Our 20th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraising Campaign: Ensuring a Successful Future

In this 20th Anniversary Year of the program, we are looking toward the future and working to ensure continued services for another 20 years and beyond.  In partnership with the Delaware Community Foundation, we will establish a fund that we will build on each year, beginning with $50,000 to be raised during the 20th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign. 

We are excited to announce that Rita Stevens, Co-Founder and Vice President of Operations at Vantage Point Retirement Living has agreed to be our 20th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign Chair and has generously kicked off the campaign with a $10,000 donation on behalf of Vantage Point Retirement Living and the three Delaware communities: Meadowcrest of Middletown, and The Lodges of Coastal Delaware in Rehoboth Beach and Lewes.  Additionally, prior to the official beginning of the Campaign, Community ESL Advisory Board members pledged $7,000, and The Lutheran Church of Our Savior has gifted $5,000 to the Campaign.  Please contact Kate Cauley at katherine.luisa@gmail.com (937-469-1695) for additional opportunities to support our campaign. 



To All of Our Amazing Donors!

Superintendent’s Club ($5,000) 

  • The Lutheran Church of Our Savior

Principal’s Club ($2,500) 

  • Rita Stevens, Co-Founder & Vice President of Operations at Vantage Point Retirement Living
  • Meadowcrest of Middletown, DE, a Vantage Point Retirement Living Community
  • Truitt Lodge in Rehoboth Beach, DE, a Vantage Point Retirement Living Community
  • The Lodge at Lewes Historic Lewes, a Vantage Point Retirement Living Community

Assistant Principal’s Club ($1,000)

  • Jean Chlastawa
  • ¬†Katherine Cauley
  • Jackson & Ellen Coppley
  • Edward H. & Dorothy K. Dickol Fund

Dean’s Club ($500) 

Teacher’s Club ($250) 

Student’s Club ($50)

Your generous donations to our 20th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign goal will help enrich the lives of our students and benefit the entire community.




Our Program at a Glance

Number of Volunteers

  • 40-50

Number of Students       

  • 150¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Profile of Students                      

  • age range 18-72¬†
  • 50% women, 50% men
  • more than 30 home countries
  • 66% Latinx, 17% Eastern European, 10% Asian¬†
  • 40% are college students
  • 44% are returning students

Location of Classes                     

  • The Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Rehoboth
  • Milford Public Library
  • Beebe Hospital Campus, Lewes¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Online in partnership with Lewes Public Library

Student Placement

  • Class level (beginner to advanced) is determined by post registration assessment; advancement determined by end of term testing.

Student Evaluation

  • Scale = 1-5¬†
  • 1 = not satisfied/not likely/not improved
  • 5 = very satisfied/very likely/very improved
  • Satisfaction with teachers 4.9
  • Likely to recommend program 4.9
  • English language skills improved 3.9¬†

Teacher Evaluation

  • 85% would recommend volunteering with program to a friend
  • 75% plan to volunteer again next year



Around the World with ESL

September 18, 2024, 4:00-7:00PM

The Lodge at Historic Lewes

1008 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE




Taste + See + Hear… the world!

Sample cuisine from the area’s most popular food trucks

Enjoy music and dance performances from talented international artists

Fun for the whole family ‚Äď magic, games, prizes Learn about local immigrant businesses

Experience the traditions of our ESL students


Thank You to our sponsors who supported this event!!