Adult English Language Acquisition Grantees 2010

Organization Area served Purpose Amount
Building Skills Partnership San Mateo and Santa Clara counties Second year funding to increase capacity to train 125 janitors and other building service workers in Vocational ESL at leading Silicon Valley corporations through a unique regional collaboration between business, labor, governmental and educational entities. $80,000
Cañada College/San Mateo Community College District San Mateo County Second year funding to provide the immigrant community of south San Mateo county with language and vocational instruction, college level computer training in accessible community based settings, and academic support services such as career counseling. $100,000
Community Learning Center San Mateo County Second year of funding for an adult ESL collaboration between Skyline College, South San Francisco Adult School and the Community Learning Center of South San Francisco. $78,989
Creating Economic Opportunities for Women, Inc. Santa Clara County Second year funding for the Grand Cafe VESL program to expand direct services to improve the English language acquisition and entrepreneurial skills of about 70 immigrant and refugee women. $60,000
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley Santa Clara County Second year funding to expand the number of students served by the Vocational ESL Program, which provides conversational English and life skills to refugess so they can integrate into the larger community. $71,500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara County Second year funding for an ESL program. $30,000
Nuestra Casa San Mateo County Second year funding for ongoing implementation of an adult ESL program for the 2010-2011 academic year. $75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo County Second year funding for the South Coast Rural Literacy program to increase Spanish and English proficiency among adults and youth in Pescadero. $57,093
San Jose Community College District Foundation - Alliance for Language Learners’ Integration, Empowerment and Success (ALLIES) Santa Clara & San Mateo counties Planning grant to establish a network of community colleges and adult schools in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties that are dedicated to implementing coordinated strategies to increase students’ access to and success in high quality English language acquisition programs. $50,000
San José Public Library Foundation Santa Clara County In partnership with the City of San Jose and San Jose State University, support for vocational ESL training at worksites for immigrants in entry level and low skilled jobs so they can increase their earning and employment potential. $50,000
San Mateo Adult Community Education San Mateo County Second year funding to epand the Passport to Employment program, which provides ESL instruction, support, coaching, counseling and job placement. $100,000
Sequoia District Adult School San Mateo County Funding to implement Project LEAP (Leadership, Employment and Academic Preparation) to better prepare adult immigrant students for transitions into the workforce, community college, technical and vocational training and Adult Basic Education/ General Equivalency Diploma classes. $49,635
Upwardly Global San Mateo & Santa Clara counties Funding to provide industry-specific language, communications and networking skills for low-income refugee and immigrant health care professionals. $50,000