Partners Empowering Neighborhoods

PBHA's Partners Empowering Neighborhoods prepares recently immigrated adults to develop English language proficiency.

Application Information:

To enroll in PEN, or to learn more about volunteering with the program, email

Student Director Contact Information:

Staff Contact Information:

Kerry McGowan


PBHA’s Partners Empowering Neighborhoods (PEN) works with adult immigrants across Boston to develop English language proficiency. The curriculum covers the fundamentals of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Through participation in PEN, students learn the skills they need to adjust to and succeed in their new environment in English.

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  • Chinatown ESL


    PBHA’s Chinatown ESL program works with adult immigrants in Boston's Chinatown to develop English language proficiency.