Adult Resources

English as a Second Language (ESL)

YES hosts Conversation Cafés for adults in the community who need stronger English speaking skills, comprehension, and language confidence. In small groups, twelve to fifteen fluent English-speaking volunteers sit and chat with adults who are learning to communicate in English. Coffee, tea and snacks are served to facilitate conversation and provide a warm atmosphere. 


Many volunteers are Rutgers students and, in particular, members of the student group “Students Advancing Literacy Skills in Adults.”


Ages: Adults Only

When: Monday and Tuesday nights, 8:00 - 9:30pm

Where: Youth Empowerment Services

  270 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ


Resume Writing Classes

By providing resume-writing classes to New Brunswick adults, YES hopes to remove one of the simplest barriers to obtaining employment – a properly-formatted CV that demonstrates skills and experience. Classes are two hours and include professional development lessons. All students leave with a resume in hand.


Citizenship Classes

YES hosts free citizenship classes one hour per week for six weeks. YES hopes that helping people obtain citizenship will strengthen and provide a sense of security for immigrant families in New Brunswick.

Community Resource Guide

The YES Community Resource Guide was created in order to provide a list of resources that may be helpful for children and families in New Brunswick, as well as social service agencies supporting them. The Guide provides information on community-based family services including, but not limited to, food assistance, medical care, mental heath service, legal aid, and domestic violence support. Our hope is that New Brunswick families will find such information helpful as they navigate through their current circumstances and that social service providers will be supported in their efforts to empower such families.


To view the whole guide visit here.

Or download the pdf.


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