English At Large Staff

Maureen Willis

Maureen Willis

Executive Director

Ms. Willis oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization and supports the staff and volunteers in the delivery of service. She works closely with members of the board and other volunteers on fundraising and marketing initiatives to secure financial resources and raise awareness across our service community to support our work.

Maureen has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit administration, communications, marketing, and fundraising. She has led the development offices at several community-based nonprofits, and most recently served as a consultant to a number of charities in Greater Boston. She has worked with great success to improve operations and expand resources for high-impact nonprofits.

Maureen has a B.A in Executive Management and an M.A. in Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy from Bay Path University.

Csilla Tambor

Csilla Tambor

Director of Volunteer Engagement

Ms. Tambor is responsible for the training and professional development of tutors and conversation group leaders. Prior to English At Large, Ms. Tambor was a Senior Teacher/ Executive English instructor at Boston language schools, and taught courses in General, Business, and Academic English.

Csilla has lived and worked in the UK for four years and brings US and international business and training experience with two global companies. She has taught English to adults and children in Hungary, and is proficient in Hungarian. As an active volunteer in school and community organizations, she has contributed to outreach, educational and literacy initiatives, and is delighted to be working with EAL’s dedicated staff and volunteers.

Csilla has a B.S. from Boston College, an MBA from HULT International Business School, and is a Cambridge CELTA certified ESL instructor. She resides in our service area and is active in the local community.

Natalya Tausanovitch

Natalya Tausanovitch

Programs and Database Manager

As Programs and Database Manager, Natalya oversees all of the systems that help us manage, track, and support the hundreds of learners and volunteers we engage in our programs each year. She coordinates many aspects of the Tutoring Program, including the tutor/learner matching process and wait-list management.  Natalya also works to organize and enhance the quality of our Conversation Groups and manages our Career Access Lab (CAL) program. Additionally, she has been a one-to-one tutor with English at Large since February 2018.

Natalya comes to English at Large from the startup world, where she worked in program management executing nationwide retail sales & merchandising programs for consumer brands. Prior to her work at a Boston startup, Natalya served as a Teaching Fellow at non-profit organization Breakthrough Collaborative, which aims to close the achievement gap for underserved middle school students across the country. Natalya is delighted to be back in the non-profit world and put her executional experience and love of language to work at English at Large.  

Natalya holds a B.A in English with a minor in music from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, where she also received a fifth-year scholarship to study Russian Language & Culture. 

Joseph Ronca

Joseph Ronca

Programs Assistant, AmeriCorps

Joe is serving as EAL’s programs assistant for the 2019-2020 year while simultaneously serving in AmeriCorps’s New American Integration Program. He will assist in the continued development of Job Readiness Training services at English At Large as well as facilitate the Career Access Lab program.

Prior to joining English at Large, Joe studied at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he studied Political Science. With a passion for law and international relations, he wrote articles on a weekly basis for his college newspaper and spent time studying international conflict resolution in Northern Ireland. He also spent a semester doing an internship in which he assisted newly arrived refugees with their transition to life in the United States. He is excited to be joining the team at English At Large and is especially looking forward to further improving the CAL program as it enters its fifth year.

After serving at English At Large, Joe plans to pursue a career in teaching, either here in Massachusetts or perhaps teaching ESL in Massachusetts. In his spare time, Joe enjoys reading, lifting weights, and hiking in the mountains of New Hampshire.

English At Large

800 West Cummings Park, Suite 5550
Woburn, MA 01801
tel : 781.395.2374
email : info@englishatlarge.org

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English At Large Offices will be Closed Monday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. We will reopen Thursday, January 2nd. Happy Holidays!

Registration is ongoing for our Spring Conversation Groups! This program is for intermediate learners who want to practice speaking and listening. https://t.co/wrEEZPJSeA

Your donation keeps services available in local communities that do not have sufficient resources in place to support the needs of English language learners. Donate now to support local services! https://t.co/GmFsx9OdC2

Your donation to English At Large empowers local immigrants to achieve their goals. Our Career Access Lab builds skills and confidence to help learners secure employment and launch their professional careers in the U.S. https://t.co/Sd4bNuyrJX

Your donation to English At Large empowers hundreds of local volunteers to take action to make a difference in your community. Take action today to help build welcoming communities for all people! https://t.co/q0DI6zgW3q

On #GivingTuesday make your donation make a difference for local immigrants on their journey to a better life. Donate now to English At Large. https://t.co/BmLet39XTj

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Our Conversation Groups help adult immigrants build their English speaking confidence. Interested learners should sign up now to receive notice when spring group registration opens in December! #ESOL #learningbuildscommunity https://t.co/dm8E237gzv

Our Annual Halloween Party is Sunday 10/27 from 1-4PM. Toe Jam Puppet Band will perform at 1:30, 2:15 & 3:00. We'll also have trick or treating & crafts - so much fun! This is a great opportunity to test out your costume before the big day, but no costume required to participate!

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A reminder that our offices will be closed Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day holiday. We will reopen Tuesday, September 3 at 9 am. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

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3 days ago

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The first cohort of our 2020 CAL Career Groups kicked off yesterday with 15 participants, all ready to advance their career in the United States. Led by our New American Integration Program AmeriCorps member, this 15-week program runs at the Burlington Public Library. Learners and volunteers interested in learning more about the Career Access Lab (CAL) can call Joe at 781-395-2374 or email americorps@englishatlarge.org ... See MoreSee Less

The first cohort of our 2020 CAL Career Groups kicked off yesterday with 15 participants, all ready to advance their career in the United States.  Led by our  New American Integration Program AmeriCorps member, this 15-week program runs at the Burlington Public Library.  Learners and volunteers interested in learning more about the Career Access Lab (CAL) can call Joe at 781-395-2374 or email americorps@englishatlarge.org

6 days ago

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Congratulations to EAL tutoring learner alumnus Behrouz on achieving his goal of U.S. Citizenship. His volunteer tutor Melissa continued to work with him after leaving the program, and tells us
"I started with Behrouz as a tutor in July 2016. His goals that we worked toward with his English abilities were to get a full-time job, buy a house, and become a US citizen. He has achieved all three of his goals and has come a long way with his skills and confidence."

"I am so proud of him and so privileged to be part of his journey and the mission of English at Large. To see someone work so hard and achieve something that means so much to him is priceless."

Thank you Melissa for your volunteer service, and for sharing this inspiring story!
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Congratulations to EAL tutoring learner alumnus Behrouz on achieving his goal of U.S. Citizenship.  His volunteer tutor Melissa continued to work with him after leaving the program, and tells us 
I started with Behrouz as a tutor in July 2016. His goals that we worked toward with his English abilities were to get a full-time job, buy a house, and become a US citizen. He has achieved all three of his goals and has come a long way with his skills and confidence. 

I am so proud of him and so privileged to be part of his journey and the mission of English at Large. To see someone work so hard and achieve something that means so much to him is priceless. 

Thank you Melissa for your volunteer service, and for sharing this inspiring story!Image attachment

2 weeks ago

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We held a great meeting this morning to kick off our Strategic Planning Process. We are excited to have the guidance of Pear Associates as we work together to set a path for the future!Held a strategic planning kickoff meeting with English At Large. Excited to be working with this amazing organization that is helping adults to acquire English language skills while building community. ... See MoreSee Less

We held a great meeting this morning to kick off our Strategic Planning Process.  We are excited to have the guidance of Pear Associates as we work together to set a path for the future!

2 weeks ago

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Do you like to meet new people and learn about different cultures? Volunteers are needed to co-facilitate Conversation Groups in Boxborough, Massachusetts and Waltham, Massachusetts! Interested? Call us at 781-395-2374 or email info@englishatlarge.org ... See MoreSee Less

Do you like to meet new people and learn about different cultures? Volunteers are needed to co-facilitate Conversation Groups in Boxborough, Massachusetts and Waltham, Massachusetts!  Interested?  Call us at 781-395-2374 or email info@englishatlarge.org

4 weeks ago

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Thinking of new office space in 2020? Consider Cummings Properties for location and value, and to support local nonprofits! ... See MoreSee Less

Thinking of new office space in 2020? Consider Cummings Properties for location and value, and to support local nonprofits!

4 weeks ago

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English At Large Offices will be Closed Monday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. We will reopen Thursday, January 2nd. Happy Holidays! ... See MoreSee Less

English At Large Offices will be Closed Monday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020.  We will reopen Thursday, January 2nd.  Happy Holidays!

4 weeks ago

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Registration is ongoing for our Spring Conversation Groups! This program is for intermediate learners who want to practice speaking and listening. ow.ly/gH2Z50xFbsa ... See MoreSee Less

Registration is ongoing for our Spring Conversation Groups!  This program is for intermediate learners who want to practice speaking and listening. http://ow.ly/gH2Z50xFbsa

1 month ago

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Congratulations to the winners of our Volunteer Appreciation Raffle! Monica Chamberlain, Gabriela Clough, Peter Gimber, Ellenjane Scheiner, Marilyn Pennachio and Lorraine Krugman. We are grateful to you, and all our volunteers, for your wonderful service this year. Special thanks to our generous board members who donated to support the raffle. Happy Holidays! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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Our Beginner English class, taught by Brandeis University Waltham Group volunteers recently enjoyed a festive holiday party with games to help them improve their English! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Does your employer have a matching gift program? Check with your HR Department. You could double the impact of your gift to English At Large! ... See MoreSee Less

Does your employer have a matching gift program? Check with your HR Department. You could double the impact of your gift to English At Large!

2 months ago

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Your donation keeps services available in local communities that do not have sufficient resources in place to support the needs of English language learners. Donate now to support local services! ow.ly/OcGL50xl6rs ... See MoreSee Less

Your donation keeps services available in local communities that do not have sufficient resources in place to support the needs of English language learners.  Donate now to support local services! http://ow.ly/OcGL50xl6rs

2 months ago

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Your donation to English At Large empowers local immigrants to achieve their goals. Our Career Access Lab builds skills and confidence to help learners secure employment and launch their professional careers in the U.S. ow.ly/VgUV50xl5SF ... See MoreSee Less

Your donation to English At Large empowers local immigrants to achieve their goals. Our Career Access Lab builds skills and confidence to help learners secure employment and launch their professional careers in the U.S. http://ow.ly/VgUV50xl5SF

2 months ago

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Your donation to English At Large empowers hundreds of local volunteers to take action to make a difference in your community. Take action today to help build welcoming communities for all people! ow.ly/8FXl50xl53T ... See MoreSee Less

Your donation to English At Large empowers hundreds of local volunteers to take action to make a difference in your community.  Take action today to help build welcoming communities for all people! http://ow.ly/8FXl50xl53T

2 months ago

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Dear Volunteers, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this evening’s Holiday Appreciation Event. Be safe and stay warm and know that we appreciate everything you do! We will announce a new date for this celebration soon! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Another snowy day! A reminder that when Public Schools are closed, most public libraries close as well, cancelling EAL programs. ... See MoreSee Less

Another snowy day! A reminder that when Public Schools are closed, most public libraries close as well, cancelling EAL programs.

2 months ago

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On #GivingTuesday make your donation make a difference for local immigrants on their journey to a better life. Donate now to English At Large. secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/iKqG6zIn8AkXyeNM-zsTbg ... See MoreSee Less

On #GivingTuesday make your donation make a difference for local immigrants on their journey to a better life.  Donate now to English At Large. https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/iKqG6zIn8AkXyeNM-zsTbg

2 months ago

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Holiday Shopping online this Cyber Monday? Did you know that when you shop at ow.ly/Uhv550xl4oX, AmazonSmile donates to English at Large Inc.? ... See MoreSee Less

Holiday Shopping online this Cyber Monday? Did you know that when you shop at http://ow.ly/Uhv550xl4oX, AmazonSmile donates to English at Large Inc.?

2 months ago

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Dear EAL Volunteers and Learners: Many of our partner libraries may be closed or have a delayed opening. Please check before heading out for program. Be safe and enjoy this first snow of the season! ... See MoreSee Less

Dear EAL Volunteers and Learners:  Many of our partner libraries may be closed or have a delayed opening.  Please check before heading out for program. Be safe and enjoy this first snow of the season!
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