Ways to Support: Fall 2023


There are many ways in which you can help build a community empowered by the ability to read, write, speak, and understand English. Whether you choose to make a donation online, contribute via check or stocks, utilize the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program (NAP) credits, commit to monthly giving, or consider planned giving options, your support is instrumental in helping us continue our vital work. Additionally, we offer a variety of volunteer opportunities that allow you to get involved and give back to the community. There are many ways to make a meaningful impact and be a part of the positive change we're creating together at the English Empowerment Center. By offering these various ways to give, we hope that everyone can play a role in strengthening our community.

Financial Donations

Online Donations: Donating online is quick and convenient. Visit our website’s Donate page and choose to make a one-time donation or set up a recurring monthly gift. Our new online donation form creates a more user-friendly experience and features the option to pay by credit card, debit card, PayPal, Venmo, Google Pay, and ACH bank transfers. Your online donations are secure and go directly to supporting our programs. Please consider our Monthly Giving plan to provide consistent support to our programs. Even small monthly contributions can add up to a significant impact over time. You can set up monthly donations easily through the donation form on our website.

Check Donations: If you prefer to make a donation by check, you can send your contribution to our mailing address: 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042. Please make checks payable to EEC or the English Empowerment Center.

Stock Donations: Click here for our stock donation form and account details.

NAP Credit Donation: You may be eligible for Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) Virginia state tax credits when you donate to EEC. This is an excellent way to give back to the community while reducing your tax liability. Click here for more details.

Planned Giving: Consider leaving a legacy of literacy by including the English Empowerment Center in your estate planning. Planned giving allows you to leave a legacy by supporting our mission for generations to come. Learn how you can create a lasting difference.

Tribute Gifts: Give a tribute gift in memory or in honor of someone special. When you give a tribute gift through our donation form, we will notify a loved one of your donation through the mail or by email.

Amazon Wishlist: Purchase the exact item that we need to serve our learners and have it shipped directly to us!

By choosing one or more of these donation methods, you are helping us make a difference in the lives of countless individuals striving to improve their English language skills and access better opportunities.

If you have any questions regarding our donation methods, please contact our Development Coordinator, Joshua Gilmore, at JGilmore@EnglishEmpowermentCenter.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

Another way to give and support our mission is through the gift of time and expertise. The English Empowerment Center greatly values the skills and passion that our volunteers bring and we truly could not do our work without them. There are many ways you can get involved including becoming certified to test English language learners with Best Plus 2.0 and testing incoming students at class registrations, becoming a class aide, volunteering as a student advisor, assisting at class registrations, lending a helping hand with a variety of tasks in our office, and much more. We believe that everyone has something unique to contribute, and your time and skills can make a real difference in the lives of our students and our community.

The English Empowerment Center is hosting an upcoming Best Plus 2.0 training session, offering you the opportunity to become certified in assessing English language learners. As a vital part of our pre-semester preparations, we conduct speaking tests for adult learners during registration. In these assessments, volunteers or staff members engage learners in a series of questions, helping to determine their appropriate class placement. This process not only aids in accurate placement but also allows volunteers to connect with learners, extend a warm welcome, and create a comfortable environment for newcomers while gaining insights into diverse cultures. Many of our dedicated volunteers who engage in Best Plus 2.0 testing find it to be an immensely rewarding experience and enjoy fostering meaningful connections within our community.

If you would like to get involved as a volunteer, please contact our Volunteer & Outreach Manager, Amy Tristan, at ATristan@EnglishEmpowermentCenter.org.

Whether through financial contributions or volunteering your time and expertise, your contributions to the English Empowerment Center are invaluable. Your involvement fuels our work, helping us offer affordable English language education to in turn create a more inclusive and empowered community. Together, we can continue to build bridges of opportunity through English language education.