“As immigrants account for an ever-increasing share of Greater Boston’s population and workforce, our economy will depend on our ability to cultivate and draw upon the skills and talents of these newcomers.”

This report from The Boston Foundation and the Latino Legacy Fund identifies key demographic, socio-economic and policy factors that shape the context in which ESOL programs operate; provides an overview of the ESOL system that highlights the funding sources and stakeholders who are the principal drivers of the system; provides an assessment of the need for English language services and a snapshot of the current supply of ESOL services; and analyses the economic and social return on investment for ESOL programs in Greater Boston. (December 2019)