Adult English Language Acquisition Grantees 2009

Organization Area served Purpose Amount
Building Skills Partnership San Mateo and Santa Clara Support to train janitorial and other building service workers in vocational English as a second language at leading Silicon Valley corporations through a unique regional collaboration between business, labor, governmental and educational entities. $80,000
Canada College San Mateo Support to improve access and options for adult English language learner immigrants in southern San Mateo County. Canada College, with its partners, proposes to provide new, credit vocational training to immigrants while they are learning English as a second language in community locations where childcare and academic preparation is also provided. $114,316
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Support to expand ability to provide vocational English language training to refugees and immigrants. $65,000
Community Learning Center Northern San Mateo County Support for the English Connect program, a collaboration between Skyline College, South San Francisco Adult School and the Community Learning Center. The collaborative facilitates and supports long-term English language acquisition by offering student-centered English instruction; technology integration; teacher training; and individual assessments and follow-ups. $72,593
Creating Economic Opportunities for Women, Inc. Santa Clara Support for a blended ESL learning program with a focus on language skill and financial literacy acquisition for immigrant women, including a new educational telenova. $40,000
Grail Family Services San Jose Support for the Grail Family Services English Language Initiative, a community-based project that will improve the English language skills of immigrant adults living in east San Jose. $50,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees San Mateo and Santa Clara Support to expand adult ESL instruction in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties by preparing two issue briefs that highlight the supply of and need for ESL instruction in each county. The organization will develop two reports that capture key findings and will recommend an ESL advocacy agenda in each county. $48,982
Jefferson Adult Education Daly City Support to intensify instruction for adult immigrant students attending part-time ESL classes at six Daly City community locations by offering additional online classes, which will accelerate the students' English language acquisition and help them integrate into society. $66,946
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Support to expand the number of students served by the vocational ESL Program, which teaches newly-arrived refugees conversational English and life skills so they can integrate into the larger community and gain self-sufficiency. $50,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Support to provide culturally appropriate English language acquisition training for low-income women with an emphasis on community participation, financial literacy and self-reliance. $30,000
Multicultural Institute San Mateo Planning grant to conduct a needs assessment to effectively involve immigrant/day labor workers in vocational ESL and related educational opportunities to maximize retention and promotion of English skills. $10,000
Narika Santa Clara Funding to teach vocational and ESL, computer and financial literacy to women in the South Asian community. $25,000
North Peninsula Neighborhood Services San Mateo Support for the Vocational ESL Training Project, which will combine teaching home construction and green technology installation and repair. $17,000
Nuestra Casa East Palo Alto Support for implementation and expansion of an adult ESL program. $75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Coast Support for the South Coast Rural Literacy Program, which increases English fluency for rural adults. $45,702
San Mateo Adult School San Mateo Support for a comprehensive job search program targeting second language learners. The program will assist them in seeking employment by using instruction, support, coaching, counseling, job development and follow-up. $65,000
Upwardly Global San Mateo and Santa Clara Support to plan for an integrated vocational ESL/job search skills training and placement program for highly-skilled, unemployed refugee and immigrant healthcare professionals. $35,000