For more information contact:

JoRena Phelps

(513) 363 - 3252

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ESL Volunteer tutors

Get involved and become a tutor today!


For Middle School & High School Students

Summer Camps & Enrichment Programs

The College Emergency Grant Program provides emergency assistance of up to $500 for Greater Cincinnati college/ university EL students who are experiencing temporary financial emergencies. The focus areas for the grants include: 

  • Student food insecurity (meal plans are eligible)
  • Student housing insecurity (student housing is eligible)
  • Student transportation barriers (bus passes are eligible)

Note that all assistance will be disbursed to the University, and not the student.


For more information on our Emergency Grants program, please see our Contact Us page. 

Our volunteer tutor group is intended to provide a way for our diverse community to contribute their valuable time, experience and talent to enhance the education and lives of eager local ESL students.   By assisting ESL students in subjects such as mathematics, English and science, volunteer tutors and students develop mutually rewarding bonds and experiences for each other, parents, schools and the community overall.

For College/ University Students

English Language Learning Foundation, Inc.

Help us continue to provide ELL Students in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area with programs and needed support by making a donation today!

The ELL Foundation funds summer camps and educational enrichment programs that primarily serve English learners in Greater Cincinnati. If you currently host a summer camp or educational enrichment program that primarily serves EL students, you may request funding from the ELL Foundation.

If you are interested in requesting funds for a EL-serving summer camp or educational enrichment program, please see our Contact Us page.