In 2008, ENB leadership recognized the need for an organized strategy to raise awareness of the vital importance of English learning opportunities to our continued thriving as a city and state. We launched the English Works Campaign, now a well-established network for policy research, leadership on ESOL, fundraising, and most recently, our English Works Business Council.
This statewide education and advocacy campaign unites ESOL students, businesses, labor, and community leaders to advocate for greater public and private ESOL investment in the immigrant workforce. The Campaign’s annual Raising our Voices event elevates the successes of ENB, our partners and students. Each year, loyal ENB supporters, including business and government leaders, continue to push the message that foreign born residents are the fastest growing segment of our state’s workforce, and we all stand to win by providing opportunities for limited English speakers to access ESOL and cultivate their talents across business, academic and civic life.
For more information, please contact Franklin Peralta, Director of Business Engagement and Public Policy: FPeralta@englishfornewbostonians.org