Our Path Forward

Resources for Immigrants and Refugees

Cambridge Public Library

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) – Conversation groups – Free and open to the public with no registration required.  Schedule available on our website or in our events catalog.


Mango Languages – Learn English with video tutorials and quizzes 24 hours a day from anywhere in the world with your Cambridge Public Library card


TOEFL, TOEIC, and U.S. Citizenship  – Online practice test and e-book resources accessible at any of our libraries or from home with your Cambridge Public Library card.


The Cambridge Public Library offers a substantial collection of ESOL books, CDs, and DVDs.


Select Print Resources:

City of Cambridge

Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship

51 Inman St., 2nd Floor

Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 349-4396


Cambridge Community Learning Center
5 Western Ave
Cambridge MA 02139
(617) 349-6363

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Office for Refugees and Immigrants can connect you with important services.

Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants

600 Washington Street, 4th floor

Boston, MA 02111

(617) 727-7888


Useful publication (pdf):  Asylum Seeker’s Guide to Health, Legal Services, & Life in Boston

Non-Profit Organizations

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
105 Chauncy Street, Suite 901

Boston, MA 02111
(617) 350-5480

Project Citizenship

4 Faneuil South Market Building

3rd floor, Suite 4025

Boston, MA  02109

(617) 694-5949


International Institute of New England (IINE)

Refugee settlement services, ESL courses, civic engagement, other training.

(617) 695-9990


Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights

771 Albany Street

Boston, MA 02118

(617) 414-4794


Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) provides free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to low-income people residing in Greater Boston in the following areas of the law: elder, family, housing, health and disability, Medicare, housing, welfare and immigration.

Main Office
197 Friend Street
Boston, MA 02114 Map
(617) 371-1234
(800) 323-3205 (toll-free)
(617) 371-1228 (TDD)

60 Gore Street, Suite 203
Cambridge, MA 02141

(617) 603-2700
(617) 494-1757 (TDD)

Community Legal Services and Counseling Center (CLSACC) provides free civil legal aid and affordable psychological counseling to low-income people. CLSACC provides legal assistance in housing, immigration and family law, along with disability benefits. Offers various psychotherapy and support for refugees and immigrants.


One West Street

Cambridge MA 02139

(617) 661-1010


U.S Department of Education

Educational Resources for Immigrants, Refugees, Asylees and other New Americans