Intergenerational Literacy Program


    ILP Logo Intergenerational Literacy Program (ILP)
    99 Hawthorne Street, Chelsea, MA 02150, USAMap and Directions
    Tel: 617-466-5154 

    Director: Falon Eke
    Clerk: Karla Carcamo

    Students Served: Massachusetts residents
    Class Format:  In-person and online, in English and Spanish


    The Intergenerational Literacy Program (ILP) was begun in 1989 in Chelsea, MA by Dr. Jeanne R. Paratore, Professor of Education at Boston University. The program was developed to achieve three goals:

    1. Improve the English literacy of parents.
    2. Support the literacy development and academic success of their children.
    3. Conduct research on the effectiveness of an intergenerational approach to literacy.

    The ILP offers classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), as well as Adult Basic Education (HiSET and GED) classes. The program also offers classes for pre-school and school-aged children, so that parents and caregivers can receive childcare during class time. See Classes for more details. 

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