Language & Literacy

Phipps Neighborhoods provides English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Pre-High School Equivalency (HSE) & HSE prep classes to help participants learn English and work toward a high school diploma while building practical life and work-ready skills. Language & Literacy participants have easy access to other Phipps Neighborhoods programs and services, such as college advisement, computer instruction, tutoring, and financial counseling.

Literacy Connection/ Young Adult Literacy Program

Literacy Connection/ Young Adult Literacy Program helps young adults overcome literacy problems, acquire a diploma, and improve their employment prospects. The program are specially designed for young adults aged 16-24 who read between a 4th and 8th grade level and are not currently in school or employed. An intensive program of classroom instruction helps participants qualify for a Pre-HSE program, while work-readiness training prepares them for future employment.

For more information about any of these programs, contact or call 646 709-2901.

About Phipps Neighborhoods

Phipps Neighborhoods helps children, youth, and families in low-income communities rise above poverty. We work in South Bronx neighborhoods where we can address the greatest barriers to lasting success through education and career programs, and access to community resources.

We’re dedicated to our neighborhoods for the long term, supporting individuals and families as they establish self-sufficiency. Our services create opportunities for people to thrive in every aspect of their lives.