Our Programs

Education

Organization and offering of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Classes. Classes meet twice a week for two hours. Levels: Basic and Intermediate, from Monday to Thursday 6pm to 8pm, Monday and Wednesdays 11am to 1pm, classes are FULL FOR THIS SEMESTER, Cost - $60/year (September to June), Funder: BRA, Class fees

Citizenship preparation classes including civics, history and English instruction to prepare for the citizenship interview, as well as citizenship application assistance by appointment with assistance from our staff members, cost $30/class; Application assistance - for forms N648, I90 (donations accepted). Contact ACVB 508-559-0056

Health

  • Assistance in the access of affordable health-care to individuals in need.
  • Collaboration with Brockton Neighborhood Health Center on the HIV Project - providing information to the Cape Verdean community in Brockton and in Cape Verde about HIV and AIDS.
  • Collaboration with the Department of Public Health to provide information on Tuberculosis and Diabetes.
  • Preparation and distribution of pamphlets regarding health issues including information on agencies and health providers to be contacted.

Funder/Collaborators: Department of Public Health, Brockton Neighborhood Health Center

Employment

  • On-site job bulletin board with information on the availability of current employment opportunities.
  • Collaboration with employment agencies to assist clients in obtaining jobs.
  • Summer Work and Learning Program for youths ages 14 to 24.

Funder: Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board, ARRA, City of Brockton Mayor's Office

Consular Assistance

A staff from the Cape Verdean Consulate’s office assists with Passport renewals, INS forms, declarations, and other Consulate services on Tuesdays, and Fridays 10 am - 5 pm, cost set fees by Consulate.
Consul Pedro Graciano Carvalho - Consulate office located at 300 Congress Street, Quincy, MA
Tel: 617-353-0014 Fax: 617-859-9798

Counseling Services

Therapeutic interventions to families and individuals to stabilize and unify families referred by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) the Family Networks (FBS) program.

Youth Programs

Referrals and assistance with after-school program and activities on-site and off-site for elementary and high school youth.
Onsite After School Program providing youth with a Safe Space. Youth have access to the Resource Center, tutoring, and scheduled activities. Call Monica Tavares, Program Manager for more information on Monday to Friday 2:30pm to 5:30pm - September to June, cost: $25.00 per Month.
YEP! We Can Summer Program - five week summer program at ACVB, July 07 to August 8, 2014, Funders/Collaborators BRA, Stonehill College, BAWIB, East Coast Tae Kwon Do, Mayor's Office - OJJDP, Registration fees

Elderly Programs

Provide information and assistance to elders 60 and over. Elders are assisted with interpreting, advocacy, letter writing, outreach, and referrals to social service agencies for elderly clients, cost is free donation, Funder/Collaborators Old Colony Planning Council, Brockton Adult Day Health Center, Elders referred to the Brockton Adult Day Health Center on 764 N. Main St., Brockton http://www.cscvonline.com/forms/cscv%20brochure.pdf

Referral Services

  • Drop-in center to assist with obtaining information (housing, government benefits and forms, medical forms) filling out applications, letter writing and follow-up with on-site staff members.
  • Provide referral services to all relevant social service agencies including interpreters from a private pool.
  • Collaboration with South Coastal Counties Legal Assistance to provide legal assistance to educate clients especially in the area of immigration and civil rights.

  • Cost: Free/Donation

Advocacy

General advocacy services for a more effective cultural and physical integration into mainstream society.

  • Provide mediation between members of the community and the social agencies that serve them.
  • Provide advocacy to members regarding social injustices they may encounter.

Recreation, Cultural Activities and Sport

Following the saying “healthy mind in a healthy body”, this Association, through volunteerism, will try to organize and promote informational seminars and cultural activities such as the Annual Cape Verdean Day held every last Sunday in July.