Transforming Immigrant Digital Equity (TIDE)

Pilot Site Communities: Overview and Updates

From June 2022 to December 2023, TIDE is partnering with three pilot site communities to pilot the equitable ESOL ecosystem model. These sites are:

Each pilot site is uniquely positioned to expand access to ESOL and digital inclusion services and advocate for digital equity within their community. Click on the sidebar to learn more about each site’s work.

The Equitable ESOL Ecosystem

The equitable ESOL ecosystem proposes an intentional, interdependent, and sustainable system-wide collaboration to serve adult English language learners, interweaving digital equity, immigrant and refugee inclusion, and language justice. The model places adult English language learners at the center, with nonprofit, for-profit, community, and government entities working together to 1) expand access to ESOL, digital inclusion, and immigrant and refugee inclusion services for all, 2) effectively remove barriers to ensure full participation in these services, and 3) support immigrants’ and refugees’ right to choose how they engage in the society, economy, and government of the U.S.

Circular ecosystem graphic with immigrant and refugee adult learners at the center, surrounded by stakeholders from different sectors working collaboratively