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Our Mission
The Opening Word is a literacy, ESOL, and job readiness program; the purpose of which is to unlock the language ability of adult participants, providing them with a key to future personal empowerment, increased civic and social responsibility and enhanced skills for membership in the workforce. 

​Goals and Objectives 

  • To strengthen the English language skills for participants who speak other languages.
  • To develop an appreciation for the life skills necessary to become a productive, self–sufficient citizen.
  • To focus on family development, including family, parenting, and health literacy so that parents can break the illiteracy cycle that inhibits so many. 
  • To enable participants to improve self-image through non-competitive, individualized programs and regular evaluative interviews.
  • To provide job-readiness and post-secondary education experiences, including computer classes, mock interviews, and resume writing.
  • To prepare eligible students for citizenship.

Huntington Station
Site Coordinator: Melissa Ramos
1450 New York Avenue
Huntington Station, NY 11746
Phone: (631) 470-2288​.
Wyandanch
Site Coordinator: Sister Judy Flangan
1434 Straight Path
Wyandanch, NY 11798
Phone: (631) 920-0916


Amityville​
Site Coordinator: Sister Laura Helbig
555 Albany Avenue
Amityville, NY 11701
Phone: (631) 842-7866


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