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ESLC - FY 21 Annual Report

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F Y 2 1 E N G L I S H S K I L L S L E A R N I N G C E N T E RT A B L E O F C O N T E N T SMISSIONThe English Skills Learning Center integrates and strengthenscommunities by breaking language and cultural barriers.VISIONA community where all voices are celebrated.M E S S A G E F R O M T H E E DY E A R I N R E V I E WP R I O R F O R M A L E D U C A T I O NE N G L I S H P R O F I C I E N C YL I T E R A C Y L E G A C Y A W A R D O U T S T A N D I N G S T U D E N T O F T H E Y E A RE S L C S P E A K E A S Y B O O K SB O A R D A N D S T A F F M E M B E R SF U N D E R SP A R T N E R SI N D I V I D U A L D O N O R SF I N A N C E S0 20 30 50 60 70 80 91 01 11 21 31 4

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F Y 2 1 E N G L I S H S K I L L S L E A R N I N G C E N T E RM E S S A G E F R O M T H EE X E C U T I V E D I R E C T O R0 2There is no doubt that much has changed over the last year. As a team oflinguaphiles, we have witnessed an evolution of the language we use daily.Words and phrases, such as "pivot," "virtual," "new normal", and, of course,"you're still on mute!" have become regular parts of our vocabulary "duringthese unprecedented times." Yet, we haven't fully adopted the consistent use of other words like"perseverance," "creativity," and "resilience," despite these traits beingdisplayed almost daily throughout the past year. The English Skills Learning Center students, volunteers, and staff have allmade adjustments and learned new skills. Staff revisited, explored, andadapted the best practices of computer-assisted language learning toensure that individuals enrolled in programming would not experienceanother interruption in their educational pathways. Volunteers engaged intraining and, as possible, service opportunities online. We are immenselyappreciative of the volunteers who are patiently waiting to re-enterclassrooms as they slowly begin to be offered in-person once again.Students, in many cases, had to progress their understanding of basicdigital literacy to engaging in online learning in a matter of weeks, which isnothing short of impressive. As an organization, we've taken the time toreflect on our practices and envision how we can expand opportunities forNew Americans and the receiving community to continue breakinglanguage and cultural barriers moving forward.I invite you to review what we have accomplished together during such achallenging year, and as we continue to move through the uncertainty stillahead, I can promise that we will do so with a sense of "perseverance,""creativity," and "resilience." I encourage you to follow along and engagewith the English Skills Learning Center into the future. We have someexciting projects underway, and I have no doubt that, with your support, wewill continue creating a more welcoming community for everyone who --currently or someday in the future -- has the privilege of calling Utah "home." Katie L. Donoviel

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F Y 2 1 E N G L I S H S K I L L S L E A R N I N G C E N T E R2021 in0 3320Students Enrolled23Students Gained or Improved Employment2902Hours of Instruction Provided

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R e v i e w31Students Earned Citizenship5Students Earned a Drivers' License114Children's Book Given to Families0 4

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No SchoolingGrades 1-5Grades 6-8Grades 9-12 (no diploma)High School DiplomaSome CollegeCollege Degree20 15 10 5 0 15.26%14.12%13.67%11.62%16.63%7.29%5.47%Prior formal educationWhen students with limited or interrupted formal education enter aclassroom, they are learning the English langauge alongside of theacademic skills needed to be successful in this environment. Formany, due to their limited education, they are unable to take noteseven in their own language. Meaning, they are relying onincredible memory and a tradition of oral language to recallmaterial learned in the classroom. Individuals are also oftenunfamiliar with standardized testing, which means they are takinga test for the first time in a new langauge. Due to these factors, it'scrucial to examine the prior education of students to understandtheir test scores. From the chart above, we can see that themajority of ESLC students (i.e., 54.67%) have less than a highschool diploma when they enroll in English langauge classes. 0 5

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F Y 2 1 E N G L I S H S K I L L S L E A R N I N G C E N T E RSPEAKING AND LISTENINGThe ESLC uses the Basic EnglishSkills Test 2.0 to measure change inspeaking and listening skills. Thisyear, 34% of students who receiveda posttest increased by at least onelevel. 34%READING Comprehensive Adult StudentAssessment Systems - Life and WorkSeries is used to measure changesin reading skills. Of students taking aposttest, 22% increased by at leastone level. 22%**To better understand posttest scores, weencourage you to view the prior formaleducation section on the previous page. 0 6

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"Some years back, I started teaching English for ESLC at theHumanitarian Center. I enjoyed teaching those classes, and Ienjoyed substitute teaching all over the valley as well. One day, Iwas a substitute teacher at Moss Elementary, and I immediately fellin love with the students there. I have had students from many,many countries, including North Korea, Colombia, Syria, andAfghanistan. That is one of my favorite parts about teaching atMoss - the amazing diversity of the students I get to teach. I think itwas George Matthew Adams, an American newspaper columnist,who once said, 'There is no such thing as a self-made man. We aremade up of thousands of others.' Every student I meet leaves animpression. In my life, I have had many people encourage andinvest in me. Teaching for the ESLC enables me to do the same, in asmall way, for others." - Lei Rachelle Child, Empowering Parents VolunteerJ E A N A N D B R U C E B I N G H A M L I T E R A C Y L E G A C Y A W A R D W I N N E R 2 0 2 1- L E I R A C H E L L E C H I L D -0 7

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O U T S T A N D I N G S T U D E N T O F T H E Y E A R - M A R I A C H I N O - In Fall 2019, Maria Chino and her family arrived in the UnitedStates. A few days after arriving, Maria began attending theEnglish Skills Learning Center's Empowering Parents (EP) andParents Engaged in Everyday Reading (PEER) classes that areheld at her children's school. The classes are a total of sixhours per week, and Maria almost never misses. In fact, shehas the highest attendance rate in the whole program. Shewas so dedicated to continuing her studies online during thepandemic that she was selected to receive a free laptop fromthe ESLC (pictured here). Now, when offered the option toattend in-person or online classes, she actually attends both!When Maria arrived, she was an ELL Level 1. Now, only twoyears later, she is an ELL Level 4. Way to go, Maria! 0 8

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fy 21 Speakeasy book selectionsJuly 2020 August 2020 September 2020 October 2020November 2020 December 2020 January 2021 February 2021March 2021 April 2021 May 2021 June 2021The Speakeasy a community book club where members read anddiscuss stories related to the immigrant and refugee experience. Ifyou are interested in joining, please email 0 9

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S t a f f M e m b e r sB o a r d o f D i r e c t o r s*Listed in alphabetical order by last name.1 0

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A d u l t E d u c a t i o n a n d F a m i l y L i t e r a c y A c t - U t a h S t a t eB o a r d o f E d u c a t i o nA m e r i c a n E x p r e s s C e n t e r f o r C o m m u n i t y D e v e l o p m e n tB y r n e F o u n d a t i o n C i t y o f S o u t h S a l t L a k e ( P r o m i s e S o u t h S a l t L a k e ) D o l l a r G e n e r a l L i t e r a c y D o m i n i o n E n e r g y C h a r i t a b l e F o u n d a t i o n H e n r y W . L e s l i e M . E s k u s c h e F o u n d a t i o n G e o r g e S . a n d D o l o r e s D o r e E c c l e s F o u n d a t i o n G o l d m a n S a c h s C o m m u n i t y D e v e l o p m e n tR i c h a r d S . a n d S h i r l e y K . H e m i n g w a y F o u n d a t i o n J e s s a n d M a r i l y n P e c k F o u n d a t i o n L a r r y H . M i l l e r C h a r i t i e sL a w r e n c e T . a n d J a n e t T . D e e F o u n d a t i o nL i n d a W h e e l e r F o u n d a t i o n N o r t h A m e r i c a H u m a n i t a r i a n S e r v i c e s - L D S C h u r c hO f f i c e o f R e f u g e e R e s e t t l e m e n t ( D W S - R e f u g e e S e r v i c e sO f f i c e ) R . H a r o l d B u r t o n F o u n d a t i o n S a f e i n U t a h - P P E E x p e n s e s S a l t L a k e C i t y - S o c i a l S e r v i c e s B l o c k G r a n t S o r e n s o n L e g a c y F o u n d a t i o n U n i t e d W a y o f S a l t L a k e U n i t e d S t a t e s C i t i z e n s h i p a n d I m m i g r a t i o n S e r v i c e s U t a h D i v i s i o n o f M u l t i c u l t u r a l A f f a i r s W e s t V a l l e y C i t y - C o m m u n i t y D e v e l o p m e n t B l o c k G r a n t F u n d e r s1 1 F Y 2 1 E N G L I S H S K I L L S L E A R N I N G C E N T E R

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L o c a t i o n h o s t si n - k i n d d o n o r sB u d B a i l e y A p a r t m e n t C o m m u n i t yD a v i d G o u r l e y E l e m e n t a r yG r a n g e r E l e m e n t a r y J a m e s E . M o s s E l e m e n t a r yW o r k p l a c e P a r t n e r sD a i l y ' s P r e m i u m M e a t sD e s e r e t I n d u s t r i e s ( M u r r a y a n d S u g a r H o u s el o c a t i o n s )H u m a n i t a r i a n C e n t e rS t a m p i n ' U p ! I n c .S u n d a n c e F i l m F e s t i v a lX M i s s i o nDespite it being a challenging year to engage volunteers,we were able to engage 25 community members inremote and in-person opportunities, resulting in 1500hours of service!1 2

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I n d i v i d u a l d o n o r sEncourage $1 - $99Support $100 - $249Lead $250 - $999Literacy Legacy - $2500+Connect $1000 - $2499Lisa Bachiller Carol BreslauerJulia BuscheSusan and LarryChambercohenMason DiedrichWilliam GallagherJessica HerculesMerry HookKarina Jackson Jacob LockhartJill McGarthToni MyersErica NegreteFred and Rella Nelson Amy O'ConnorKarine PitcherJessica RamirezJanette WattsMartha WestmanBarbara WolinJill BennettMona Burton Brian CollaerNancy DahlRoger HansenAnn JohnsonDave and DanaJoslyn Vicki MatsumoriShelley PackerSusan Peterson Tanya SmithTeralee SynderTami TewMary Louise Deel Jeremy FranklinJennifer FrederickSteven Garvin Lindsay GreenRoberto Martinez Katherine RubalcavaCathy WalshTanya Lelanuja Maria WindhamBruce and Jean Bingham Tori and Benj Hillyard Louis and Cyndy Miller The wishes of those who notified us of their choice to remain anonymous have, to the bestof our ability, been respected. If you feel your name should be listed here and it is not, wesincerely apologize. 1 3

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ExpensesTotal ExpensesProgram ServicesManagement and GeneralFundraising$823,586$78,739$5,928$908,253RevenueFinance StatementCommunity PartnershipsCorporate DonationsTotal Sales RevenueOther$195,699$117,747$970,945$750Earned RevenueIndividual Donations$16,400$14,845Subcontractor Grants $81,171Government GrantsFoundation Grants$370,833$173,5001 4

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