Educational Institutions

WASHINGTON ENGLISH CENTER

  • Washington, DC
  • www.washingtonenglish.org

Mission Statement

Since 1993, Washington English Center (formerly Language, Education, and Technology Center – Language ETC), has offered English, citizenship preparation and computer literacy training to low-income immigrants in the greater Washington area using volunteer teachers and tutors.

Our mission is to provide excellent and affordable English classes and other workforce programs to adult immigrants using volunteer teachers.

Main Programs

  1. English as a Second Language (ESL)
  2. Computer Literacy Classes
  3. Citizenship Classes
Service Areas

Self-reported

District of Columbia

Washington, DC metropolitan area

ruling year

1999

Executive Director since 2016

Self-reported

Ms. Gabriela Mossi

Keywords

Self-reported

ESL, Literacy, Immigrants, Education

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EIN

52-2106206

Physical Address

2200 California St NW

Washington, DC 20008 3902

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The following email from a student , and the teachers' response, are a great example of the impact we have and how WEC fulfills its goals:

Firs of all thanks for Washington English Center staff and for all my teachers. I have started taking ESL and computer classes for two years. During those times I have learned a lot. When I started them, I didn't know too many things specially computer. Now I know what I have to know for my daily life, e.g. to email my friends, my boss and who ever wants my email. Before I started two years ago, I didn't have any idea about computer. Now, I have learned about email, power point, excel, google drive ( cloud ) copy and paste, cut and paste and find any kinds of information from internet. Also improving my Grammar skill by surfing internet.
A week ago I had presentation about my country ( Ethiopia ) so I used power point and presented to my classmates. I see big difference on my communication. When I talk to with people, I have confidence. My listening part improved too. Even my spelling and pronunciation are much better. My writing skill is I am working on it. This is my own writing. I didn't ask any body to correct my grammar and my spellings. Usually I asked help to correct my grammar and spellings.
I started from level " 3A " . I am in advanced summit now. I thank you again for all of you for your hard work.
Sincerely
Etenesh

Ahh!!!! That's so nice to see. I work all day building an educational networking service not knowing for sure if it will ever help people...but then I go to volunteering and see one hour of my time make a verifiable impact. WEC truly empowers volunteers to make a real-world difference.
Best,
Matt

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

English as a Second Language (ESL)

English (ESL) classes for beginners - advanced students. Six-level, 11 course sequence.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

Program 2

Computer Literacy Classes

Basic and intermediate computer skills classes taught in Spanish.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Hispanics

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 3

Citizenship Classes

Preparation for U.S. citizenship test

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Hispanics

Budget

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Washington English Center aims to provide adult-immigrants withe English classes and other work force related programs so that they may build a better live for themselves and their families.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Not available.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

District of Columbia

Washington, DC metropolitan area

Funding Needs

General operations ESL Program Computer Program Textbooks and education materials

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Financials

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WASHINGTON ENGLISH CENTER
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

WASHINGTON ENGLISH CENTER

Leadership

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Executive Director

Ms. Gabriela Mossi

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Stephanie Lawson

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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