Refugee Assistance Program (RAP)RAP classes help students improve their English language ability, develop skills necessary to find employment, and function in their everyday English language environment. Additionally, RAP classes provide a supportive classroom environment with instructors who are able to respond to individual students’ language needs. Flexible day and evening schedules allow students to arrange their study time around their work life. RAP serves adult refugees and asylees who have lived in the U.S. for five years or less. RAP has culturally and professionally diverse staff and instructors that are motivated and committed to the success of the program’s students.
The Maryland Office for Refugees and Asylees (MORA) provides grant funding for the program. All RAP classes are FREE for students.
Class Locations (Baltimore City)Class Location (Catonsville)
- Christ Deaf Church (1040 S. Beechfield Ave.)
- Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church (4416 Wilkens Ave.)
- Must bring proof of refugee or political asylum status
- Must be at least 17 years of age or older
- Must live in U.S. for five years or less
- Call 410-986-5430 to schedule a testing and registration appointment
In partnership with employers, RAP also offers on-site ESL classes at the workplace to meet the specific language needs of refugees via a workplace–specific curriculum. For a workplace ESL partnership, call 410-986-5464 for more information.BCCC-Harbor Site710 E. Lombard St.Baltimore, MD 21202410-986-5430