About Us

The Educational Development Group is a 501(c)(3) organization which offers a variety of programs for students to learn English.

The Educational Development Group, Inc.’s mission is to prepare new immigrants for success by providing them with the language skills and cultural awareness needed to access educational and employment opportunities. To fulfill our mission, the cornerstone of our program is training in English communication, and reading and writing skills.

EDG is funded primarily through the generous support of individuals, fund raising events, and donations provided by:

  • English for New Bostonians
  • Eastern Bank
  • The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust
  • Baker-Root Family Foundation
  • Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston
  • Boston Centers for Youth and Families
  • The Boston Foundation
  • Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund
  • Cabot Family Charitable Trust
  • The Church Home Society
  • The Clipper Ship Foundation
  • Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation
  • David Greenewalt Charitable Trust
  • East Boston ASavings Bank Charitable Foundation
  • Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
  • First Literacy
  • The Foley Hoag Foundation
  • The George A. Ramlose Foundation
  • The Lenny Zakim Fund
  • The Llewellyn Foundation
  • Mabel Louise Riley Foundation
  • MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • The Nellie Mae Education Foundation
  • Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation
  • State Street Foundation, Inc
  • Verizon Foundation