Esperanza Center Educational Services for Youth

ATTENTION: The Esperanza Center on S. Broadway is temporarily closed due to a fire in a nearby building. We are providing services at St. Patrick’s Assisi House at 1728 Bank St. Please call 667-600-2900 for additional information.

ATENCIÓN: El Centro Esperanza en S. Broadway está temporalmente cerrado debido a un incendio en un edificio cercano. Estamos brindando servicios en St. Patrick’s Assisi House en 1728 Bank St. Llame al 667-600-2900 para obtener información adicional.

Esperanza Center is currently offering after-school ESOL programs for students in grades 6-12. Students MUST be enrolled in school to participate. Youth over the age of 16 and NOT enrolled in school may participate in the adult ESOL classes.

  • Spring semester runs 1/8/2018 – 5/23/2018
  • Fall semester runs 9/25/2017 – 12/13/2017

Our program calendar is available here.

After School
At Esperanza Center
Monday/Wednesday 4:00-6:00 PM
Fall: September 25-December 13, 2017
Spring: January 8-May 23, 2018

After School
At Commodore John Rodgers
Tuesdays 3-5:15 PM
Fall: October 3-December 12, 2017
Dinner included!


Summer Camp
At Esperanza Center
Monday-Friday 9:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Dates to be announced

Registration takes place every Thursday during our semesters, from 4:00-6:30 PM. Students MUST COME ACCOMPANIED by a parent or legal guardian to sign paperwork. If bringing a parent or guardian will be impossible, please call the Youth ESOL Coordinator, Brianna Melgar, at 667-600-2913.

Interested in volunteering or interning (summer) with the Youth ESOL Program?

To volunteer as a Classroom Assistant with the youth program, you will need to:

  1. Be over the age of 18 and fluent in English. Proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, French, Mandarin or other language is desirable, but not necessary.
  2. Be able to commit to at least one day of programming per week for the entire semester.
  3. Read the volunteer Classroom Assistant position description, found here.
  4. Contact Youth ESOL Coordinator, Brianna Melgar at bmelgar@cc-md.org, to inquire about openings.
  5. Set up a volunteer profile, found here, and sign up for a Volunteer Information Session.
  6. Complete background check when prompted by the Volunteer Coordinator.

To intern with ESOL classes or our Summer ESOL Camp, you will need to:

  1. Be over the age of 18 and fluent in English. Proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, French, Mandarin or other language is desirable, but not necessary.
  2. For a summer internship: be able to commit to all five days of summer camp (M-F, 9:30 am-12:30 pm) for five weeks.
  3. For other types of internships, see the requirements in the description below.
  4. Read the intern position description for the internship you prefer. For the summer, read here. For other times, read here.
  5. Contact with the Youth ESOL Coordinator, Brianna Melgar at bmelgar@cc-md.org, to inquire about availability.
  6. Send a resume and brief description of interest to Youth ESOL Coordinator with no less than two months of advance notice.
  7. Set up a volunteer profile, found here, and sign up for a Volunteer Information Session.
  8. Complete background check when prompted by the Volunteer Coordinator.

Diana Siemer
Educational Services Manager
dsiemer@cc-md.org
667-600-2908

Brianna Melgar
Youth ESOL Coordinator
bmelgar@cc-md.org
667-600-2913

Courtney Lowman
Youth ESOL Program AmeriCorps Vista
Clowman@cc-md.org
667-600-2907

Homeretta Ayala
Youth ESOL Outreach Specialist
hayala@cc-md.org
667-600-2914

Contact Educational Services:
667-600-2943
Infoeducationalservices@cc-md.org

  • Resources for Volunteer-Teachers
  • Please view these flyers for information about our classes and how to register. (English / Spanish)
  • Learn about our ESL Program for middle and high schoolers! (English / Spanish)

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