Learn about poverty, Rockwood, and our work at an upcoming virtual Lunch and Learn
RELI offers high quality, free English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to adults who have immigrated or have refugee status.
More than 90 languages are spoken at home in just a two square mile area in Rockwood. In our neighborhood, many people do not have the English language skills that they need to succeed. About 25% of our adults do not have high school diplomas. Almost all of our immigrant and refugee neighbors need some help. Some are not literate in their own language.
About 75% of our students move on to the next level. Many enroll in the adult ESL classes at Mt. Hood Community College and experience their first formal classroom in their lives!