Welcome to GROW
...helping immigrants thrive

(10 weeks - September 10th through November 17th)
GROW has 2 locations:
1. GROW-Fox Chase
Fox Chase Only

460 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111
at Bethany Baptist Church
(215) 346-6334, growfoxchase@gmail.com

Thursday, July 12, 2018
10:00-12:00pm and 6:30-8:30 PM
(come the time you are free)
Bring $40 cash

Thursday, July 19, 2018
10:00-12:00pm and  6:30-8:30 PM
(come the time you are free)
Bring $40 cash

2. GROW-Mayfair
3300 Tyson Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149
at Northeast Community Church
(215) 837-6339, growmayfair@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
10:00 AM-1:00 PM;  4:00-8:00 PM (come the time you are free)
Bring $40 cash

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
10:00 AM-1:00 PM;  4:00-8:00 PM (come the time you are free)
Bring $40 cash

Register here for Children's Summer Camp, run by the church! https://goo.gl/forms/jVKeBqBSMc5FPfat1
July 30 - August 3, 2018, 9 am - 2:45 pm
August 6 - 10, 2018, 9 am - 2:45 pm
Contact: Dr. Susana Hormann, (215) 806-9891
"We accept children who are toilet-trained up to rising 8th graders. Each day includes Bible lesson, songs, fun classes, and games. Snacks will be provided, but campers must bring their own lunch. Water day will be notified the day before. Middle school students will have extra activities like bowling, Sky Zone, rollerblading, and mini-golfing. $50 per child per week. Camp fee can be paid with check payable to 'NCC' with note 'YIA'." Scholarships are available.

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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 2018-2019
Adult English classes 
are held:
  • Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm (6 levels, childcare available) @ GROW-Mayfair
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30am-12pm (3 levels, free childcare) @ GROW-Fox Chase
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm (6 levels)
    GROW-Fox Chase
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30am-12pm (4 levels, free childcare) @ GROW-Mayfair
  • Saturdays 9:30-11am (6 levels) @ GROW-Mayfair
See our calendar by clicking here.

We currently charge $40 per trimester (Sept-Nov; Nov-Feb; Feb-May)

Click here to see our new GROW video!

Summer Citizenship Classes are not offered this summer.

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'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'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:
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