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Celebrating Volunteerism: Engage, Educate and Empower!

You're Invited!

Celebrating Volunteerism:
Engage, Educate and Empower!

Thursday, June 23
This is a hybrid event. Please find details below

In-Person Reception: 

4:30 - 5:00 pm EST

Virtual Program:

5:00 - 6:00 pm EST

Register Here for the Virtual Event

In-Person Event details:

ESU House
144 East 39th Street
New York, NY

To register, please contact
Matt Hudson

Support the ESU Immigrant Programs!

Volunteers enrich our programs and help advance the ESU mission. Join us for an evening celebrating volunteerism. Hear from volunteers working with the ESU immigrant programs. Learn about innovative ways in which they support and empower newcomers to the U.S. Listen to our immigrant students speak about how volunteers have touched their lives. Get inspired and bring the spirit of volunteerism back to your Branch!

One of the ESU's most impactful programs, English in Action, has been welcoming newcomers to the U.S. since 1976. It pairs volunteer native English speakers with English language learners for weekly one-to-one conversation sessions. Our volunteers help students build confidence and gain fluency in the English language. Pairs engage in cross-cultural exchange and build global awareness.

English in Action, at the heart of our immigrant programs, truly epitomizes the English-Speaking Union's purpose of fostering understanding and bonds between cultures and people through the power of the English language. The program rests on the shoulders of its dedicated volunteer tutors.

This event will recognize their outstanding contributions. It will celebrate the innovation, leadership and longevity of our volunteers. The program will feature English in Action tutors, volunteers from our partner organizations, students and branch members participating in the immigrant programs. 

Come to our celebration and learn the delightful story behind these playful portraits of ESU volunteersWe hope you will join us for this inspiring and uplifting event.