Community Organizations Invited to Participate in Family Night for English Learners

Voices of the Valley

May 19, 2022

The Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio Title III Consortium Districts are seeking community partners to collaborate in Voices of the Valley, an evening connecting English Language Learner students and their families with local resources.

The event will take place the evening of Wednesday, June 8 at the Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio in Canfield. Families of English Language Learner students from throughout the valley will be invited to attend. Participants will have the opportunity to join in person or virtually.

The Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio (ESCEO), formerly the Mahoning County Educational Service Center, provides resources and support for districts with English Language Learners.

Families will learn about schooling in the US and will be provided district-specific information and updates at the event. They will also have the opportunity to learn about community partners, businesses, and organizations that can help their families and students succeed. Students who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy will also be recognized at the event.

The Help Center and Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio are among the list of partners who will be represented at this year’s Voices of the Valley event. ESCEO and their Title III Consortium Member Districts invite other organizations to take part in this event.

"The energy was so incredible at last year's event. Families and community members were so excited to connect, share resources, and honor our incredible students," recalls Sara Levitt, English Learner Advocate and Owner/Operator of SJL Educational Consultants. Sara will return as a keynote speaker at this year’s event.

Organizations and businesses wishing to partner with the ESCEO for the event can contact Dawna Rappach ( or visit the ESCEO website ( for more information.

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