Intergenerational Literacy Program (ILP)
99 Hawthorne Street, Chelsea, MA 02150, USA - Map and Directions
Tel: 617-466-5154Director: Falon EkeClerk: 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 (**link here**) for more details.