Check Out Our Summer Newsletter

Our Summer Newsletter is out now and is full of wonderful articles regarding our programs and the successes of our students and tutors. In this issue, you'll find:
  • An introduction to "The Link," a DEI-focused program to connect students, tutors, and the wider community
  • A first-person account from John, a tutor who worked with two students throughout the pandemic
  • Citizenship program updates
  • Highlights from students who had their writing and drawings published
  • A look into the community that is built through our conversation classes
Click here to read the issue now. Contact Heather if you'd like to be added to our mailing list to receive these updates. 
Mini Program Update 
Our fiscal year closed on June 30, and we're still compiling all of our data. Be on the lookout for our full impact report in the early fall. Here's a quick peek at what's to come:
  • We served 300+ students through the work of 200+ volunteers
  • Volunteers donated more than 13,000 hours of their time
  • Our students accomplished over 1,400 achievements, including
    • reaching employment goals
    • reaching health-related goals
    • improving digital literacy skills
    • helping children in their education
    • improving financial literacy 
At the end of each fiscal year, we also survey our volunteer tutors to hear about their experiences and find ways to improve our programs. Over the next several weeks, we'll evaluate those responses as we develop our program plans for this year. We hope to offer many more workshops, enhance resources both in our office and online, and create opportunities for students and tutors to gather together. 
We wanted to share this lovely comment from a tutor survey as a reminder of the importance of our mission. 
I feel privileged to be working with the diverse younger and older people I've had as students over the years. They are so unique in their curiosity and desire to work on learning combined with their own jobs, parenting, and life needs. I have so enjoyed each one for their own contribution to my own learning and understanding of language and of people. 

In-Person Classes Return this Fall

Catherine was recently on NBC29 to talk about the citizenship program.
After two years of all virtual instruction, our citizenship classes will offer an in-person option this fall. Catherine McCall, our Citizenship Coordinator, and a group of dedicated citizenship volunteers will offer five sessions this fall: one option is in-person, and the others will be on Zoom.
Classes begin the week of September 12 and will last for ten weeks. Classes are open to all non-native English speakers in the community within two years of applying for U.S. citizenship. Please help us spread the word to those who need assistance preparing for their citizenship interview. 
For more information regarding our classes, visit

New Tutor Training Opportunities 

We have new tutor training sessions planned through the end of 2022. Please help spread the word that we could always use more volunteer tutors! We currently have 45 students waiting to be matched with their own tutor. Click on the links below to register or visit for more information. 
*Our August training is at capacity, but we are adding names to a waitlist. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. Please contact Heather if you have any questions. 
Aug Training Link Sept Training Link Oct Training Link
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