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.



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 

Ameritas Charitable Foundation

The Crimsonbridge Foundation

The John and Cora Davis Foundation

Barbara Notz Hines Foundation

Philip Graham Fund

El Tamarindo 


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