Adult English Language Acquisition Grantees - 2016

Organization Area served Purpose Amount
Alliance for Language Learners' Integration, Education and Success San Mateo and Santa Clara To support ALLIES to convene and support a collaborative network of ESL providers in the Silicon Valley area and continue to build on the Immigrant Integration Pathway project initiated in 2016. $62,300
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 skills training to help adult immigrant workers retain their jobs, obtain better jobs and integrate into their communities. $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. $40,100
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara To provide Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) for immigrants, supporting their successful integration and enhancing their economic opportunities with job development and child care. $80,000
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley Santa Clara To provide VESL and workforce development opportunities to 150+ immigrants/refugees using effective strategies to teach them English for the American workplace to become self-sufficient contributors and active participants in civic life. $70,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara To expands current program to a more integrated instructional system that offers a range of ESL, GED, technology, parenting, and enrichment classes for adults and children as well as developing a systematic evaluation system. $50,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo To support Nuestra Casa to continue offering the immigrant Latino community access to high quality, tuition free, and culturally competent adult ESL instruction throughout the course of the next 12 months. $75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo To support Puente’s South Coast Rural Adult Literacy Program which focuses on broadening opportunities for immigrants to continue and/or further their education as well as their employability in their receiving communities. $70,000
Refugee Transitions San Mateo and Santa Clara To support the Newcomer English Language Pathway Program that builds on the resilience of refugees and immigrants, empowering them towards self-sufficiency by providing English language instruction and pathways to higher education and job training programs. $65,000
San Jose Grail Family Services (GFS) Santa Clara To support GFS’s English Language Acquisition Initiative that uses a blended learning approach to improve English skills for Latino immigrants in East San Jose. Funds will support the initiative’s expansion and students’ transition to East Side Adult Education Programs. $50,000
San Mateo Adult School San Mateo To support the Passport to Employment program that provides classroom instruction and support services for immigrants to find jobs and to get on a pathway to sustainable wage careers. $52,638
Sequoia Adult School Scholars San Mateo To support a half-time coordinator who will sustain SASS’s growth by administering SASS scholarships and programs that enable recipients to gain English proficiency and get jobs that pay a family-sustaining wage. $20,800
Sequoia District Adult School San Mateo To support project LEAP that prepares SDAS students to transition to community college by informing them about educational options, and supports students during and after their transition by advising them and helping them leverage financial and other resources. $41,000
Upwardly Global San Mateo and Santa Clara To support the training of 120 low-income immigrants/refugees from San Mateo and Santa Clara in business communications and networking skills and provide career coaching/placement services to help them find professional employment. $60,000
    Total $796,838