Welcome to GROW Northeast!
...Growing Relationships, Opportunities and Wholeness in Northeast Philly

GROW Northeast is proud to serve its growing international community through a fun and effective ESL program for adults, helping our neighbors and friends to become
more proficient in the English language and be prepared for U.S. citizenship. Because of God's love and sacrifice giving us new life, we are eager to share our life, time, skills and love with those around us!

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Our ESL Students are men and women and their children from all over the world - over 60 countries - living right here in Northeast Philadelphia! Nationalities who have come through our doors are from...

AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeria, AngolaArgentinaBangladeshBelarus, Belize,  Benin,  Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, CameroonChadChileChinaColombiaCosta Rica, Cuba, DjiboutiDominican Republic, DR Congo, Ecuador, EgyptEl Salvador,  Eritrea,  EthiopiaGreece, GuatemalaHaiti, Honduras,  Hong Kong, India, Iran, IraqIvory Coast,  Jordan, KosovoLibya, Macedonia, Malaysia, MexicoMorocco, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, South Korea, SpainSri LankaSudanSyria, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay,  Uzbekistan, VenezuelaVietnam, Yemen

map of countries represented
September - May, Adult English Classes
*ESL registration and testing for NEW STUDENTS is closed until further notice...
the WAIT LIST is full!
*IF you are already on the WAIT LIST for class, you will be contacted this summer.
*Continue to check our website for any updates. 
Thanks (and sorry)!
Classes are held on Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm (6 levels), Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm (3 levels), Saturdays 9:30-11:00am (5 levels), and BRAND NEW DAYTIME CLASSES Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30am-12:00pm (3 levels).  Childcare and Activities with Homework Help provided for children on all days except Tuesday & Thursday evenings.
See our calendar by clicking here.

Registration:  Our English classes are full with over 100 students still on the Wait List. Everyone is welcome this summer for Citizenship Classes.


Summer Citizenship Classes
     On Wednesdays only, in July and August (8 weeks), 6:30-8 PM
Practice the 100 civics questions needed for the U.S. naturalization interview.  Free, all welcome!  No registration -- just come!

Learn about the refugee crisis on Facebook by clicking here:  #growingrefugeeawareness
Learn about Christian and Muslim relations on Facebook by clicking here: #growingloving

About Our Organization
GROW Northeast's ESL program started as a church congregation wanting to serve the Albanians in Northeast Philadelphia with English classes in 2006.

Since then, the program has changed and flourished, and has become a separate nonprofit 501(c)(3)! Neighbors from about 30 different nations living throughout Northeast Philly are coming to learn English and get to know each other!

Making the program happen are 100 amazing volunteer staff members... 
Service Opportunities
Interested in getting involved, or checking us out?

The ESL program ALWAYS needs more helpers, and guess what - no experience is necessary!

What You Need to Know
Classroom teacher or assistant:
Can you speak English?  Do you love others and want to share the love of Jesus?  These are the only requirements!

Homework Help and childcare:
Do you love kids?  Do you like to play games or tutor? ...
Connected With Church
GROW Northeast's ESL classes are held at Northeast Community Church. Find out more about the church and its 4 language communities:

Gjuha shqipe / Albanian Service
Plotëson çdo mëngjes e diel në ora 11:00 / Meets every Sunday morning at 11:00

中文聚會 / Chinese Service
每個星期天上午11點 / Meets every Sunday morning at 11:00

لقاء في اللغة العربية / Arabic Service
.اتصل بنا للحصول علي مزيد من المعلومات

English Service
Meets every Sunday morning at 11:00