Adult English Language Acquisition Grantees - 2012

Organization Area served Purpose Amount
ALLIES Both Support for ALLIES’ continued development as an independent resource and advocate for coordinated delivery of best-practice adult English language acquisition by working closely with public and private entities across San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. $54,000
Building Skills Partnership Both Support for increased advocacy for the training needs of local, low-wage, immigrant service workers within traditional institutions (such as community Colleges and adult schools) and at their places of employment, and continued training for 100 janitors in Vocational ESL at leading Silicon Valley corporations through a regional collaboration of business, labor, governmental and educational entities. $60,000
Canada College San Mateo Support for the English for the Workforce Program serving Redwood City and East Palo Alto, which seeks to expand to Half Moon Bay. $75,114
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Support for ESL and vocational ESL instruction to at least 200 immigrants and refugees in partnership with Refugee Transitions and the Franklin McKinley School District. $60,000
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Support for the VESL Program, which provides services to immigrants and refugees in conversational English and life skills so they can integrate into the larger community. $60,000
Nuestra Casa San Mateo Support to implement an adult ESL program for individuals in East Palo Alto. $60,000
San Mateo Adult School San Mateo Support for Passport to Employment, a comprehensive job search program for English language learners to assist them in seeking employment and further education. $51,142
Campbell Adult and Community Education Santa Clara Support for the development of a digital tool to collect and report information about adult immigrants' experiences, goals and needs to facilitate individualized student-centered language instruction and support services to increase their persistence, accelerate their learning, and help transition to post-secondary education and careers with family-sustaining wages. $40,000
Grail Family Services Santa Clara Support for ESL/VESL language instruction to adults using technology and classrrom-based strategies. $50,000
KQED Both Support for a collaborative program that connects Cañada and De Anza Colleges, and to expand the Work Voices project, a multimedia VESL project that will  include additional career development resources in 20 ESL classes. $35,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Support for the Learning and Loving ESL program, which provides instruction to 200 individuals. $30,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Support for the South Coast Rural Literacy Program. $50,000
Upwardly Global Both Support to implement industry-specific language, communications and networking skills for low-income refugee and immigrant healthcare professionals. $50,000
    Total $675,256