Amarillo boasts a large number of ESL programs that serve the refugee population. In fact, we have at least 17 different organizations offering English classes—and many of these offer multiple classes every week.
It is clear that everyone would benefit from some organization and coordination of efforts. For example, some of the programs tend to advertise with the same populations, rather than diversifying their attention. We aim to address these problems through networking and dialogue.
One initial goal is the development of an Amarillo ESL Program Database.