Training & Employment Services

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HANAC recognizes the importance of assisting people in our community in need of English language acquisition, a High School equivalency diploma, training and employment. We provide these services through our Adult Literacy Program, Employment and Training Services, Legal Immigrant Services and the Astoria Literacy Zone.

Employment and Training Services

In partnership with the Consortium for Worker Education (CWE), HANAC provides intake and assessment, referral, work readiness, training, placement, and follow-up retention services. Individuals receive comprehensive services to help them successfully obtain employment.

HANAC Education Center
127 W. 127th Street, Room 219
New York, NY 10027
Tel (212) 996-3949
Fax (212) 534-2223

For more details on Jobs to Build On please click here.

Adult Literacy Program

HANAC’s Adult Literacy Program serves the large multi-ethnic immigrant and refugee population that reside in the Western Queens area. Our ESOL program offers oral and written English instruction for ESOL literacy. We accept students of all levels from those with virtually no literacy skills to those with advanced English language proficiency.

For more details on ESOL please click here.

Astoria Literacy Zone

The overall vision of the Astoria Literacy Zone is to provide a systematic focus in the community to increase the literacy of individuals and families from pre-kindergarten through postsecondary and in adult literacy services.

With the help of our community partners we address the needs of our participants with opportunities to access a range of educational and supportive services.

Our site located at the HANAC Community Center, 23-16 30th Avenue, Astoria, has access to computers for conducting research, creating a resume and applying for employment. We provide case management services to identify individual and family needs. Our staff ensures proper referrals to resources and linkages to organizational partners that can best service clients.

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For more information contact Christine Suero 718.728.7084

High School Equivalency Preparation Program

Our High School Equivalency preparation classes are offered to individuals over the age of 18 pursuing a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of each student based on the results of initial and on going assessments.

Middle School IS 204
36-41 28th Street
Astoria, NY 11106
Tel (718) 433-2710 after 5pm
Fax (718) 433-2892
M – W, 6pm – 9:00pm
September – June

HANAC Education Center
127 W. 127th Street, Room 219
New York, NY 10027
Tel (212) 996-3949
Fax (212-534-2223
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:30am-12:30pm
September – June

For more details on HSE please click here.

Civic/Citizenship Program

The HANAC comprehensive Civic/Citizenship Program is designed to assist immigrants in their preparation for USCIS Citizenship exams. These classes work in conjunction with our English Language Skills Program (ESOL) by offering a broad curriculum including U.S. history and citizenship.

Middle School IS 204
36-41 28th Street
Astoria, NY 11106
Tel (718) 433-2710 after 5pm
Fax (718) 433-2892
M – Thurs, 6pm – 9pm

For more details on Civic/Citizenship please click here.