2016 Annual Conference Registration Open!
Equity for ELL Students and Families: A Shared Responsibility!
We look forward to the opportunity to convene and collaborate on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the 12th Annual MELLFIN Conference, "Equity for EL Students and Families: A Shared Responsibility!" MELLFIN is GROWING, and we look forward to hosting the conference at our new location-- Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland.

We are honored to have as our keynote speaker, Mr. Mawi Asgedom, nationally recognized inspirational speaker and author of, Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard. Oprah Winfrey calls him "amazing," and he has been heralded as "magnetic" by Harvard Magazine. His book will be available for sale on-site. This conference experience promises to be our best yet!

Registration is OPEN! Click here to complete the online registration form or download the form. Be sure to REGISTER Early and to share this information with colleagues.

Apply for the 2016 MELLFIN Scholarship Awards
Accepting applications NOW!
This year, MELLFIN is excited to facilitate multiple MELLFIN Scholarships ($1,000 each), for graduating EL seniors in Maryland who will be pursuing higher education. Eligible students are encouraged to applyApplications are du by March 7, 2016. For more information click here.

MELLFIN Family Engagement Award
Nominations due by March 7, 2016
Do you know of a program that has been exemplary in serving as a model to engage EL and immigrant families? Nominations are being accepted for the MELLFIN Family Engagement Award, please consider nominating a program that has made significant impacts in EL/immigrant family engagement relative to student achievement.  Download the nomination form.  For more information click 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. 

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