Teach in CORES provides English language and citizenship classes to immigrants at the Committee for Refugees from El Salvador (CORES) community center in Somerville. Most CORES students immigrated to the United States from El Salvador and now live in the neighborhoods surrounding Tufts. Working in consultation with the Marcos Garcia, the director of CORES, Teach in CORES offers beginning and intermediate English classes plus citizenship instruction four days a week. The program depends on more than thirty Tufts students who volunteer for semester-long teaching positions. In addition to offering basic English tutoring, Teach in CORES represents a crucial intermediary between CORES students' homelands and the United States, providing CORES students with the knowledge necessary to integrate successfully into U.S. society. Simultaneously, Tufts student-teachers learn about the realities of immigrant life and the culture of each student's home country. The reciprocity of Teach in CORES is its biggest strength:; both the CORES students as well as Tufts teachers walk away from this experience as changed individuals and, more importantly, changed citizens in the community.