Twice a year, ALLIES convenes ESL practitioners from across Santa Clara and San Mateo counties to network, learn from each other, exchange best practices, and discuss the policy environment. We call this the ESL Provider Network.
Since its beginning, a central activity of ALLIES has been to convene the ESL Provider Network (EPN) of practitioners from adult schools, community colleges and community based organizations. The EPN, which includes over 75 faculty and administrators representing the 10 colleges and 15 adult schools in the region, as well a growing number of community based organizations, has met twice per year since 2011. Its mission is to allow educators to make connections and learn from each other, hear about best practices and policy developments, and stay connected with ALLIES.
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