The Maryland ELL Family Involvement Network 

Thank you to all our attendees, the 10th Annual Conference was a great success!

Educating for Impact: Immigration Reform for ELL Families
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MELLFIN Officers and Planning Committee are deeply grateful for the turnout at the 10th Annual Conference. This would have not 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.

A special thanks to
John White, Chief of Staff for Maryland State Department of Education for poignant opening remarks and to Dr. Alfredo QuiƱones-Hinojosa, for an inspiring keynote speech. Dr. Q reinvigorated our passion and desire to continue supporting ELL students and their families.

Thank you to our supporters:

The Church of Philippi & Staff

Dr. Alfredo QuiƱones-Hinojosa & JHU Neurosurgery Administrative Staff

Maryland PTA

Maryland State Department of Education

Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium

MELLFIN thanks you for standing with us in our commitment
to the ELLs and families we serve!

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 Congratulations to Senait Zewdu, MELLFIN Scholarship Recipient!

MELLFIN is pleased to announce the inaugural recipient of the 2014 Scholarship Award, Senait Zewdu. Senait is a senior at High Point High School, Prince George's County. She will be graduating in June and will continue her education at Montgomery College in Maryland. We wish her success in all of her future endeavors!

 2014 ELL Family Engagement Award Winner

Our 2014 ELL Family Engagement Award Recipient is Identity, Inc., Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. Identity, Inc. serves youth and families in Montogomery County. The mission of Indentity is to provide opportunities for Latino youth to believe in themselves, though social and enrichment activities and by working together with families as partners toward being successful.