About the Finalist:
"The English as a Second Language (ESL) In-Home Program of Northern Nevada was created in 2004 in Carson City, Nevada and established as a 501(c) (3) organization in 2008, to increase literacy in low to middle income bracket adults, especially those who speak English as a second language to improve the lives of those who struggle with literacy issues within their family, workplace, and community.
This program is unique in that it offers a "lifeline" to adults who are unable to attend formal classroom settings due to physical disabilities, limited or no transportation, lack of funds for childcare, job constraints, or intimidation. Community volunteers teach one-on-one basis or in small groups of from 2 to 5, providing the opportunity for the student to progress at a faster pace by giving personalized attention. The program exists in five counties of Northern Nevada: Carson, Washoe, Douglas, Lyon, and Churchill Counties."