First Literacy Grant Funded Project
Established in 2003, the ESOL Program increases self-sufficiency of ATASK clients, all Asian women who are survivors of domestic violence. The program serves at least 30 women each year, 30% of whom are residents of ATASK’s shelter and another 30% of whom are former residents. At present, 3-4 volunteers from Suffolk University plan and teach courses to small groups of learners each semester, the proposed project will maximize the impact of these volunteers on English acquisition by ESOL Program learners. FY 2017 learners will benefit through: (1) more engaging, more effective volunteer-led instruction; (b) more timely intervention by the ESOL Teacher when volunteers are struggling and/or learners are dissatisfied; and, (c) fewer weeks over the program year without volunteer-led instruction.
College Student Volunteer Recruitment Flyer (.pdf)
College Student Volunteer Applicant Interview Questions (.pdf)