El Centro de Educación de Trabajadores has provided a place of community and assistance for recent immigrants in New York City since 1975. Through evening education programs, community organizing and cultural events, we help hundreds of adults each year accomplish their goals, such as speaking English, furthering their education, and negotiating in the workplace. Classes are offered in English, Basic Computer skills, and preparation for the INS citizenship exam. An all-volunteer teaching and administrative staff makes classes available at low cost. With the addition of Spanish language classes, the Centro fosters a friendly community environment that promotes cross-cultural understanding and support. Although founded by and for Latin American newcomers, we welcome immigrants from all over the world.

At the Centro, decisions are made by a volunteer Coordinating Committee that meets monthly to discuss programming and budget issues, and to plan upcoming classes and special events.

We are located at Hartley House, a Community Center and Settlement House, serving the Clinton and Hell’s Kitchen neighborhoods since 1897.

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