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



That all immigrants gain the education and support they need to build a better future for themselves and for their children.



Washington English Center’s mission is to provide excellent and affordable English classes and other workforce programs to adult immigrants using volunteer teachers.



To provide high-quality educational services, access to technology, and life-skill programs to all low-income adult immigrants in the Washington metropolitan area, regardless of ability to pay.




Gabriela Mossi, Executive Director   gmossi@washingtonenglish.org

Mary Spanarkel, Director of Curriculum and Instruction   mspanarkel@washingtonenglish.org

Liz Madjlesi, Director of Volunteer Programs  emadjlesi@washingtonenglish.org

Lois Hammond, Weekend Volunteer Coordinator  weekend@washingtonenglish.org

Baker Osman, Weekend Volunteer Coordinator  weekend@washingtonenglish.org

Claudia Belloso, Weekend Office Manager   cbelloso@washingtonenglish.org

Clodoaldo Lopez, Weekday Office Manager   clopez@washingtonenglish.org

Yadilka Marquez, Employment Services Coordinator, jobs@washingtonenglish.org 

Antonio Ricci, IT Coordinator   aricci@washingtonenglish.org



Charles Dittrich

Robin Hanerfeld

Susan Hattan, Secretary

Sarah Hoagland, Treasurer

Jeffrey Kelley

Joan Kerrigan

Stephanie G. Lawson, Chair

Bonnie Loeb

Diane Mooney

Erin Ross

Jocelyn Samuels

Elizabeth Tisdale, Vice Chair

Elizabeth Werner

Louise Wides


Alyssa Campagnoni

Davon Collins

Jessie Ebersole

Alana Garellek
Kelly Griffin

Chris Hart

Laura Iglesias

Amy Lillis

Allison Kirsch

Alex Lescroart, Secretary

Anna Lukacs

Jason McMahon, Chair 

Emily Naber

Katherine Rogers, Vice Chair

Patrick Urda

Will Warren



Susanne K. Bennet

Ellen Bennett

Amy F. Berger

Frances Butler

Jennifer Browning

Karen DeSeve

Francis Dicello

Mary Janice Dicello

Robert Kanchuger, Esq.

Edward R.M. Kane

Alexia Kelley

Gerald Langan, Esq.

Carlos Martin

Fabian Rosado

Karen Sandler

Sylvia Miller


Brock Brady – Chair, Education Programming and Training Specialist for the Peace Corps

Emily Becketti, REEP (Arlington Education and Employment Program)

MaryAnn Florez – Coordinator at Fairfax County Schools Adult ESOL

Claire Kevill, workplace-based trainer

Sean Kinnard, Arlington Career Center

Nina Liakos  ESL Teacher at the International Language Institute at the University of Maryland (Retired)

Sherry L. Steeley – Special Programs Instructor, Center for Language Education and Development, Georgetown University

Polina Vinogradova, TESOL Program Director at American University

Heather Tatton-Harris, Curriculum and Training Coordinator, Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School

Emily Naber – Bilingual Teacher, DC Public Schools



Our Lady Queen of the Americas

Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)


The Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation

The Jovid Foundation

Clark Charitable Foundation 

The Acacia Foundation

The Crimsonbridge Foundation

The John and Cora Davis Foundation

Barbara Notz Hines Foundation

Philip Graham Fund

El Tamarindo 


If you would like to make an individual donation, you can use the DONATE button on the main menu at the top of each page of our website, mail it to us directly, or contact our office (202-387-2222).


Annual Reports

FY 16  Annual Report

FY 14  Annual Report

FY 12  Annual Report