by the numbers

This past year (2017-18) was a busy one for English in Action.

At a glance:

  • 368 students participated in our programs.
  • 248 volunteer tutors donated more than 5,500 hours of their time.

As a result:

  • More than 90% of our students showed measurable improvements in their oral, reading and/or writing skills after one year in the program
  • More than 90% of students report improved self-confidence
  • Nearly 75% report increased participation in activities that were previously difficult, including speaking to customers, shopping in stores, attending parent-teacher conferences and taking community college classes
  • Many of our students get better jobs, attain citizenship or earn a GED
  • 60% of our students report a greater sense of community belonging
  • 80% of tutors reported a substantially increased understanding of issues faced by immigrants


English In Action held two major events, bringing together community members from all walks of life:

  • In August 2018, 300 community members joined us for our summer benefit at the Hotel Jerome, featuring inspired words by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
  • In October 2018, 500 diverse community members supported the Fiesta de Tamales at Eagle Crest Nursery in El Jebel, sharing in an amazing celebration of culture and community.
  • In November 2018, our second annual Immigrant Voices event attracted another sold-out audience who enjoyed live tales of harrowing and humorous immigrant experiences.