Emily Griffith Technical College

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The Colorado Refugee English as a Second Language Program (CRESL) serves adult refugees who have recently resettled in Colorado, primarily in the Denver metro area. We provide English and literacy instruction, as well as job-readiness education and acculturation lessons. Classroom volunteers assist our teachers and students at Emily Griffith Technical College and add immeasurable value to the students’ school experience. The students benefit significantly from the individualized attention they receive from volunteer tutors and conversation partners.

Many adult refugees are homebound and unable to access English classes in a school setting. These refugee students are served by volunteer tutors who bring the English instruction into the students’ homes for a few hours each week.

Our volunteers support our program not only by helping out in classrooms and as in-home tutors, but also by sharing their time and cultural insights to help students navigate through a new life.