Take a Stand / Support English In Action

On Giving Tuesday, November 29—and throughout this season of giving—please support English In Action! Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving—a perfect time to take a stand in support of our work.

At a time when our national discourse has grown disturbingly divisive, English In Action offers a powerful antidote. Every day, we bring together people of diverse cultural backgrounds for the common purpose of learning to communicate more effectively. By matching volunteer tutors with adults who want to learn English, we are helping shore up the foundations of a civil society.

Now more than ever, we need your contribution to ensure more people have access to our programs. When we sit in each other’s kitchens, eat each other’s food, share each other’s hopes and dreams, we cannot demonize one another. The Roaring Fork Valley and communities throughout the country need programs like English In Action.

Make a donation to kick off this season of giving. Help English In Action restore compassionate discourse and create a more united community.

Annual Fund Drive | Invest In Our Community

Dear friends,
For more than 20 years, English In Action has created a web of thousands of friendships throughout the Roaring Fork Valley by matching volunteer tutors with immigrants who want to learn English. Please invest in our community by making a donation on Colorado Gives Day—December 8, 2015! For every online donation we receive on that day, we will receive additional funds.

givesdayHow Colorado Gives Day Works:
ColoradoGives.org is a year-round website featuring more than 1,650 nonprofits. Thanks to Community First Foundation and First Bank, Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million Incentive Fund. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on December 8th receives a portion of the Incentive Fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.
Visit our profile on ColoradoGives.org. Donations can be scheduled ahead of time.

DONATE NOW through ColoradoGives.org »

As English In Action embarks on our next 20 years, our urgent mission is to serve 100 more adult students on our waiting list annually by 2018. To do this we are launching a volunteer recruitment drive to grow our individual tutoring program and are creating a small group tutoring program. Last year we served 240 people, and this year we’d like to increase that number to 290. Support is needed to train, support and prepare tutors and students; buy books; and offer locations for participants to learn English.
At English In Action we believe that our community is stronger when we are more connected. Your donation will help to unlock the hidden potential of our community. Learn more about our STUDENTS + TUTORS + DONORS and their INVESTMENT IN OUR COMMUNITY. Also learn about A STUDENT ON OUR WAITING LIST of nearly 125 people who would like a tutor.

Finally, I invite you to watch this short VIDEO sharing how English In Action has changed their lives.

Sincerely,
Lara Beaulieu
Executive Director


Screen Shot 2015-12-04 at 12.36.22 PM

20th Anniversary Challenge Grant: You + Me = We

WE are a more connected community because of English In Action. As we embark on our next 20 years, we have countless more relationships to build. This spring a long-time volunteer offered us a $20,000 grant if we could raise an additional $20,000 from our supporters. We reached and exceeded our goal on July 30th. We raised $28,526 from 130 individuals and organizations. A supporter agreed to match an additional $5,000, bringing our total raised to $53,526!

English In Action gives our deepest gratitute to the individuals and organizations that supported our Twentith Anniversary Challenge Grant!

Anonymous (x3)
Coralie, Ramona, Heidi & Erik
Ahrenskeaff
Kelly Alford
Alpenglow Foundation
Alpine Bank
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Auld
Lenny & Lara Beaulieu
Michael Benge & Alison Osius
Linda & Ken Bielinski
Stuart & Lotta Brafman
Debbie & Marc Bruell
Burn Fitness
Jeffie Butler & Kevin Sheehan
Kay & John Callison
Robert Carpenter
Beth Cashdan
Lisa Chiles
Stephen & Lisa Cohen
Julie Comins-Pickrell
Harriman Construction
Community Banks of Colorado
Ashley Connolly
David Corbin
Aubrey & Jeff Cornelius
The Crum Family
Patrick Curry
Dana Dalla Betta
Alice Davis
Dario Del Piccolo & Suzanne
Wheeler Del Piccolo
Jesse Diaz
Tony DiLucia
Caroline Duell
Elyse Elliott
Stanley C. Erck
Kendall & Judith Evans
Chris & Sally Faison
Carolyn Fields
Julie & Jon Fox-Rubin
Jeffrey Goldstein & Kristina Fraser
Heather & Franz Froelicher
Sara Garton
Lynda Goldstein
Barry & Amy Gordon
Darryl & Sandy Grosjean
Elaine Grossman
William & Joyce Gruenberg
Helene Marie Gude
Tara & Mitch Haas
Alexandra Halperin
Mathew & Jennifer Hamilton
Lori & Gary Harada
Bunny & John Harrison
Jody & Andy Hecht
Juliane Heyman
Lucy Hibberd
Cynthia Houben
Diane & William Hunkler
Rita Hunter
David Hyman & Barbara Reid
Heath & Tricia Johnson
Sandy & Peter Johnson
Nance & Ramón José López
Julie Kennedy
Maureen Kinney
Kerry Kleisner
Joel & Candi Kolen
Deborah & Gary Kreutzer
Lu Krueger-Andersen
Sue Lavin & Jack Real
Diana Lane
Denison Levy
Lynda MacCarthy
Doug & Marge MacDonald
Laura Maine / Tempranillo
Mikki Mallory
Miriam Martinez
Erin & Scott Mattice
Bernard & Cathy Moffroid
Susanne & Ric Morrison
Nancy & Joseph Nevins
Jennifer O’Keeffe
Blanca O’Leary
Lynn Nichols & Jim Gilchrist
Virginia Parker
Marj Perry
Hensley & James Peterson
Polly Pollard
Crawford Properties
Julie Puchkoff
Rainy Day Designs
Ken & Emily Ransford
Deb Rice
Jane Rich
Rachel Richards
Lana & Richard Rizika
Anne Rickenbaugh
Joanna Rodden
Steve Rosen
Mary Ryerson
Jay & Linda Sandrich
Aranzazu Santana Salvatierra
Ellen Sassano
Auden Schendler & Ellen Freedman
Tamara Schischa & Jamie Rooney
Marty Schlein & Susy Ellison
Rachel Schmidt
Janet Schoeberlein
Ryan Shea & Stacey Stone
Shelly Sheppick & Stu Urfrig
Beth & Sloan Shoemaker
Jennifer & David Smith
Lorraine & Pat Spector
Eden Steele & Bart Johnson
Shelley Supplee & Hawk Greenway
Pam Taylor
Doug Teegarden
Beth & Pierre Wille
Carla & Peter Witt
Gary Tennenbaum & Suzanne Wolff
Amy & Doug Throm
Bill & Anne Tobey
Cheryl Velasquez
Adelaide Waters
Julie & Andre Wille
Steven Wolff & Lynn Feigenbaum
Jan Wyandt & Ron Rouse
* Please forgive any omissions or errors.

Continue reading

20th Anniversary Celebration

A big thanks to everyone that came out to support English in Action! The theme of the night was YOU + ME = WE.

We celebrated our anniversary by honoring the people who have made the last 20 years a success with great food, great company and a “Best Margarita” contest.

OUR SPECIAL STARS OF THE EVENING:
Julie Fox-Rubin
Founder of English In Action

Polly Pollard
Longest Serving Tutor & Friend

Michael McLain & Simon Perez
Longest Tutoring Pair

Adriana Cabrera Torres
Extraordinary Student & Volunteer

Michele Cardamone
Exceptional Community Member

See The Photos From our 20th Anniversary Celebration on Facebook »

[photos by Bart Johnson]