Our Women’s Education Center writes Words for Our Natural World!

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students in our Women’s Education Center (WEC) spent the Spring writing, workshopping and typing up pieces about our natural world. From reflecting on water, fire, earth and air to learning about the impact of climate change and strategies to mitigate it, these students have moved us with their ideas and reflective prose. We compiled their work into a beautiful chapbook entitled Words For Our Natural World that was graciously designed by our friend John Rodzvilla of Emerson College Pub Lab and generously printed and bound for us by our friends at Bridgeport National Bindery.

Students dedicated the book with the following inscription: “We, the students of Rosie’s Place Women’s Education Center dedicate this book to all the citizens of the world. We all must love, respect and protect our planet earth. We believe in climate change and we want to work to build green areas, fresh air and clean energy for all. We hope this book will inspire others. Act now!”

Our community celebrated the work of our amazing students and volunteer teachers with author readings in our classrooms followed a reception in our Dining Room. We are so proud to welcome and support our students from around the world. Their persistence and progress inspire us!

Click below to read our students' new book!


The classes offered in our Women’s Education Center open doors and introduce guests to a world of possibilities.

This year, the Women’s Education Center provided on-site and remote instruction to nearly 270 students through our Computer Lab, on-site classes Zoom, English learning phone calls, and a Cell-Ed phone program to support English language learning.

Volunteer teachers, tutors and substitutes are trained by staff members to teach classes customized to meet the everyday needs of women seeking to create lives in the United States.

Find information about free English classes in your language

Francisca had a goal to learn English and become a citizen.

Registration and Class Schedules:

Drop-in Computer Lab

Practice English, typing and basic computer skills, conduct an online job search, and learn Spanish.

For more information, contact Sandy Mariano at 617.318.0253 or smariano@rosiesplace.org.

In-Person English Classes

Classes starting March 2024

For more information, contact Maria Paula Arenas at 617.320.8060 or mpaulaarenas@rosiesplace.org or Rebecca Moore at 617.283.3976 or rmoore@rosiesplace.org.

Want to learn English or Spanish on your cell phone any time? Contact Maria Paula Arenas at 617.320.8060 or mpaulaarenas@rosiesplace.org or Rebecca Moore at 617.283.3976 or rmoore@rosiesplace.org today to sign up for Cell-Ed!

A volunteer tutor shares her experience.

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