Center for New Americans

Providing services to adult immigrants, refugees and migrants in the Pioneer Valley

Center for New Americans (CNA) provides educational and support services to adult immigrants, refugees, and migrants in the Pioneer Valley. CNA operates four sites: Amherst, Northampton, Greenfield and Turners Falls. The learners at CNA come from a variety of countries: Cape Verde, China, Congo, Mexico, Moldova, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam, to mention only a few. Their goals, interests and experiences are diverse.

ENGAGEMENT DETAILS: Volunteers assist teachers in class (Amherst classroom assistance is Monday-Thursday, 8:30-10:30 am), work as one-on-one tutors with individual learners for 1-2 hours a week often after class or in the afternoons, or provide administrative support in the office. College student volunteers are required to make a two-semester commitment. It is expected that volunteers will work regularly according to their agreement with the learner or teacher. Volunteers are responsible for keeping in touch with CNA’s Volunteer Coordinator regularly, and for alerting the Volunteer Coordinator of any changes or problems that might arise. For additional volunteer info and to apply: Bus from campus to Amherst location: PVTA #30, 31, 33, 36, 45, B43 to Cowles Lane stop and go down Kellogg Ave to Boltwood Walk.


Kelly Day, ESOL Teacher & Volunteer Coordinator


42 Gothic Street, Northampton, MA 01060