The demand for ESL classes is greater than the capacity of the program. Due to inadequate funding, each semester, about 75% entrance applicants are not accepted. Only about 25% of those seeking admission are able to register. Moreover, the funding gap continues to grow. The program depends on public support and your private support.
Show your support by reserving your seat to the Gala today!
Florencio Avalos Silva and Omar Orlando Reygada Rojas, two of the rescued Chilean miners, will be special guests and speakers at the May 19 event. Their presence is symbolic. “Our hope is to bring awareness to the plight of those who need community support to attain English language skills to bring them from their darkness to the light much as how the miners, with community help, overcame insurmountable obstacles on their journey to the light,” explains Martin I. Estner, Chairman of the MetroWest ESL Fund, of the parallels between the miners’ rescuers and the invaluable work of the Framingham Adult ESL Plus Program.
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2011
Place: Framingham Sheraton Hotel
Time: 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Register at mwesl.org
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