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2016-2017 Fundraising Drive in Progress

Ohood is from Afghanistan. She has attended classes at one of our sites for the last five semesters, working her way through two levels during the first four semesters and then landing a job at Five Guys. With the extra practice at her job, she jumped two more levels between her fourth and fifth semesters. We are proud of her progress!

English as a Second Language and Immigrant Ministries (ESLIM) is a consortium of churches that has provided low-cost English classes to non-native English speakers like Ohood for more than 25 years. Last semester, more than 875 adults participated in classes with the assistance of more than 275 volunteers at our 18 locations stretching from Leesburg to Washington, DC.

Our activities include:

  • recruiting, placing, and training volunteer teachers for ESLIM’s programs
  • returning phone inquiries in English and Spanish
  • advertising the classes in foreign-language media and
  • maintaining a website with resources for students, volunteers, and churches.

We invite you to join us in reaching out to immigrants who want to improve their lives. We operate on a very small budget but leverage these dollars into a program that puts together volunteers and students in ways that enrich lives. Your financial support will allow ESLIM’s member churches to keep their registration fees low (which currently range from no fee at all to just $40, with scholarships available for all who cannot pay) and to focus their spending on class-related materials and teaching supplies.

ESLIM would be pleased to receive your support at:

English as a Second Language and Immigrant Ministries

c/o United Methodist Church Bi-District Business Manager

3600 Chain Bridge Rd.

Fairfax, VA 22030

Or to make a donation via PayPal, please visit

Thank you in advance for your support of this effort to help our newest neighbors like Ohood improve their lives.