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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Community Coalitions, Education, Educational Services

Mission: Sacramento ESL Program (SESL), in collaboration with the community of the Greater Sacramento area, shall provide adult speakers of other languages the resources, technology, opportunities, and tools in an encouraging, positive learning environment where they will have the opportunity to: •Acquire necessary basic skills in reading, speaking, and writing English •Be empowered to participate more fully in the daily tasks of family, school, workplace, continuing education, lifelong learning, and community •Provide computer classes to learn and improve skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, and email as basic skills and add other competencies that will help them hone specific skills; teach them how to use the computer to help them become job ready and employable. •Place a distance learning program at the disposal of our students.

Results: We have been giving ESL classes for several years now and as people hear about us, our classes have grown. Besides providing classes year-round, we have a large attendance over the summer with students from around the world who come to study English for the summer. Our students come from China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Korea, Ethiopia, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, France, Czechoslovakia, Spain, Russia, Ukraine, Egypt, Afghanistan, etc. Their test scores improve from 1 to 10 points in just eight weeks, depending on how hard they study in their spare time and how well they take advantage of class time. Some of our students go on to study at the college level. Year-round classes go from September to June and summer school goes eight weeks from June to August.

Target demographics: Non-English speaking adults, 18 years of age and up

Direct beneficiaries per year: 150 students, 85 studentsin the summer

Geographic areas served: The Greater Sacramento Area

Programs: Evening classes in English as a Second Language (ESL)

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Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Former staff

Rating: 5

I had the good fortune of teaching summer school for SESL. The community is lucky to have such a dedicated group of people who are willing to fill the void that budget cuts have left in the local school district. The students are adults who are determined to master the English Language and move on to become proud, productive American Citizens. I hope that the Sacramento Community will recognize this excellent nonprofit school and support it in any way possible to ensure it's continued success in the future.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sacramento ESL is a wonderful and well-structured program; it is a valuable resource to the community. The staff is great, dedicated and committed to help those in need. We are happy to see such a great organization serving our Non-English/limited English speaking population.
Thank you Sacramento ESL Program for all that you do!


Rating: 5

I am so happy for Sacramento ESL Program and how well their program is being received. by our community wanting to learn English. They are growing each week. It's so wonderful to see the happy faces of those learning to speak English. It is truly a labor a love on the part of the teachers. We are so happy to have them as a part of the Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative. If you need some help learning English or know someone who needs help, please have them come to talk to the instructors to see where you would fit best. Judy Smith, Founder/CEO Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative.



Rating: 5

This is a great program in our community! The teachers and staff are dedicated to bringing affordable and attainable ESL classes to Sacramento.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a friend and colleague of the Director of this nonprofit. The students areher


Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to be a member of this board. The teachers are outstanding and dedicated. ESL is very much needed in this community. Please support if you can.