ENGLISH LANGUAGE INITIAVES
Helping immigrants acquire the skills needed to build better futures for themselves, their families, and their communities
Learning English is critical for individuals to improve their employment opportunities, support their children’s educational success, and become citizens. The Crimsonbridge Foundation partners with English language programs seeking to expand successful models, innovate through curriculum, or implement new technology. In addition to English language classes, many of these organizations provide workplace training, citizenship classes, entrepreneurship opportunities, and important social services.
Since 2015, our community partners have provided affordable and high-quality English language instruction for more than 11,000 adults in the Greater Washington region.
“Prior to the COVID-19 health crisis, and with support from the Crimsonbridge Foundation, the SCC ESOL program had launched an innovative hybrid class model for high level ESOL students. Due to this successful online/in-class model, SCC was able to quickly and seamlessly transition all of our instruction to an online format at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to ensure the safety of participants and staff while continuing to provide critical English language instruction to adult learners.”
Laura Irwin, ESOL Program Supervisor, Spanish Catholic Center