Welcoming the Stranger offers free classes and community for immigrants

Classes in English, computer skills and citizenship preparation begin Sept. 3

Source: Meg Eubank

In this time of divisiveness over immigration policies, immigrants can find community, support and free educational opportunities with Welcoming the Stranger, a mostly volunteer run organization with locations in Bucks, Montgomery and Hunterdon counties.

Free classes in English, computer skills and citizenship preparation for adult immigrants and refugees are offered in Bensalem, Doylestown, Hatboro, Langhorne, Lambertville, Levittown, Morrisville, Southampton and Warminster.

Fall term classes begin Sept. 3. Students may register by visiting welcomingthestranger.org or calling 215-702-3445.

As well as classes, Welcoming the Stranger offers workshops, community events and support for immigrants navigating job searching, childcare, healthcare, housing, food security and more. Most importantly, Welcoming the Stranger creates a community of support and friendship for newcomers to America.

Founded in 1999, the nonprofit has taught more than 4,000 students from 104 different countries. Morning and evening classes are offered.