Raising Our Voices: Celebrating ESOL Leadership in Business and the Community
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 7:30-9:30am - Curry Student Center Ballroom, Northeastern University
                  PRESENTED BY                                             WITH SUPPORT FROM THESE AND OTHER SPONSORS

English for New Bostonians is a partnership among the City of Boston, foundations, corporations, non-profits, and community organizations. ENB meets its mission in four key ways:

Grants: ENB awards grants to support ESOL classes in community-, faith- and labor-based organizations across Boston, helping to expand the system and fill gaps. Grants are made to well-established ESOL programs, as well as a unique focus on emerging grassroots programs.

Professional Development: ENB’s staff and consultant team provide training and technical assistance (TA), especially to smaller, grassroots community-based programs. TA includes ESOL methodology, learner assessment, integrating technology in the classroom, and other topics.

Innovation: ENB develops new strategies to reach more learners at home, at work and in the community. On-line and blended learning approaches, workplace classes, and customized curricula assist students of diverse linguistic and educational backgrounds to attain a broad range of goals.

Expanding Resources: ENB dollars extend the resource pool, helping 1,200 immigrants annually to increase their English proficiency. ENB also increases state, federal and private funding through the groundbreaking statewide English Works Campaign, a coalition of business, labor, community and civic leaders and organizations. The Campaign calls for a high-quality, public-private ESOL system that serves immigrants, businesses, and the Commonwealth.