English for Speakers of Other Languages assists adult students who have limited English proficiency. The program provides instruction at all levels ranging from those who have no ability in English to students who plan to enter college or training. The program combines stimulating group lessons with an individualized, self-paced, competency-based curriculum that meets the specific needs of students. Emphasis in all classes is on the development of oral and written communications skills including listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, punctuation and grammar.

YouthBuild is designed to provide low-income, out-of-school youth, aged 16-24 with an opportunity to transform their lives and become contributing partners in the community. Participants receive on-the-job, hands-on, construction skills training utilizing an actual housing rehabilitation project or new construction site in the community that helps to create quality low-income housing. Additionally, participants receive Home Building Institute (HBI) Pre-Apprenticeship Certification Training (PACT) and OSHA certification training.

Quincy Trivia:

  • Quincy is the birthplace of the second and sixth U.S. Presidents, John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams, as well as Statesman, John Hancock.
  • The first Dunkin Donuts was opened in 1950 in Quincy by William Rosenberg.
  • Quincy is the location of Granite Railyway, the "first commercial railroad" in the United States which was built to carry granite from Quincy to a dock on the Neponset River in Milton. From there boats carried the heavy stone to Charlestown for construction of the Bunker Hill Monument.

Quincy, MA. - Young people who lack basic education face a lifetime of underemployment and can be at higher risk of homelessness. On February 16, 2007, Training Resources of America, a non-profit agency that helps low-income residents become self-sufficient, got a boost with the announcement of a grant that will bring skills, diplomas, and renovated housing to Quincy.

QUINCY, MA - The Quincy YouthBuild Program graduated twelve students on Thursday evening, October 27, 2005. The graduates, age 16-24 included: Stephen Byrnes, Matthew Cassidy (not in photo), Kevin Hastie (not in photo), Grady Mota, Ruben Nuñez, Curtis Porter, Giovanni Rosario, Hollie Smith, Mary Smith, Ray Smith, Daniel Tu Tran, and Caitlin Younie.

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