This past year was a busy one for English in Action.
At a glance:
- 255 students participated in our Individual Tutoring program with the help of 244 tutors. This was a 12% increase over the prior year. Students collectively received more than 6,900 hours of tutoring.
- 79 students participated in Small Group Tutoring sessions (10 week classes with groups of 1-6 students). These students were collectively offered 310 hours of class time from 18 tutors.
- 99 students participated in our Open Hours drop-in classes with the help of 39 tutors, collectively receiving more than 300 hours of tutoring.
- Approximately 1000 students, tutors and family members participated in our Community Engagement activities, including community events, civic engagement activities, volunteering and other enriching activities.
In total, we served 397 unduplicated students with the help of 309 volunteer tutors.
Our outcome measures were as follows for students completing a year+:
- 86% of students improved their skills and test scores (speaking, listening, reading etc.)
- 95%of students improved their attitudes (self-confidence, sense for potential, etc.)
- 66% of students increased their action (being able to do things that were difficult due to language barriers, such as taking a leadership role at work, speaking to a child’s teacher, etc.)
- 47% of students improved their life condition (getting a better job, a GED, U.S. citizenship, finding a better or safer living situation, etc.)
- 38% of students reported an increased sense of belonging in the English-speaking community
- 85% of tutors reported a substantially increased understanding of issues faced by immigrants
English In Action events help raise awareness of our work in the Aspen Valley and bring together community members from all walks of life:
- In August 2019, close to 300 community members joined us for our second summer benefit at the Hotel Jerome, featuring inspired words by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and New York Times correspondent David Sanger.
- In October 2019, over 600 diverse community members supported the Fiesta de Tamales at new venue Basalt High School, sharing in an amazing celebration of culture and community.
- In May and November 2019, our Immigrant Voices storytelling events enlightened and entertained audiences at Aspen Chapel and Thunder River Theatre Company.