Growing up I experienced first-hand the burden of being a child of immigrants who didn’t speak English. I did all the translations for them. I saw how they struggled being new to a country and not knowing the language. My journey with English Language Learners at Home (ELL) has been nothing short of a deeply fulfilling mission. ELL has been a beacon of hope for thousands of adult immigrants and their families since its inception in 2004.
The pandemic presented us with significant challenges, chief among them being a surge in applications to our program and an immediate need to transition to a cloud-based internet platform. The commitment of our partners and the remarkable adaptability of our team allowed us to swiftly respond to this crisis, ensuring that English language learners had uninterrupted access to our online programs. We made portable devices accessible and equipped new tutors with essential online teaching strategies.
I want to express our immense gratitude for the Mentors grant received during this challenging time. Your support has been instrumental in our ongoing mission.