11th Annual Conference
Collaborative Journeys Toward Global Competence

We are eager to see all of you on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the 11th Annual MELLFIN Conference, "Collaborative Journeys Toward Global Competence."  We are honored to have as our keynote speaker, Mrs. Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer-prize winning author of Enrique's Journey and renowned journalist.  The conference experience promises to be engaging and enlightening!  

We look forward to having you join us for this day of information and inspiration!  New this year...online registration and payment via Paypal!   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a member of the Leadership Team.  Be sure to REGISTER EARLY and to share this information with colleagues! Complete the registration form online or download. For more information about the conference click here.

2015 MELLFIN Scholarships
Accepting applications now!

This year, MELLFIN is excited to facilitate three MELLFIN Scholarships ($1,000 each), for graduating ELL seniors in Maryland who will be pursuing higher education.  We are thankful for the generous donations from MELLFIN friends and members to make these three scholarships possible.  Please encourage eligible students to apply-- the application is available on our website, the deadline is March 6, 2015. Download the application here.

MELLFIN Family Engagement Award
Nominations due by March 6, 2015

Do you know of a program that has been exemplary in serving as a model to engage ELL and immigrant families?  Nominations are being accepted for the MELLFIN Family Engagement Award, please consider nominating a program that has made significant impacts in ELL/immigrant family engagement relative to student achievement.  The nomination form can be found on our website and must be submitted by March 6, 2015. Download the nomination form here.

Watch MELLFIN Over the Years!
Celebrating Our 10th Conference Year

MELLFIN Officers and Planning Committee are deeply grateful for the turnout at the 10th Annual Conference. This would not have been possible without the support of our growing membership network. It is our goal that everyone enjoyed the sessions and were helpful in the daily efforts of supporting ELL families across Maryland. Check the conference video here! Presentation will be posted soon. 

Become a Member Today

Working together, we can transform ELL family engagement. Join our growing network of passionate educators, leaders, service providers and experts who are committed to expanding the reach of ELL families in Maryland.  Within our vibrant community, members share tools, resources, best practices and ideas that have an impact in how we engage families. Complete the online registration today!

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