Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Help low-income families get ahead by improving their English!
Learning basic English is essential to the success of our residents; without this skill many will find it hard to get a job, pay their bill or even decipher the bus schedule. Foundation Communities’ ESL classes are available for free to anyone in the community ages 18+. You do not need to be bilingual to help! Classes are taught entirely in English to accommodate learners from a variety of language backgrounds.
Classes are held Monday through Thursday each week from 9-11 am and 6:30-8:30 pm at our Sierra Vista learning center (South Austin) and Trails at Vintage Creek Learning Center (Northeast Austin), and from 6:30-8:30 pm at our Lakeline Station Learning Center (Northwest Austin). **Volunteers are particularly needed for our morning classes at Vintage Creek in Northeast Austin.**
Time Commitment: We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of one class per week (about 2 hours) per semester (summer, fall and/or spring).
ESL Class Locations: Here’s an interactive map of our two ESL class locations - http://foundcom.org/education/esl/
Fall orientations are currently full. We will be posting Spring volunteer orientation dates in November. Connect with us now to be added to the list and be the first to know about next semester's opportunities with our ESL program.