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

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

Other Updates:

Our vision is for Greater Cincinnati English language learners to:

  • Appreciate 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


academic lives 

Our core values


Cultural identities 


​​​​​College scholarships

leo calderon, MPA

Board Vice President

Northern Kentucky University

Check back soon for more information on the 11th Annual Recognition Breakfast that is currently scheduled for February of 2019.  

Our Mission

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Scholarship & Emergency Grant

Meet Our board


The ELL Foundation can now be found on Guidestar! Check out our new Guidestar profile here. Donations can also be made through our Guidestar profile. 

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

keith lanser, MA

Board President

Mount St. Joseph


Save The Date

11th Annual Recognition Breakfast, February 2019

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

sister Margarita M. Brewer, SC

Founder and President Emeritus

English Language Learning Foundation, Inc.

The 2019 Scholarship Application has been released. Scholarship applications are due on 12/14/2018.    

who we are

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

Emergency grants

Janet Walsh

Board Secretary

Independent Consultant

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