Raising Our Voices: Recognizing ESOL Leadership in Business and the Community
 Monday, October 24, 2016  7:30-9:30am  Curry Student Center Ballroom, Northeastern University
featuring Ronald L. Walker II, MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development
with Quincy Miller, incoming President of Eastern Bank
and Albert Vasallo, President of El Mundo Boston
Presented with support from 
and our media sponsor 
Nominations are now OPEN for THREE categories of ESOL leadership:
*Workforce Leaders - Business/labor-management partnerships that support the English language acquisition of immigrant employees
*Agents of Change Leaders - Individuals/organizations that promote opportunities for and raise visibility of limited English speakers
*Rising Star Student Leaders - English-learning employees or students who demonstrate leadership in their studies and advocate for the same opportunities for others.  

English for New Bostonians' mission is to increase access to high-quality English language learning opportunities for adult immigrants in Boston. ENB meets its mission in four key ways:

Grants: Each year, ENB programs provide a gateway for 1,100 immigrants to participate in Boston’s economic and civic life by awarding 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 1,100 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.