SACSS conducts Basic and Advanced ESOL classes which help clients in gaining entry level jobs.  Students improve their conversational skills and become self-confident. It also enables them to become more active participants in everyday life. The classes prepare non-English speaking adults in basic reading, writing, and communication. Culturally appropriate materials are used to maximize comfort level and class participation. Linguistic skills are developed through lectures, one on one conversation, grammar worksheets and interactive modules.  Interpersonal skills are incorporated through group exercises and class discussions.  Registration is open all year for the two courses.


    Our computer classes focus both on computer hardware knowledge and software skills. Students learn internet skills, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point which improve their job prospects. There are three twelve week courses during the year. Registration for the classes is open year round. Classes are held every Saturday to accommodate working individuals.


    This course prepares middle and high school students who are between the ages of 13 and 17 for academic and social challenges. The focus of the course includes topics such as communication skills, creative writing, building leadership, personality development and college readiness. Creative teaching techniques are implemented to ensure class participation and active learning.  At graduation students receive certificates of completion and school supplies.

South Asian Council for Social Services

143-06 45th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11355

(718) 321-7929   |   sacss@sacssny.org


SACSS was created in 2000 with a mission to empower  and integrate underserved South Asians and other immigrants into the economic and civic life of New York. We assist individuals and families in the areas of healthcare access, senior services, other benefits and civic engagement. We provide basic and advanced English and computer classes. SACSS runs the first South Asian food pantry in New York.  All of our programs are free and are provided by culturally competent staff members who speak Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu, and Spanish.