Community Meeting Demonstrates Interest in ESOL Programs

Led by Director Catherine Bitwayiki, Cross Over Community Development held a public meeting on Feb 22nd, 2019 at the Church on the Rock in Dayton, Ohio. The meeting was convened to gather input and share progress on our effort to develop tailored ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Language) programs for oral-language learner immigrants, refugees and asylees. Volunteers from the organization alongside members of the church and public to hear from community and project leaders who are lending their support to this important initiative. 

We particularly thank Pastor Bruce Lyman, ESL Director of CrossPoint Alliance Church in Akron, Ohio, who is also a Certified ESL trainer for attending, as well as Mike Schommer, the president of Walnut Hills Neighborhood Association, the Sister of Precious Blood, Sister Jean Rene Hoying and Nancy Frank, and Kathy Trangestein of Montgomery County Educational Service Center, among others. 

Delicious food was provided courtesy of Catherine and other volunteers. Our strong community turnout was a visible sign of interest and support in Cross Over’s work. Thank you to our generous hosts and everyone who joined us!