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

Elizabeth Madjlesi, Deputy Director emadjlesi@washingtonenglish.org

Lois Hammond, Program Coordinator  weekend@washingtonenglish.org

Laura Lee Randolph, Program Coordinator  lrandolph@washingtonenglish.org

Claudia Belloso, Weekend Office Manager   cbelloso@washingtonenglish.org

Clodoaldo Lopez, Weekday Office Manager   clopez@washingtonenglish.org

Yadilka Marquez, Director of Employment Services jobs@washingtonenglish.org 

Antonio Ricci, IT Coordinator   aricci@washingtonenglish.org




Kira Álvarez

Robin Hanerfeld

Sarah Hoagland, Co- Treasurer

Joan Kerrigan

Stephanie G. Lawson, Chair

Diane Mooney

Margot Peet

Erin Haskell Ross

Robert Sledge

Elizabeth Tisdale, Vice Chair

Elizabeth Werner, Acting Co-Treasurer

Louise Wides



Rachel Buczynski

Davon Collins

Jessie Ebersole

Alana Garellek

Chris Hart, Chair

Amy Lillis, Secretary

Allison Kirsch

Alex Lescroart

Anna Lukacs

Jason McMahon

Emily Naber

Katherine Rogers, Vice Chair

Chely Sandoval

Patrick Urda

Will Warren




Susanne K. Bennet

Ellen Bennett

Amy F. Berger

Jennifer Browning

Frances F. Butler

Karren DeSeve

Francis P. Dicello

Mary Janice Dicello

Charles Dittrich

Susan K. Hattan

Bonnie Loeb

Johanna Mendelson Forman

Robert Kanchuger

Joseph Khoury

Edward R.M. Kane

Alexia Kelley

Gerald Langan

Tamera Luzzatto

Carlos Martin

Thea Mason

Sylvia Miller

Fabian Rosado

Jocelyn Samuels

Karen  Yudelson Sandler

Natalie Wexler



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

Mary Spanarkel  Center for Applied Linguistics

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).


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