Community Outreach & Education

Community Outreach & Education

RIAC offers a variety of community education projects that include:


RIAC offers English as a Second Language classes in greater Boston with the help of dedicated volunteers.  In Worcester, the ESOL Navigator Program helps individuals find a free ESOL class and assists them enroll in these classes.

Youth Program

RIAC offers Somali youth living in the greater Boston area a free sports program held in different locations.  Youth are also offered assistance with school related work.

World Refugee Day

RIAC continues to host a World Refugee Day event in Roxbury every year inviting families, individuals, city officials and advocates to join in the celebration. More than 200 people attended this Boston event in June 2019.  RIAC partners with other refugee service providers in Worcester to host Worcester’s World Refugee Day event.

Vaccine Equity

RIAC, Activated Massachusetts African Community (AMAC) and Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center (HSNHC) are collaborating with five ethnic-based community organizations (EBCO) to increase vaccination confidence and uptake among marginalized immigrant and refugee communities. Our geographic focus will be Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Roslindale – primarily engaging Sub-Saharan African immigrants and Arabic-speaking immigrants (who migrated from Middle East and North Africa).