Former ELL Reno Tutor and U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Chinese 2018 recipient Daniel Lang reflects on his subsequent fall semester, during which he taught English as a second language to locals in need. His service-learning project influenced his decision to accept the invitation to become a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia, after graduation.
Thank you again, Florence, for keeping the Peace Corps family healthy and strong. What an honorable group to serve.
Nevada’s Governor’s Points of Light Awards ceremony was inaugurated in October of 2001. Since that time, these awards have celebrated the extraordinary volunteer efforts of Nevadans across the state, highlighting regional impacts along with the private and public partnership across the nonprofit and corporate sector.
I was tutoring Rana today and she wondered if you heard about her success? Two years ago I started tutoring Rana. She is a Syrian refugee and her first language is Arabic. Rana’s English was very limited. However Rana is an incredible student and works so hard!
Our 15th Year Award Ceremony in the Goveror’s Mansion on August 24, 2019 was a huge success. The Mansion’s capacity is 160 and we had 158 in attendance plus the entertainers. A big thanks to the volunteers who helped set up the room.
This year, the Manhattan Institute will award up to four $25,000 prizes to outstanding nonprofit leaders tackling the most serious public problems of our day.
The Manhattan Institute is a think tank whose mission is to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility.
Florence Phillips and the ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada has been chosen as one of the four winners for this year’s Civil Society Award. Florence will be in attendance accepting on behalf of the ESL Program, it’s volunteers and students.
The Award ceremony will take place in New York City, October 16, 2019.