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Journey's End Refugee Services ESOL Programs

Listing Last Update: September 17, 2020


2495 Main Street Suite 530
Buffalo, NY 14214

Primary Contact

Jacqueline Ashby

(716) 882-4963 Ext:237

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills
  • To become a U.S. citizen

Instruction Type

  • Classroom

Program Overview

Journey's End Refugee Services offers beginner, intermediate and advanced ESOL classes to refugee adults, TASC prep, and full day high school equivalency classes to refugee students aged 16+ a partnership with Erie Community College.

Mission Statement

Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc. is a Christian community-based organization with the mission of welcoming refugees without regard to ethnic origin or creed and to assist them to become healthy, independent, contributing members of the community.

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00-5:00

Cost info: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Level ESOL classes are offered to adults, full day High School Equivalency classes are offered for students age 16+. These classes are offered at no cost to refugee/immigrant clients. Transportation may be provided in the form of bus tokens. Virtual classes are available due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"I was born in Afghanistan. I was resettled to Buffalo with my family on July 24th, 2014. I chose to enroll in the MAC program in 2014, when I was 17. I enrolled to strengthen my English, gain work experiences, find a job, and maybe earn a HSE diploma. Within the period of time in the program, I managed to do volunteering within the community like working at a food bank, work on a urban farm, paint shelters, and clean up parks. In MAC, I gained enough confidence that I started to give speeches about my life to schools and for other organizations. I was able to get two different jobs because of the skills I acquired from MAC, where I am currently still employed. In March I am registered to take the TASC exam. I am one subject away from earning my HSE diploma. When I pass I plan to attend Erie Community College in the fall. I would like to become a police officer as a career."

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