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.

Leah Mulrenan

Leah Mulrenan

Programs and Database Manager

In this role, Leah 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, to include the tutor/learner matching process and wait-list management. Leah also works to organize and enhance the quality of our Conversation Groups and manages our Career Access Lab (CAL) program.

Prior to joining EAL, Leah worked as the AmeriCorps Program Manager at Social Capital Inc. (SCI), a nonprofit that works to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. In this position she recruited, trained, and supported SCI’s AmeriCorps members.

Leah has a B.S. in Facilities Planning and Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.

Na'tisha Mills

Na'tisha Mills

Programs Assistant, AmeriCorps

Na’tisha is serving as EAL’s Programs Assistant for the 2018 – 2019 year while simultaneously contributing to AmeriCorps’s New American Integration Program. She will assist in the development of Job Readiness Training services at English At Large as well as facilitate the Career Access Lab program.

Prior to English At Large, Na’tisha studied at Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire, where she focused her studies on Political Science and Sociology. With a passion for law and politics, she served on the committee for Model United Nations, which represented the University at the National Harvard Model UN Conference each year. While studying for her B.A she spent time volunteering through her church in the New England area, as well as mentored children in the community. She is excited to be joining the team at English At Large, and will work to further expand the Career Mentor program which began last year.

After serving at English at Large, Na’tisha plans to use her gained experience working with new immigrants and refugees to continue her education in Law, where she will focus her studies on Human Rights. In her spare time Na’tisha enjoys singing on her church choir and hiking mountains around 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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Presenting our newest volunteer tutors, who recently finished training and are already meeting with their learners. THANK YOU for your community spirit, and for sharing your time and talents to help local immigrants learn English and feel welcome in our communities. ... See MoreSee Less

Presenting our newest volunteer tutors, who recently finished training and are already meeting with their learners. THANK YOU for your community spirit, and for sharing your time and talents to help local immigrants learn English and feel welcome in our communities.

 

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Thank you, tutors, for taking time out of your busy lives to attend the training sessions, and to start this journey with your learners. Your enthusiasm and commitment inspire our work. Cheers, Csilla

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Our public libraries are closed today in observance of #VeteransDay2018. EAL Programs hosted at libraries are also closed today. Acton Memorial Library Burlington Public Library Belmont Public Library Waltham Public Library ... See MoreSee Less

Our public libraries are closed today in observance of #VeteransDay2018.  EAL Programs hosted at libraries are also closed today.  Acton Memorial Library Burlington Public Library Belmont Public Library Waltham Public Library

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Ceremonies are being held today in local communities and across the country.

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Save the Date for our Community Fundraising Night at Otto Pizza at the Lynnfield Marketplace ~ Monday, December 10th from 5 to 9 pm, 8% of all sales will benefit EAL! www.facebook.com/events/2197326797205587/ ... See MoreSee Less

Save the Date for our Community Fundraising Night at Otto Pizza at the Lynnfield Marketplace ~ Monday, December 10th from 5 to 9 pm, 8% of all sales will benefit EAL!   https://www.facebook.com/events/2197326797205587/

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Final presentation at Volunteer Development Day: Helping Your Learners to Think in English

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Afternoon presenter at our Volunteer Development Day: Yarlennys Villaman from the office of Attorney General Maura Healey on “The Unauthorized Practice is Immigration Law”. ... See MoreSee Less

Afternoon presenter at our Volunteer Development Day:  Yarlennys Villaman from the office of Attorney General Maura Healey on “The Unauthorized Practice is Immigration Law”.

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Happening now:  Dr. Marnie Reed, leading an interactive workshop on pronunciation at Volunteer Development Day

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Our Volunteer Development Day starts in just a few minutes!

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Today’s Volunteer Development Day offers features presentations and networking activities to support our volunteers. Thanks to our sponsors who make this event possible! ... See MoreSee Less

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Polls in your community are open until 8:00 pm tonight! #yourvoteyourvoiceDemocracy is a privilege. Don't squander it. Get out and VOTE today -- for yourself, for your family, and for the millions in America who can't vote. Find your polling place and preview your ballot at bit.ly/voteMA18. ... See MoreSee Less

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An English At Large Waltham Public Library Conversation Group in Action! Volunteer facilitator Sun is leading a discussion with Waltham learners from Argentina, China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Haiti, Iran, Japan, Poland, and Russia about autumn vocabulary. Learn more about this highly interactive group program for intermediate speakers here: www.englishatlarge.org/conversation-groups/ ... See MoreSee Less

An English At Large Waltham Public Library Conversation Group in Action!  Volunteer facilitator Sun is leading a discussion with Waltham learners from Argentina, China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Haiti, Iran, Japan, Poland, and Russia about autumn vocabulary.  Learn more about this highly interactive group program for intermediate speakers here:  http://www.englishatlarge.org/conversation-groups/

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Did you hear?  Now through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to English at Large Inc. when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/04-3050593. #AmazonSmile #StartWithaSmile

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Attention Learners: Are you ready to enter the U.S. Workforce, but unsure on how to begin? Our Career Access Lab Program offers a One-to-One Career Assessment that can get you on the right path. Learn more here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfr4ouY3oE1oTRmdbAMobAtLR1fpoVegNZ1l9dQiaYwzNlDVA/viewform ... See MoreSee Less

Attention Learners:  Are you ready to enter the U.S. Workforce, but unsure on how to begin?  Our Career Access Lab Program offers a One-to-One Career Assessment that can get you on the right path.  Learn more here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfr4ouY3oE1oTRmdbAMobAtLR1fpoVegNZ1l9dQiaYwzNlDVA/viewformImage attachment

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Today we observe #ColumbusDay or #indigenouspeoplesday as a holiday. Our partner libraries are closed, and our Monday programs are cancelled for this week. Enjoy the day! ... See MoreSee Less

Today we observe #ColumbusDay or #indigenouspeoplesday as a holiday.  Our partner libraries are closed, and our Monday programs are cancelled for this week.  Enjoy the day!

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These classes are free and you do not need to live in Woburn to attend. Register today to enroll.

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So many of our learners can relate to this! www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMZsDaTxaKoRicky learns that "ough" in English can be rough, tough and he's had enough. Sorry about the sound. 🙁 ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Lexington Conversation Group learners recently enjoyed a demonstration of the scanner-translator at Cary Memorial Library as part of a Scavenger Hunt activity. Libraries across our service area host EAL Programs and offer great resources for English-language learners! www.facebook.com/pg/EnglishAtLarge/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155657210627470&__xts__%5B0%5D=68... ... See MoreSee Less

Our Lexington Conversation Group learners recently enjoyed a demonstration of the scanner-translator at Cary Memorial Library as part of a Scavenger Hunt activity. Libraries across our service area host EAL Programs and offer great resources for English-language learners! https://www.facebook.com/pg/EnglishAtLarge/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155657210627470&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARCQNRBkgWas1T_1imjvYX6pH9YX3NE22yZKmX95Y4mkiuFky6ybCOnXCGTi9iQCDDvpZtv0Az73eEiYz-k6chCWz2LZSdOVzvf-Xv-xBEslxiM6zlGQoiufePqEx6yzVSMLe7EOh1CngI19b0taNNRXbR8ZMtzcWlEcPaOeiv35BYXpKMndG0M&__tn__=-UC-RImage attachmentImage attachment

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These classes are free, but you must register to reserve your seat. You do not need to live in Woburn to participate!Do you know anyone interested in taking a citizenship class? Several organizations in Woburn are working together to offer free citizenship classes on Saturday mornings at the Woburn Public Library starting late October. We need at least 10 people who are interested. Please message us or call 781.935.6499 if you are interested. Please share this post! ... See MoreSee Less

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