Welcome English AmeriCorps
Learning is not a spectator sport. – D. Blocher
The Welcome English AmeriCorps program
Meaningful Work. Unforgettable Experiences.
As Iowans, we are used to saying "welcome." By providing quality English classes to non-native English speakers, we extend that warm reception to our newest neighbors as they build a new life in our state.
If you are a nonprofit or public organization that teaches English to immigrants and refugees, we want to help you in your mission! Find out more!
Welcome English AmeriCorps Host Site Manual (in-depth program information)
Improve your ELL curriculum
Welcome English AmeriCorps helps volunteers create some remarkable lessons. At the same time, it eases the burdens of prep time. Volunteers will be thrilled and learners will succeed no matter their level!
For your highest students, Welcome English AmeriCorps offers virtual classes at convenient times. It allows you to focus exclusively on teaching conversation.
Boost volunteer confidence
Volunteers can take a range of trainings in adult ELL instruction that are important to developing skills in the classroom. Virtual and in-person options fit all schedules and safety concerns. Through networking and mentoring, volunteers can become a part of a larger community sharing best practices.
Dedicated support for your ELL program
We know that teaching English is only half of the work you do. Get help with program administration including outreach, registration and enrollment of new students, all facets of volunteer management, plus so much more. You'll be able to more fully concentrate on your mission of helping neighbors learn English.
National Service "Gets Things Done!"
Contact Welcome English AmeriCorps
The Iowa International Center
3839 Merle Hay Road Suite 259
Des Moines, IA 50310
Phone: (515) 282-8269