ODE Community Dinner: A Door to the World

Benefitting ESL classes for immigrants, refugees, and other non-native speakers of English in our community

A fundraising campaign for Open Doors English - a project of CTA

March 24th Update: ALL MEALS ARE SOLD OUT! But you can still help us reach our fundraising goal!

The proceeds of this dinner will directly support access to English language classes for immigrants and refugees. Our students pay on a self-selected sliding scale anywhere from $0-$150 for four weeks of class. Due to COVID and the increased financial strain many of our students are experiencing, tuition payments are averaging $30 per student per month--a significant drop. We anticipate a $15,000 shortfall in our tuition revenue alone as a result of the pandemic. Our goal for this fundraiser is $10,000.


Open Doors English operates on a shoestring, and our teachers make half the prevailing wage for professional ESL teachers. Your gifts matter and your generosity is deeply appreciated.


Open Doors English is a fiscally-sponsored project of the Center for Transformative Action, a nonprofit, 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.

If you reserved meal(s), you will be receiving dinner(s) valued at $20 each. Any portion of a donation more than $20 is tax deductible to the extent allowed by current tax laws. 

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About the Organization

Open Doors English - a project of CTA

Open Doors English empowers adult English language learners to live fuller lives through affordable, comprehensive English classes.