Adult English Language Acquisition Grantees 2011

Organization Area served Purpose Amount
Alliance for Language Learners' Integration, Education and Success (ALLIES) Santa Clara and San Mateo counties To support a network of community colleges and adult schools in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties dedicated to implementing coordinated and leveraged strategies to increase students’ access to and success in high quality English language acquisition programs. $77,950
Building Skills Partnership Santa Clara and San Mateo counties To increase capacity to train 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
Canada College San Mateo To provide the immigrant community of south San Mateo county with rigorous language and vocational instruction and college level computer technology training in accessible community-based settings along with academic support services such as career counseling. $90,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara To support, in partnership with Refugee Transitions and the Franklin McKinley School District, immigrants and refugees through high-quality ESL/VESL classes. $72,000
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley Santa Clara To expand the number of students served by the VESL Program,which provides services to refugees in conversational English and life skills so they can integrate into the larger community. $71,500
Nuestra Casa San Mateo Support for the ongoing implementation of the Adult ESL program for the 2011-2012 academic year. $65,000
Sequoia District Adult School San Mateo To support 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. $60,000
South San Francisco Community Learning Center San Mateo To support an adult ESL collaboration between Skyline College, South San Francisco Adult School and the Community Learning Center of South San Francisco. $75,000
Grail Family Resource Center Santa Clara To support ESL/VESL language instruction for immigrant adults using technology and classrrom-based strategies. $45,000
Jefferson Adult School San Mateo To research and develop an ESL writing and oral course that is both online and classroom based to prepare ESL students to transition to a community college. $34,482
KQED Santa Clara and San Mateo counties To strengthen links between English language acquisition and career development by incorporating media-based educational resources into ALLIES' partners' VESL curriculum. $35,485
The Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara To support the Learning for Living ESL program. $30,000
Puente de la Costa Sur Santa Clara To support the South Coast Rural Literacy program to increase language proficiency among adults and youth in Pescadero. $50,000
Upwardly Global Santa Clara and San Mateo counties To implement industry-specific language, communications and networking skills for low-income refugee and immigrant healthcare professionals. $50,000