete the printable registration form and return along with your check, money order or Visa, MasterCard or Discover information to Auburn Career Center, Attention: Workforce Education, 8140 Auburn Road, Concord Twp., Ohio 44077.
Fax: Complete the printable registration form including Visa, MasterCard or Discover information and fax it to 440.358.8012.

(440) 357-7542


Berlitz offers a portfolio of programs designed to enhance the business communication skills of professionals who work for global companies or in a culturally diverse workplace. Choose from training in language skills, cultural competence or management. Program content can be tailored to your individual needs and goals and can be delivered through a variety of platforms. Whether you choose face-to-face instruction, instructor-led online learning or a self-study program, you can expect engaging, up-to-date materials based on proven-effective instructional methods that keep you motivated.

545 University Drive NE New Philadelphia, OH 44663

What Do They Do?

Adult Basic Literacy Education, free English classes for non-English speakers, getting a GED (equal to high school diploma), full and part-time. Job training.

Organization Statement: 

“The Mission of Buckeye Career Center Adult Education is to serve our community by providing affordable, relevant education and training.”

Our vision is to Value, Inspire, and Prepare our students to succeed in their chosen vocations.

2031 West 30th Street Cleveland, OH 44113

What Do They Do?

Bible studies, care groups and community development activities and coordination
Mentoring relationships for refugees, immigrants, unemployed adults and youth
English instruction and citizenship test preparation programs
Translation assistance for non-English-speaking people
Tutoring, literacy and GED preparation programs
Employment skills-building and workforce development programs
After-school programs for children and students
Recovery ministries
Health information/awareness ministries
Assistance in times of crisis (food, clothing and cash assistance as it is available)

Organization Statement:

Building Hope in the City is an independent Lutheran organization that seeks to strengthen urban ministry and mission in Northeast Ohio and beyond. Formed in August 2003, Building Hope in the City owes its birth to God’s blessings and grace at Trinity Lutheran Church, a thriving, 157-year-old LCMS congregation located just outside of downtown Cleveland. Since 1992 and under the spiritual direction of Rev. Jeff Johnson, Trinity has grown steadily in size and strength. The desire to share these blessings with other urban congregations drove the formation of Building Hope in the City as a separate mission organization. Today, with a dedicated board, staff and hundreds of volunteers, Building Hope in the City’s efforts stretch from Cleveland to Akron, Fort Wayne and Cincinnati. The organization provides a broad new voice for urban missions and for the importance of God’s People to be present in the city, sharing His Word and their witness to His redeeming love in Christ.
(216) 281-4673

1260 South Center Street
Ashland OH 44805

What Do They Do?  Everything. GED instruction, Hispanic/Latino community programs, English classes, immigration services, legal services… all of these.

Organization Statement: 

Under the leadership of the Bishop of Cleveland and inspired by the Gospel message, the Secretariat for Catholic Charities Health and Human Services continues the mission of Jesus by providing vision and leadership for those who respond to the health and human needs and the social concerns of the people of the Diocese of Cleveland. We extend the reign of God in this time and place as we work with others to build a just and compassionate society that respects the dignity of every person. Catholic Charities’ Migration and Refugee Services department is BIA (Board of Immigration Appeals) accredited. Migration and Refugee Services 7800 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44102 216.281.7005

We have been carrying out our mission of “welcoming the stranger,” and celebrating unity in diversity since 1948. we have welcomed refugees and immigrants arriving from all corners of the globe. We respect the dignity of each person and provide a supportive environment where each individual and culture is celebrated. Building upon the courage and strength of these newcomers, we seek to empower them to achieve self-sufficiency and independence.


815 Superior Ave E #100  Cleveland, OH 44114

The International Services Center of Cleveland (ISC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian social services agency, which exists to be a welcoming support system for newly arrived refugees and immigrants. As the oldest refugee resettlement organization in Northeast Ohio we have helped over 13,000 refugees and immigrants transition to life in America and thousands more become citizens.
(216) 781-4560

308 Martinsburg Road Mount Vernon Ohio 43050
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We serve the state’s adult population, including non-traditional students who left high school early, high school graduates who need additional skills before entering college or technical programs, and working adults who wish to pursue career program post-secondary credentials.
(740) 393-2933

P.O. Box 5190 1100 Summit Street Kent, Ohio 44242

Kent State’s Ohio Literary Resource Center is replacing the Northeast Able Resource Center, which closed on July 31st, 2013. The Ohio Resource Center Network has been absorbed into the ABLE System to Enhance Student Achievement. Goal I: To provide quality professional development in the form of training, resource, and technical assistance. Goal II: To support research and development efforts related to ABLE’s current and future needs. Goal III: To provide leadership through cooperation, collaboration, advocacy, and communication.

We are grateful to these supporters who have helped Global Cleveland become a reality