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 (formerly GED) 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 more.

For more information about our ESOL program contact Lillian Diaz at call 347-329-3929. For more information about our Pre- HSE & HSE prep contact Monique De La Oz at or call 917-243-7054.

Adult Literacy Programs

The fundamental goal of DYCD’s Adult Literacy Program is to help New Yorkers attain the reading, writing and communication skills they want and need to gain employment and pursue further education.

For more information about any of these programs, contact Ms. Monique De La Oz call 917-243-7054.

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.