BENEFITING: Foundation for MetroWest Inc.
ORGANIZER: Foundation for MetroWest Inc.
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
I am thrilled to be running the 2015 Boston Marathon and raising money for Framingham Adult ESL Plus! ESL Plus is an amazing organization that serves the diverse community of Framingham, MA. I feel so fortunate to be a Framingham teacher! Over the past 18 years, I have taught hundreds of students, many of whom were/are new immigrants to this country. My students and their families strive to learn English quickly, and Framingham Adult ESL Plus has helped many of them to accomplish this goal.
Framingham Adult ESL Plus has been helping people improve their English Language skills since 1984. Originally started by a group of town meeting members, the program has grown over the years from one class to 35 classes, but an overwhelming unmet need still exists. Students registered during the past semester came from 40 countries and spoke 26 different languages. Students range in age from 18 to 85 and represent a range of backgrounds. The students are our newest neighbors and bring a wealth of experiences to share with their new community.
A community is only as successful as the communication between its residents, and therefore it is critical that Framingham continues to develop effective communication across cultures. Framingham Adult ESL Plus plays a key role in improving communication in our community. Please consider donating to this worthy organization, and I hope to see you on the sidelines as I run past on April 20th!