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EWI in the Community: Speaking at the New Neighbors ESL classes

7 Nov

Today we were given the opportunity to speak with the charming students of the New Neighbors ESL classes, at Christ Church in Old Town.  It was a great chance for us to extend our services to some of the newest immigrants in Alexandria.

At 10:30 sharp, Perri, Mina, and I began with a dazzling presentation; extolling the virtues of our wonderful organization.  With strong diction and poise, Perri delivered a knockout punch of a speech, that left the students on the edge of their seats.

Our table was soon swarmed with beaming eyes and bright minds; and in a flash, our pamphlets were gone!   It was great to see so much ambition, even through the barrier of language.

All in all, we felt our presence was very well received.  Hopefully we will see many of their faces in the coming ETS classes. Special thanks to Susanne O’Neill for arranging the event. For more information about New Neighbors ESL classes, see their website at www.campagnacenter.org

Till our next adventure…

– Jeremy Brandt-Vorel
Media and Outreach Intern


Spotlight on The Campagna Center

27 Aug

ImageThe Campagna Center

New Neighbors Education Center

The New Neighbors Education Center provides education programs and related services to help immigrant and refugee families become self-sufficient and fully participating members of our community.

They offer English Classes with nine levels of adult English classes that are carefully structured and result-orientated. They also offer Childcare during those classes. In addition the Campagna Center offers Family Literacy classes so the whole family can learn together!

Guest speakers and field trips provide information to connect students with community resources to enhance learning.

“At New Neighbors, my sons and I are learning English.  And we are learning that people from different countries, like Sudan, El Salvador, Jordan, Mexico, Irag, India, and Kyrgyzstan can be friends.  I love school.  I love my teachers.  And, I love my friends.” Riham


The Campagna Center English Classes offer two 12-week, 90-hour terms a year. English classes, from beginning to advanced, meet three mornings a week and childcare is provided during class.

They have welcomed students from over 70 different countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Classes met at the new Fowler House of Christ Church, which has nine ESL classrooms, five childcare rooms, meeting rooms, and a computer lab.

Our very own Perri is going to be a guest speaker on November 7th!

English Classes Fall 2012

General Registration:

Friday, September 14, 2012

9:30 am – 12:00 noon

***Registration will be open until classes are filled.

Students must register in person with I.D.  A placement test will be given.  Childcare will be provided.

Fall Class:

September 19–December 14, 2012

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

9:30 am – 12:00 noon


$100 for the class includes books, CD, computer lab use)


$100 for 1 child (in 4 age-appropriate classes)

($25 for each additional child)


Christ Church

118 N. Washington Street

Alexandria, VA  22314






New Neighbors is supported by financial and in-kind contributions from many caring individuals, business, foundations, churches, and civic groups because fees do not cover the cost of providing our high quality program.

If you would like to support this program please donate here.