Welcome to GROW!

GROW 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!


GROW Northeast now has two locations!

GROW Mayfair
3300 Tyson Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149
(215) 837-6339
**Registration is now closed at this location. Please check back for updates, or go to our Fox Chase location.**

GROW Fox Chase
460 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 346-6334

(For snail mail, please send to: P.O. Box 45800, Philadelphia, PA 19149)

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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, Guatemala, GuyanaHaiti, Honduras,  Hong Kong, India, Iran, IraqIvory Coast,  Jordan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, 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
Classes are held:
  • Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm (6 levels, childcare) @ Mayfair
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm (4 levels)
    @ Fox Chase
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30am-12pm (3 levels, childcare) @ Mayfair
  • Saturdays 9:30-11am (5 levels, childcare) 
    @ Mayfair
  • Childcare provided for children on all days except Tuesday & Thursday evenings.

    See our calendar by clicking here.
We currently charge $40 per semester (Sept-Dec; Jan-May)

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Information coming soon!

Summer Citizenship Classes
Not offered this summer.

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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 Mayfair in 2006.

Since then, the program has changed and flourished, and has become a multi-site nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization! 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 over 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 in Mayfair and Bethany Baptist Church in Fox Chase. Find out more about these churches and their language communities: