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Today it serves immigrants who come to the city from all over the world. “It sends a message that the community is vibrant and growing,” said Moises Rodrigues, a Brockton City Councilor and Executive Director of the CV Association.

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“The issue is we’re becoming a catch-all for everybody.”

  • Summer camp

  • Relocation from Haiti → the Caribbean, Africa and Central and South America

  • After-school program

  • Adult English language classes

  • Help with visas

Officials from the Consulate of Cape Verde in Quincy hold office hours twice a week at the group’s headquarters. They are certified by the state to help city residents apply for health and dental coverage through the Massachusetts Health Connector.


“Sometimes you have people standing during our classes. The demand is there,” Rodrigues said of the ESL classes. “We hate turning people away.”

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