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English Learning Center

PM Program Assistant

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Placement Type: Direct Service

Concern Area: Education

The English Learning Center (ELC), which began as a program of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in 1981, now is one of two programs under Our Saviour’s Outreach Ministries (the other program is Our Saviour’s Housing), and over the years has grown to serve 450 adults from 27 countries. The mission of the ELC is to educationally empower immigrant and refugee families toward self-determination through ESL, math, computer and citizenship preparation classes. The volunteer helps attract, orient and place new students as well as provide systematic and timely supports along the path of their educational experience. The volunteer also plays a key role in spear-heading special projects, such as a math curriculum "make-over." The volunteer must posess good communication, organizational and analytical skills. S/he must also be personable, professional, open to learning, and thrive in a diverse work environment. www.englishlc.org