Adult English Language Acquisition Grantees - 2015

Organization Area served Purpose Amount
ALLIES San Mateo and Santa Clara To facilitate a collaborative strategic planning process with AELA grantees, other CBOs, legal service providers and economic security partners to create a long-term strategic vision for workforce and educational pathways in our region. $83,000
Building Skills Partnership Santa Clara To deliver vocational English language training to low-wage, primarily Latino immigrant workers on paid work time, while simultaneously providing other skill training to help adult immigrant workers be retained, obtain better jobs and integrate. $60,000
Cañada College of San Mateo County San Mateo To provide ESL classes, support services and system development to help students improve English and computer skills, transition to on-campus college programs, and achieve career goals while analyzing and documenting the results. $80,070
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara To provide adult English as a second language programs to refugees/immigrants, supporting their integration and enhancing economic opportunities; add services to ongoing programs and provide classes in another high-need area. $70,000
Grail Family Services San Mateo To use a proven, blended learning approach to improve English skills for Latino immigrants living in East San Jose. Funds will be used to support the different components of the initiative. $50,000
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley Santa Clara To provide ESL/VESL to at least 150 students using effective strategies to teach refugees/immigrants conversational English to participate in civic life; and vocational ESL for the American workplace to become self-sufficient contributors. $70,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara To expand the current program to a more integrated instructional system that offers a range of ESL classes addressing different language skill levels and goals for adults and children as well as GED, technology, parenting and enrichment. $40,000
Nuestra Casa San Mateo To support the implementation and expansion of adult ESL program for the 2015-2016 academic year and participation in the South San Mateo ALLIES and Community “Portal” collaborations. $75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo To support the South Coast Rural Literacy Program, an initiative that provides opportunities for adults to further their education, improve their job opportunities, support their families and increase their civic engagement. $70,000
Refugee Transitions San Mateo and Santa Clara To assist low-income, high-need refugee and immigrant newcomers in becoming self-sufficient by providing high-quality ESL/VESL instruction and pathways to employment and citizenship. $60,000
San Mateo Adult School San Mateo To provide instruction and support for ESL adults who are seeking work and/or college and career training opportunities. $52,638
Sequoia Adult School Scholars San Mateo To support significant program growth by building organizational capacity through staffing and increasing access to scholarships for books and transportation to assist adult immigrants who are enrolled in community college. $15,000
Sequoia District Adult School San Mateo To prepare SDAS students to transition to community college by informing them about educational options, and to support students during and after their transition by advising them and helping them leverage financial and other resources. $75,000
Upwardly Global San Mateo and Santa Clara To train 100 low-income immigrants/refugees from San Mateo and Santa Clara counties in business communications, language and networking skills and provide placement services to support their success in gaining professional employment. $50,000
    Total $850,708