Since 1993, Washington English Center, (formerly Language, Education, and Technology Center – Language ETC), a community-based program, has offered English and literacy training to low-income adult immigrants in the greater Washington area using volunteer teachers and tutors.
That all immigrants gain the education and support they need to build a better future for themselves and for their children.
Washington English Center’s mission is to provide excellent and affordable English classes and other educational programs to adult immigrants using volunteer teachers.
To provide high-quality educational services, access to technology, and life-skill programs to all low-income adult immigrants in the Washington metropolitan area, regardless of ability to pay.
Mercedes Lemp, Executive Director email@example.com
Lee Griffith, Deputy Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Naber, Director of Curriculum and Instruction email@example.com
Alyssa Jacobsen, Director of Volunteer Programs firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean Frutiger, Manager of Volunteers email@example.com
Claire Kevill, Employment Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Claudia Belloso, Weekend Office Manager email@example.com
Clodoaldo Lopez, Weekday Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Flor Argueta, Assistant Office Manager email@example.com
Erin Ross, Program Assistant
Antonio Ricci, IT Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Belloso, Computer Programs Manager email@example.com
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Amy F. Berger
Jennifer F. Browning, Treasurer
Mary Janice Dicello
Susan Hattan, Secretary
Stephanie G. Lawson, Vice-Chair
Johanna Mendelson Forman
Karen Yudelson Sandler, Chair
Aaron Garza, Chair
Katherine Rogers, Secretary
Kate Maloney, Communications Committee Chair
Marie LeBlanc, Program Committee Chair
Emily Garvin, Development and Events Chair
Amanda Parker, Vice-Chair
EMERITUS BOARD MEMBERS:
Pilar Laugel, Founding Director
Susanne K. Bennet
Robert Kanchuger, Esq.
Edward R.M. Kane
Gerald Langan, Esq.
ACADEMIC ADVISORY BOARD:
Brock Brady – Chair, Education Programming and Training Specialist for the Peace Corps
MaryAnn Florez, Coordinator at Fairfax County Schools Adult ESOL
Louise Krumm, Expert Consultant at the Peace Corps
Nina Liakos, ESL Teacher at the International Language Institute at the University of Maryland
Donna Moss, Program Specialist, Arlington Public Schools, Arlington Education and Employment Program (REEP)
Jawee Perla, Senior International Student Advisor, International Student and Scholar Services at American University.
Sherry L. Steeley, Special Programs Instructor – Center for Language Education and Development, Georgetown University
Ashley Lipps, Research Assistant at the Center for Applied Linguistics
Our Lady Queen of the Americas
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
United Planning Organization
The Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, www.ola.dc.gov
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, www.cafritzfoundation.org
The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, www.meyerfoundation.org
The Jovid Foundation, www.jovid.org
IDB-DC Solidarity Program of the Inter-American Development Bank, www.aidb.org
Clark Charitable Foundation, www.clarkenterprisesinc.com/community/charitable_foundation.com
The Acacia Foundation, www.acaciafoundation.org
The Corina Higginson Foundation
The Dana Foundation
The Herb Block Foundation, www.herbblockfoundation.org
Philip Graham Fund, plgrahamfund.org
El Tamarindo, eltamarindodc.com
If you would like to make an individual donation, you can use the DONATE button on the main menu at the top of each page of our website, mail it to us directly, or contact our office (202-387-2222).