Project Literacy


What is Project Literacy? 
Project Literacy offers free services to adults learning to read, write, or speak English. Many are immigrants who are studying English and learning about American culture and some are native or nearly fluent English speakers who are improving their literacy skills.

Students can improve their job skills, support their children's education, attend computer class, and prepare for U.S. citizenship.

Project Literacy provides free classes taught by professional ESOL teachers. We also offer one-on-one and small group tutoring by trained volunteers, and conversation circles led by native English speakers.

Become a Student
Make an appointment to register. Contact Philippa Biggers at or 617.924.8797 to schedule an appointment. At registration, we will give you a short test to find out which level of instruction you need.

Once registered, students go on a waiting list. From the waiting list, we enroll new students in classes in September, November, and January. Tutoring can begin at different times during the year. 

Volunteer and Tutor
Click here for information about how to become a Project Literacy tutor. No experience is necessary. 

The Friends of Project Literacy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation founded to support the work of Project Literacy. The Friends of Project Literacy raise money through grants from foundations, fundraisers, donations from individuals, and small businesses to help ensure the continued growth of Project Literacy’s educational programs. Many board members began their involvement as either volunteer tutors or students; all share a commitment to improving adult literacy in our community. Facebook