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The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.

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The Immigrant Learning Center (The ILC) is looking for volunteers to help make our educational resources more accessible and discoverable to a wider audience by providing transcripts and subtitles. There is no prior experience required other than basic word processing and fluency in English.

The process starts with a rough transcription of a video or podcast recording. The volunteer will then make corrections and format the material according to The ILC directions and send them back to become subtitles or published transcripts.

There is plenty of material to choose from. The ILC has produced more than 300 YouTube videos , primarily webinars on a myriad of subjects related to immigrants and immigration, but also citizenship ceremonies, English lessons for speakers of other languages, interviews with immigrant entrepreneurs and other content. About one-third of these videos are not yet subtitled, and very few have transcripts. The ILC also collaborates with the Pioneer Institute to create JobMakers , a weekly podcast featuring immigrant entrepreneurs and leaders.

This is an ideal position for someone who’s passionate about immigrants, accessibility or both! If you’re interested, please email info@ilctr.org.

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About The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.

Location:

442 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1992, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) is a year-round, not-for-profit adult education center located in Malden, Massachusetts, six miles north of Boston. Its mission is to give immigrants a voice in three ways: provide free English classes to immigrant and refugee adults in Eastern Massachusetts, educate the public on the ways that immigrants are assets to America, and support research that demonstrates the economic and social benefits of immigration.

Description

The ILC serves more than 900 students each year with six levels of intensive English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes. By improving their English skills, ILC students achieve goals such as finding a job, entering college, starting a business, becoming a U.S. citizen and more. To help students achieve their goals, The ILC also offers specialty classes such as citizenship exam preparation, computer literacy, family literacy (parenting-related English lessons), a theater class where students write and perform plays about their immigrant experiences and job and education counseling.

The ILC further supports immigrants through its Public Education Institute, which informs Americans about the economic and social contributions of immigrants in our society. The Institute uses a research-based approach to create reports, articles, presentations and conferences for researchers, educators, policy makers, media and the general public. In 2010, it launched an Immigrant Research and Information website ( http:www.immigrationresearch-info.org/) to provide easy access to comprehensive research about U.S. immigrants.

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Flexible hours. We are continually creating YouTube videos and producing podcast episodes, so this project has an indefinite time frame.

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