The MetroWest ESL Fund was established in 1999. Over the
past years, we have been successful in raising over $750,000
to fund six classes at Framingham Adult ESL Plus. By giving
students the opportunity to learn the English language, the
local community reaps numerous benefits. Students become
more productive employees and demonstrate increased
community involvement. Still, hundreds of students stand in
registration lines, only to be turned away.
Since 1984, Framingham Adult English as a Second Language
Plus (ESL) has helped hundreds of local immigrants reach
their goal of learning to speak the English language. In
addition to the free English classes that ESL offers
mornings and evenings, they also hold citizenship and High
School equivalency preparation classes. Framingham Adult
ESL Plus currently has over six hundred students enrolled,
but they also have a waiting list of over 500 students.