Welcome Home: Building Community for the Future

Welcome Home
Building Community for the Future

Since 1994, English In Action has welcomed immigrants to their new home in the Roaring Fork Valley. We now need your support in creating a new home for English In Action.

We have launched a $3 million capital campaign to build the new Center for Communication in our existing El Jebel location. Our vibrant Center will celebrate and honor the contributions of our essential immigrant community and ensure that everyone in the Valley has a voice and a place they can call home.

To support the Welcome Home campaign, click the BECOME A DONOR button below. Complete your pledge form and email it to info@englishinaction.org or mail it to English In Action, PO Box 4856, Basalt, CO 81621. If you would like more information about the campaign or to set up a meeting, contact Executive Director Lara Beaulieu at lara@englishinaction.org or (970) 963-9200.


Be a part of building a vibrant place where students and tutors can come together to learn and make lifelong friendships.


Our current facility is a 40-year-old modular building whose roof, structure, and mechanical systems are deteriorating. While English In Action currently serves close to 400 students per year, the demand for our programs has always been substantially higher. Our new Center for Communication will allow English In Action to meet our community’s growing needs.



Key features include

 Large group training + multi-use space | Multiple small classrooms | Individual tutoring nooks | Safe play space for kids | Flexible workstations for staff | Resource collection + computer workstations | Kitchen + gathering zone | Outdoor activity + tutoring space

Our landlord, Crawford Properties, has donated a 50-year land lease, ensuring a secure location for The Center for Communication for years to come. Their pledge of support helps make each dollar of your gift go further.

Your investment in our $3 million capital campaign will provide English In Action with a much-needed new facility that demonstrates how seriously we take the work of creating community. To support the Welcome Home campaign, click the BECOME A DONOR button below. Complete your pledge form and email it to info@englishinaction.org or mail it to English In Action, PO Box 4856, Basalt, CO 81621. Thank you!

Relationships are built when we have common causes and share common spaces. English In Action’s new Center for Communication will allow hundreds more members of our community to make new friendships and acquire language skills that create a positive ripple effect throughout our Roaring Fork Valley.

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“English In Action is not just an organization focused on supporting people to learn a second language, but an organization that creates strong relationships based on respect between tutors and students. Those relationships help students, like me, develop a sense of strength and belonging. For many of us, English In Action is a second home.”

— BEATRIZ FERRUFINO, English In Action staff member and student



Welcome Home team

Campaign Cabinet

Julie Comins

David Floria

Susan Lodge

Kim Chang, Advisor

Lynn Nichols, Chair

Shelly Sheppick

E. Alexandra Yajko

Lisa Chiles, Advisor

John Fullerton, Advisor

Building Committee

David Floria

Helene Gude

Gary Harada, Chair

Robert Hubbell

Yuani Ruiz

Dyna Mei Sanchez