ESL In-Home Program nominated for pair of awards

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Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada founder Florence Phillips has been nominated for the CNN Heroes Award and featured on the channel.

For the past 12 years, CNN Heroes has identified a small group of remarkable individuals who have tirelessly worked to make a positive impact in the world. With the nomination comes the possibility of winning up to $100,000 in funding to secure the future financial stability of the program.

Th ESL In-Home program reports that after CNN aired the profile, they have already seen an increase in volunteer interest from across the country.

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In related news, the ESL Program has been named as a finalist in the 2018 Governor’s Points of Light Award. This award recognizes exemplary volunteerism that addresses a previously unmet need, demonstrates innovation, empowers local community members, and shows sustainability over a long period of time.

The ESL Program has pro bono tutoring for 14 years. The ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada was also nominated in 2009 and 2016. The award ceremony will be held on October 18, at the Park MGM Hotel in Las Vegas.

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