Our mission is helping Greater Cincinnati English language learners to become successful in their academic lives while fostering their cultural identity.

Starting the 2018-2019 academic year, the ELL Foundation will offer emergency grants for local ELL college students who are experiencing temporary financial emergencies, focusing on hunger, housing, and transportation. The application has been released. Emergency grant applications are accepted at any time.

Our Vision


The 11th Annual Recognition Breakfast is on February 21, 2019 at NKU. Reserve your seat, table, or event sponsorship today! 

Our Mission

Maggie is Chair of the English as a Second Language program at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College. Join us in welcoming Maggie to our board! 

Meet our new board member: Maggie oliveira

Follow the ELL Foundation on Facebook! You can also host a Facebook fundraiser for the ELL Foundation. Like us on Facebook today! 

Emergency grants

keith lanser, MA

Board President

Mount St. Joseph



academic lives 

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Scholarship & Emergency Grant

English Language Learning Foundation, Inc.

The 2019 Scholarship Application has been released. This round of scholarships will be applied towards tuition for the academic year of 2019-2020. Scholarship applications are due on 12/14/2018.    

who we are

sister Margarita M. Brewer, SC

Founder and President Emeritus

leo calderon, MPA

Board Vice President

Northern Kentucky University

Janet Walsh

Board Secretary

Independent Consultant

Scholarship applications are due by 12/14/2018, and Emergency Grant applications are accepted at any time. 

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Meet Our board

Save The Date

11th Annual Recognition Breakfast, February 21, 2019

Our core values


Cultural identities 

Our vision is for Greater Cincinnati English language learners to:

  • ‚ÄčAppreciate and are proud of their cultural identities;
  • Receive the needed support service for their education;
  • Graduate from high school and succeed in college;
  • Become self-sufficient;
  • Become meaningful contributors to our society;
  • And serve in their communities as role models



  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Educational equality
  • Multilingual literacy
  • Dignity of all people
  • Resiliency
  • Social justice

English Language Learning Foundation | P.O. Box 19975, Cincinnati, OH 45219 | development.events@ellfoundationcinci.org