Hailing from 81 different countries and speaking 52 different languages, 1500 adult learners come to LCNV each year to learn the basics of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English. A dedicated team of 450 volunteers delivers beginning-level English classes while concurrently introducing learners to important resources related to voting, employment, finances, health, and more. Many students progress into advanced, skill-based classes, or join Destination Workforce, a new program that builds the foundational literacy and soft skills needed to obtain and succeed in entry-level jobs. In partnership with public schools, a family literacy program provides English instruction for parents while their children read, write, and get help with their homework. LCNV served its 50,000th learner in 2018, and demand continues to grow. For our immigrant neighbors, English opens doors to education, employment, community engagement – and to greater understanding.