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.

Gretchen Kellogg

Gretchen Kellogg

Programs Assistant, AmeriCorps

Gretchen is serving as EAL’s Programs Assistant for the 2017 – 2018 year in conjunction with AmeriCorps’ New American Integration Program. She will be working to expand Job Readiness Support services at English At Large and provide assistance in the Career Access Lab (CAL) program.

Gretchen spent last year teaching English to children at a public school in Budapest, Hungary. She has taught English to adults and children in Japan and India. While studying for her B.A she spent her time mentoring children in the community and volunteering at local non-profits. She is excited to be a part of the English at Large community.

Gretchen received her B.A in Anthropology and English from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont and has a TESOL certificate. In her spare time Gretchen loves playing with her dogs and knitting scarfs.

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There are two #Woburn organizations with openings for 2018-2019 NAIP AmeriCorps members! Your service will help local immigrants secure employment and advance their career. Apply today!Where will YOU serve? NAIP AmeriCorps opportunities are still available in Woburn, Gloucester, Peabody, Lynn/Lawrence/Lowell, Chelsea, Quincy, Framingham, and Boston!

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We are still recruiting for an AmeriCorps Member for 2018-2019!Applications are still open to join New American Integration Program in 2018-2019! View our openings in Greater Boston, Framingham, Merrimack Valley, Woburn, Gloucester & Peabody here: www.miracoalition.org/apply-to-naip-americorps

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What are your favorite foods? Where do you like to eat? These questions lead to great discussions in our summer Conversation Groups! Participants learned new vocabulary, shared their culture with recipes on favorite dishes from their home country, and picked up some great tips on where to eat locally. Thanks to the Waltham Public Library for partnering with us to deliver this important local program! ... See MoreSee Less

What are your favorite foods?  Where do you like to eat? These questions lead to great discussions in our summer Conversation Groups!  Participants learned new vocabulary, shared their culture with recipes on favorite dishes from their home country, and picked up some great tips on where to eat locally.  Thanks to the Waltham Public Library for partnering with us to deliver this important local program!Image attachmentImage attachment

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AmeriCorps Members help deliver services to thousands of local immigrants in local communities across Greater Boston! Applications are still being accepted for the 2018-2019 program year!Five of our NAIP members who have dedicated this past year to removing barriers to employment for immigrants and refugees in Massachusetts are ending service tomorrow, and three more are ending service at the end of the month! Congratulations to these soon-to-be alums of the New American Integration Program for their outstanding achievements!

NAIP 2017-2018 Leaders in Job Readiness Training:

Catalina Bello Puentes, Isaac Fuhrman & Aviva Herr-Welber, JVS Boston
Malou Duverne, BINcA
Danae Webster, YMCA International Learning Center
Gretchen Kellogg, English At Large
Andrew Wofford, YMCA Training, Inc. Boston
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