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Education and Training:

Affordable Health Insurance: Guide to Medicaid: How to Qualify and Apply for Medicaid. For many families, navigating our healthcare Medicaid system can feel overwhelming, especially if English is not the natively spoken language. As a resource center (Note: we do not sell or provide healthcare plans), we are working diligently to make Medicaid accessible to all by eliminating issues cause by language barrier. With the help from our insurance experts, our new guides walk individuals through the qualifying process for Medicaid in their state, how to apply, and more importantly, offering it in the language that is natively spoken in their home. You can view them here: 

Bellevue College; Who Can Take an ESL Class? Immigrants, refugees or U.S. Citizens over 18 years of age whose first language is not English. Bellevue College provides English language classes to students with a college or career goal. Bellevue College

Berlitz: Learn a language. Open your world. Get the language skills, cultural understanding and confidence to open up your world with Berlitz. Berlitz

edX: Improve your English skills with ESL courses to prepare for the TOEFL and IELTS language tests. Learn English vocabulary, writing and conversation to prepare for these important English proficiency tests with online classes. edX

JVS Rapid Employment Programs: If you are a recent refugee arrival (within 5 years of their date of entry to the country), working with anyone that is a recent refugee arrival or another refugee eligible population within 5 years since their entry (asylee, Special Immigrant Visa (SIV), Cuban Haitian Entrant (CHE)) who is looking for a job and ESL classes, please contact: Lena Thomas at LThomas@jvs-boston.org. For an overview of the programs: JVS Refugee Rapid Employment Programs.pdf

Medicare Plans: Navigating the healthcare system can feel overwhelming and seemingly impossible to navigate, especially for those who are not native English speakers. As a Medicare plans resource center (Note: we do not sell or provide healthcare plans), we are working diligently to make Medicare accessible to all qualified seniors by removing the language barrier that can potentially prevent them from learning about coverage to support their long term health. We aim to deliver fact-based, expert-reviewed information about Medicare that can help provide support to our Spanish speaking communities.

Our resource helps guide senior and disabled immigrants and their families through the Medicare enrollment process. We answer common questions about the different parts of Medicare translated into Spanish and walk through what is and isn’t covered by the federal health insurance program.
You can view the guide here:

Age-Friendly/Latino-Hispanic Friendly Employers:

Diversity Jobs: At DiversityJobs.com, we believe that true happiness comes from aligning what we do at work with who we are as people. Our mission is to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace by creating a space where diversity-minded employers engage the best and brightest diverse talent. Diversity Jobs