Pillar of Impact: Housing
In mid-July of 2021, Legacy Impact began its first English classes in low-income communities! Our first class started with 20 students, but soon grew to 50 students with the start of our evening English class. We decided to do things a little differently and we continue to value what makes our ESL class experience unique.
Classes in the Neighborhood
For many of our students, driving or paying for a car service is not an option. We bring the classroom to them!
Lead Teachers are Native Speakers
Classes focus on speaking in English, but only a native speaker can help with terms, ideas, or cultural reality in their own language. This leads to better understanding of concepts.
We value supporting one another and building relationships. Friends in class help you stay on the path and a journey is always better when we do it together.
From English classes to baby showers for students who are expecting moms, we are committed to every part of this journey, and so are our students! Sometimes, the journey looks like staying after class to help a student write their rent check. Other times, it looks like sitting with the student besides you and taking the moment to encourage them as a student, mother, spouse, son, daughter, or a person with immeasurable value!
We believe in creating community, not just a classroom!
Congratulations to our students who graduated from semester one and thank you to the donors who made this a reality
All of the first semester graduates are taking semester two!
Partners of Impact
"At first I was afraid to speak English, but you all have helped me to learn so many words. Now I understand them clearly and I am able to pronounce them correctly. I am so grateful for these classes. I hope that they continue."
"I am very happy to be participating in this English class. I am learning new words, losing my fears, and practicing English much more! This has been so helpful for me to come here and take these classes. Thank you!"
"I feel like these classes and the teachers are excellent. I studied at other schools where the teachers only spoke English and I didn't understand anything. But here, whenever I don't understand something you explain it so well. Now I feel good because I have learned a lot. The teaching that you all do is amazing. I hope you can invite more people to come!"
"I am a student in the English class and it's a joy for me to be able to participate. It's very advantageous for me as we learn lots of vocabulary, pronunciation, and it's helping me get rid of fears."