For Alumni

marise.jpg​ Welcome! My name is Marise Lyra. I am the Alumni Program Coordinator for Center for New Americans. Here, you will be able to stay connected with our school and with each other, learn about job and education opportunities, as well as share successes and support each other.

 I've been part of Center for New Americans' community for nearly twenty years, first as a student, then as an alumna. While studying for my teaching degree.

 I accepted a position as a member of the board of directors. After graduation, I became an ESOL teacher.


Stay in touch!

Center for New Americans alumni work in healthcare and manufacturing and own restaurants and other businesses. We meet for dinner and to share news.

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Please fill the form below if you have news to share, would like to update your contact information, or would like to receive news from Center for New Americans. 


Congratulations to Maricella for getting her driver's license!



Congratulations to Biani, now Community Health Worker for the John P. Musante Health Center, shown here in her office!

Congratulations to Josefina on her graduation from Holyoke Community College!

Congratulations to Hamid on joining Center for New Americans' Board of Directors! (seated at right)

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Student Story:

“Starting a new life in the US, a completely different one, would have been very difficult without all the help and support Center for New Americans provided. CNA assisted me with finding a job when I first arrived to America. My teachers helped me learn and improve my English skills, which led me to go to college. With further guidance from the teachers at Center for New Americans, I enrolled in the CNC program at Greenfield Community College.”

—Hamid Id Abdella




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