Emily Griffith Technical College

Career Readiness ESL (CRESL) is our free English program for refugees. In CRESL classes, students learn the language skills you need to work in the United States. Students can take classes ranging from low-literacy to advanced. All individuals with refugee or asylum status can attend CRESL classes for free for up to five years.

We have partnered with Project Worthmore to offer our CRESL classes at the Project Worthmore main office and Hidden Brook Apartments in addition to our main location in Downtown Denver

The Emily Griffith CAREERS program has two paths to success.Advanced Pathway is for unemployed or underemployed refugees, including those who have education and/or professional experiences, seeking to start or re-enter their career path. Enrichment Pathway is for refugees of any skill level who are employed in entry-level jobs and are ready to plan for their career path.

Many adult refugees are homebound and unable to access English classes in a school setting. These refugee students are served by volunteer tutors who bring the English instruction into the students’ homes for a few hours each week.

Our volunteers support our program not only by helping out in classrooms and as in-home tutors, but also by sharing their time and cultural insights to help students navigate through a new life. Learn more about volunteering in our home tutor program here.