Adult English Language Acquisition Grantees - 2013

Organization Area served Purpose Amount
Building Skills Partnership Both Support for Vocational ESL training for low-wage, immigrant building service workers at their worksites within traditional institutions (such us community colleges and adult schools) and at their places of employment. $60,000
Campbell Adult and Community Education Santa Clara Support to expand the capabilities of the digital platform "Digital Individual Learning Plan," to create better pathways for immigrant students to transition easily and successfully into their next career or post-secondary activity. $40,000
Cañada College San Mateo Support for the English for the Workforce Award Program by building new and solidifying existing programs and partnerships in East Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay and Redwood City. $75,114
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Support for effective adult English as a Second Language (ESL/VESL) acquisition programs in Santa Clara County for refugees and immigrants. $60,000
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency Both Support for the DCARA’s English Made Simple through ASL (American Sign Language) project, which makes written English accessible to deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, late-deafened immigrant adults through its daily English and vocational English programs. $29,204
Escuela Popular Del Pueblo Both Support for the development of “proof of concept” project that demonstrates how the open-source, blended distance-learning environment developed by leading U.S. and international universities (including U.C. Berkeley and Stanford) can be modified to help immigrants whose proficiency in English is limited. $51,450
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Support to strengthen and expand the collaboration and delineation of services between Jefferson Adult School and Skyline College to facilitate the transfer of English as a Second Language (ESL) students from the adult school. $30,000
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Support for the provision of ESL/VESL services to at least 110 students using effective strategies to teach refugees/immigrants conversational English to participate in civic life; also vocational ESL for the American workplace. $60,000
Learning and Loving Education Center San Mateo Support to strengthen adult English language acquisition programs by joining together with three other smaller grassroots agencies to partner for ESL programs, English language acquisition classes, GED classes. $30,000
Nuestra Casa San Mateo Support for the implementation and expansion of an adult ESL program for the 2013-2014 academic year and for participation in the South San Mateo ALLIES and Community “Portal” collaboration. $50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Support for the South Coast Rural Literacy Program. The primary purpose of this program is to open the doors for immigrants to further their education and work opportunities as well as to enhance their engagement with school and community. $50,000
Refugee Transitions Santa Clara Support for the Newcomer English Language Acquisition Program (NELAP), which assists low-income, high-need refugee and immigrant newcomers in becoming self-sufficient by providing the high-quality ESL/VESL instruction they need to succeed in their new communities. $50,000
San Jose Grail Family Services Santa Clara Support for the GFS English Language Initiative, which is a community-based project that will improve English language skills and community integration for immigrant women. $50,000
San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Foundation Both Support to develop ALLIES as an independent resource and advocate for the coordinated delivery of best-practice adult English language acquisition by working closely with service providers, adult schools, community colleges and AB 86 consortia. $25,000
San Mateo Adult School San Mateo Support for ESL/VESL instruction for immigrant students, to assist in the transition culturally into the American workplace or further training. $51,142
Sequoia District Adult School San Mateo Support for Project LEAP (Leadership, Employment and Academic Preparation) Phase IV, to better prepare adult immigrant students for transition to community college and the workforce. $40,000
Upwardly Global Santa Clara Support to train 85 low-income immigrant and refugee job seekers with skills necessary to obtain professional employment through completing a blended model of training in business communications, industry-specific language and networking skills. $50,000
    Total $801,910