Worcester State University
Latino Education Institute


ISLA                                                  En español

Innovative Services for Latino Adolescents (ISLA) is an academic after-school program for third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from Chandler Magnet Elementary School and the Goddard School. This program focuses on the development and enhancement of early English literacy skills. ISLA provides time for homework help, academic classes in literacy and mathematics, and mentorship. Students also participate in arts and crafts, field trips, and other recreational activities throughout the year. This program works to dovetail the school day curriculum by adding additional support and instruction.

·        ISLA runs for 32 weeks and meets three times per week for two hours each session. The program serves some 45 students per academic year.


·        ISLA Summer Program runs for three weeks at the end of June and through mid-July meeting four times per week for five hours per session.


·       ISLA is funded in part by the 21st Century Learning Centers.


> Click to view the ISLA brochure


Program Coordinator & Lead Teacher (Goddard School of Science & Technology)

Christine Foley

Email:  cfoley5l@worcester.edu

Phone:  508-789-6507 x 104



Janet DeJesus

Email:  jdejesus@worcester.edu

Phone:  508-789-6507


Academic Assistant

Jasira Delarosa

Email:  jdelrosa@worcester.edu

Phone:  508-789-6507


Program Coordinator (Chandler Magnet)

Josephine Falero

Email: jfalero@worcester.edu

Phone:  508-789-6507 x 104



Dulce Fox

Phone:  508-789-6507


Academic Assistant

Phuc Huynh

Email: phuynh@worcester.edu

Phone: 508-789-6507




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