Thursday, January 12, 2012

Health Center offers free career advancement classes and health information workshops!

(EAST BOSTON, MA — January 11, 2012) Start the New Year off on the right foot! Beginning this month, the Education and Training Institute of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) will offer free career advancement classes and health-information workshops to the residents of East Boston, Revere, Winthrop, Chelsea, and Everett.

Starting on January 18, the East Boston Harborside School will provide free General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes during daytime hours at the Education and Training Institute at 155 Addison Street in East Boston. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to develop your potential! To find out about hours and to register, call 617-635-5115. 

Other sessions to be offered this year include certified nursing assistant (CNA) training, financial literacy and math classes, job placement training, a disability rights workshop, and many health education topics.  Most courses are offered in English as well as Spanish, and participants do not need to be EBNHC staff members or patients in order to attend.

While the Education and Training Institute is commonly known as a training facility for EBNHC employees, the goal of the Institute is to help the community in other ways beyond traditional health care services. “We are pleased to have great partners working with us, like the Harborside School, to help provide valuable resources to our neighboring communities,” said Steven Snyder, Vice President of Education and Training at EBNHC.

The Institute isn’t limiting itself to the typical continuing education courses, either. “We are also planning to offer some really interesting and fun topics to get community members together at the Institute,” said Snyder. “Our schedule includes a presentation on the great history of Revere Beach and another on the history of immigration in our community.”

The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) has been a vital part of the community for over 40 years, providing easily accessible, high-quality health care to all who live and work in East Boston and the surrounding communities of Chelsea, Revere, Everett, and Winthrop. EBNHC handles 300,000 patient visits per year—more than any other ambulatory care center in New England.

For more information about the Education and Training Institute and upcoming offerings, call 617-568-6444 or visit

Joanna Cataldo
Education and Training Institute
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center; 617-568-6444

Source: EBNHC