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January 10, 2013

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Free ESOL program offered: More than 15 non-native English speakers will have the opportunity to attend a free, 20-week program designed to teach them English as it is used in Northern Essex Community College’s health care certificate programs. The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Bridge to College and Health Careers Program will be offered at NECC Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence. The program will run Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon from Jan. 21 through July 15, with spring and summer breaks. The program is funded by the Massachusetts Literacy Foundation in partnership with Verizon. Intermediate English speakers with a high school diploma or G.E.D. are encouraged to apply. The 180-hour program will include pre-college level classes teaching English language skills through Introduction to Healthcare Occupations, Oral Communications, Medical Terminology, Computer Skills and College Success. This course is available on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible participants. More information is available from Amanda Kelly at 978-556-3259 or akelly@necc.mass.edu.

Possible Dreams event Jan. 28: Team Haverhill invites all Haverhill residents to participate in “Possible Dreams 2013,” a community-wide discussion about Haverhill’s future. Possible Dreams 2013 will be held Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College. This year’s theme, “Eyes on the Stars, Feet on the Ground,” symbolizes Haverhill’s growing aspirations for cultural and economic vitality. The evening’s popular World Cafe format creates a welcoming environment and encourages lively discussion in small groups. There is no cost to participate. Coffee and sign-in is at 6:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is requested to ensure adequate seating. Register online at possibledreams.eventbrite.com. For more information send email to TeamHaverhill.PossibleDreams@gmail.com.

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