The Center serves as a welcome resource for parents to support them in advocating for their children's academic achievement. Through survival-based programming, the Center offers English classes, access to community services, and uniquely designed workshops. Programs are crafted to meet parent needs and encourage parental involvement and leadership in the community at large. Ultimately the Center strives to provide the skills and tools to understand and navigate the U.S. educational and health systems for the rich and diverse tapestry that is the backdrop for twenty schools (Niles North, Niles West, and their Pre-K-8 feeder schools) in Skokie, Morton Grove, Lincolnwood, and Niles.
1) Literacy - so that parents can effectively communicate
2) Access to Community Resources - so that parents can support raising healthy children
3) Parent Education - so that parents themselves can model life-long learning
Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
- Volunteers are always welcome! To schedule an interview call (847)568-7617
- Unpaid internships are available. Interested parties should email resume and cover letter to [email protected]
Spring 2016 Classes
- Intensive ESL Class Offered January 11th- June 2nd
- Saturday ESL Class Offered January 9th- June 4th
- Evening ESL/Family Literacy Class Offered January 25th- March 23rd and April 4th- May 25th (registration January 20th)
- Advanced ESL Language & Culture Class Offered February 3rd- March 23rd and April 4th- May 25th
- ESL Cafe at the Skokie Public Library Offered Wednesdays Ongoing
- Computers: Basic Class Offered Mondays and Wednesdays Ongoing
- Citizenship Class Offered February 10th- April 13th (registration February 10th)
- Coming Together in Skokie: Book Discussion February 11th, 2016 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm at the ELL Parent Center.
- Coming Together in Skokie: Abuelitas Story Time February 25th, 2016 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm at the ELL Parent Center.
The stories of our Abuelas (grandmothers) rejoice us, and bring us back to childhood years. Come and listen to stories of women who have lived through many adventures and discuss the role of grandparents in our own cultures.