model-education-activeEnglish Education for Adults

Immigrants can thrive when they are able to communicate effectively in English. Intercambio offers affordable English classes to adults in convenient locations in their neighborhoods at times that work for working families.

“An individual’s inability to communicate in the common language can hamper access to employment, transportation, medical and social services, voting, and children’s participation in schooling.” — U.S. Census Bureau study

16,000
Boulder County residents speak English less than “very well.”
1,000
Number of adults Intercambio serves every year
400
Number of volunteers Intercambio trains every year
55,000
Total hours all students spend in classes every year
60
Number of countries our students come from

How We Help Immigrants Integrate

The inability to effectively communicate in English, a misunderstanding of US cultural norms, and a lack of resources and connections are the biggest barriers to immigrants’ full participation in society. To help newcomers, Intercambio’s English and cultural integration classes focus on practical information related to:

  • employment
  • public school system
  • health care
  • social services
  • transportation
  • commerce

Intercambio’s purpose is to improve immigrants’ lives and the lives of their family.
When immigrants succeed, we all succeed.