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Open Door ESL & HSE

ESL Academic Prep classes will build students’ confidence and language skills in order to prepare them for general college and to further their home and work place English language success.

Student Testimonials

  • Guests at our 2020 December Celebration were asked to share why they are thankful for Open Door. Here are some responses:
  • “Open Door has allowed me to continue my education and meet new friends.”
  • “Our community needs it.”
  • “Gives us opportunity to learn a new language.”
  • “It brings community together.”
  • “Open door helps people.”
  • “I love being with wonderful committed students.”
  • “They show so much love.”
  • “It gives my mother purpose.”
  • “They help students find jobs.”
  • “They care about students’ total wellness.”
  • “I was able to get my high school diploma.”
  • “My mother is learning English now.”
  • “They have given me so many opportunities.”
  • “It has given my mom opportunities.”
  • “Open Door has allowed me to give back to the community.”
  • “Thank you for this opportunity.”
  • “Has opened a lot of doors of opportunity for me.”
  • “Open Door works very hard to help us.”
  • “The English learning is incredible. Thank you.”
  • “I am thankful for all the teachers.”
  • “I am learning and this program works hard to help us.”
  • “They help people have better quality life.”
  • “They welcome everyone.”
  • “I have met many new friends from many different cultures.”
  • “They help the whole community be better.”
  • “It is a place where peole can grow in more than one way…plenty of learning experiences.”
  • “It is changing people’s lifes.”
  • “It has helped my mother in growing in education.”
  • “I have become a better person.”
  • “They helped me to achieve my goal.”
  • “It gave my mom knowledge and got her to speak English and used more vocabulary.”
  • More comments:
  • Now, I can connect with other groups, not just Latinos.  I have more self-esteem and confidence that I can achieve my goals.
    – Aurora

    Ways to Give

    Open Door ESL program is a year-round program and has increased in enrollment with every new session.  Our supplies quickly run dry.  Open Door is always in need of some student materials.  Cash donations are also accepted.  All cash donations go towards tuition assistance and scholarships.