English Language Learning Foundation, Inc.

The Mission of the English Language Learning Foundation, Inc. is to help English language learners to become successful in their academic lives while fostering their cultural identities.

Mireika kobayashi, M.Ed



Save The Date

9th Annual Recognition Breakfast on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Northern Kentucky University

Since 2006, the English Language Learning Foundation, Inc. has established cultural and educational programs to assist ELL Students achieve their academic goals and develop into exemplar individuals, key to the progress of our community.


academic lives 

what we do 


Cultural identities 

  • For the application and further details click below!
  • Complete Application
  • Complete the Community Service Verification Form
  • Prepare your personal statement
  • Gather a letter of recommendation and complete high school/college transcript

last day to submit your scholarship application!

leo calderon, MPA

Vice President of Development


Join us during our 9th Annual Recognition Breakfast as we congratulate and celebrate the successes of high school and undergraduate college English Language learner students and educators in the Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky Area.  Come ready to enjoy a substantial breakfast, celebrate culture and support a wonderful cause.  The ELL Foundation Board members look forward to seeing you then!

who are the ell students?

Our Mission

Meet Our board

Deadline to submit applications (paper and through e-mail) is by 11:59 PM, January 20th, 2017.

who we are

In order to help our ELL student become successful, the English Language Learning Foundation, Inc. offers tutors, educational science summer programs and scholarships to senior high school students and college undergraduates.



English language learners are students whose native language or home language is other than English.  They are one of the most rapidly growing populations in the Cincinnati area schools, going from 175 students in 2006 to reaching approximately 4,000 in 2016!  Learn about the countries represented through this group of students.

sister Margarita M. Brewer, SC

Founder and President Emeritus