Education Stories

The Education Program offers the following:

  • English as a second language classes
  • Basic Education in the Native language
  • GED Preparation
  • The Citizenship Assistance Program
  • Organizing of International Dominican Women’s Writers Book Fair

ESL-Basic, Intermediate & Conversation

The ESL Courses are focused on integrating all language skills: Writing, Reading, Listening, Speaking and Grammar. Focus is placed on Grammar, Reading and Writing in the Grammar course. Speaking, Listening and Vocabulary are more focused in the conversation course. Students have the opportunity to visit local libraries, museums, colleges and points of historic interest.

College Preparation Course

This program is designed to improve listening and speaking skills using materials based on academic content. Students explore real world issues, discuss academic topics and study getting ready to go to college materials. Students are paired with mentors from local businesses and colleges to explore opportunities in their fields of interest.

Business English

This class focuses on English language skills in the business workplace, using technology and soft skills to navigate the student’s job search and job placement.

Transition From High School to College/Career

In the near future, 80 percent of jobs will require a post-secondary degree. DWDC is committed to ensuring that Latino students have access to successfully changing the economic condition of their families and community.

High School students receive support in the following areas:

  1. Academic tutoring/STEM tutoring
  2. SAT Prep
  3. FAFSA Assistance
  4. Technology
  5. College Tours