Since 2010, The Alliance for Language Learners Integration, Education and Success (ALLIES) has brought together adult schools and community colleges to meet the needs of adult English language learners in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. ALLIES has worked to help students achieve economic self-sufficiency by equipping them with language and other needed skills and providing crucial workforce development support.
ALLIES’ purpose is to accelerate student academic and economic success though collaboration and alignment across the two systems. We also promote partnerships with community organizations, workforce development, public agencies and employers.
Our partners have tested a range of innovations, including curriculum alignment, assessment coordination, cross-referral, digital literacy development, and the creation of new opportunities for teachers and other staff to work together.
Immigrant Integration Pathway
Stay tuned for information about our work developing an Immigrant Integration Pathway
Thanks to the S. Bay mini-grant team for developing this map of ESL providers. Santa Clara County supports this great website, http://www.immigrantinfo.org, which lists ESL classes, along with other resources.