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Teaching House: Charity Work and Donations
Teaching House strives to play a positive role in the community and aims to use its expertise in teacher training and English language teaching to help those who can benefit from it.
Free Educational Consulting Services
The staff at Teaching House have a huge repertoire of knowledge and experience in setting up and running English language courses, both here in the US and abroad. Staff members have set up teacher training courses in the Middle East, grant-writing programs for doctors in Cambodia, worked on ESL course books for oil workers and run free language classes during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
At the Teaching House New York Center, we also run free ESL classes at the university, offering language tuition to individuals who might not otherwise have access to classes.
All of us strongly believe in education—and getting it right. As such, we offer free consulting services for education providers in New York City who are working to better the community.
If you feel that you are or know of a center that could benefit from assistance, please contact us.
Every year Teaching House donates the value of one tuition fee to a worthy educational cause. The donation is designed to help a school or organization realize a project or class that they would otherwise not be able to do. We are especially keen to support programs that benefit the local community and involve ESL students.
Arbor Day Foundation
As a global institution that is run locally, Teaching House truly understands the value of “Think globally, act locally.” We know that as a teaching center we consume a lot of paper and take away from the precious resources of our planet. It’s for the this reason that each year we make a donation to the Arbor Day Foundation in order to offset the amount of paper that we use in our office and to run our school.
Established in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation is one of the oldest foundations of its type and is the largest non-profit dedicated solely to planting trees. The Foundation is responsible each year for the planting of millions of trees and fostering nature and education programs designed to preserve and rescue our shrinking forest lands.
So far Teaching House has been able to save acres of forested lands through our donations of over $2,160 dollars and the conservation work of the Arbor Day Foundation. We are proud to be a responsible business and proud to do our part in saving our world’s great and beautiful resource – our forest lands.
Build A School
One of the most difficult and most rewarding experiences for any ESL teacher is to work in a community that is not as developed as the countries we ourselves come from. Many of our teachers have taught in countries where education is not always a right, but a privilege. As teachers we are committed to the ways in which education can make the world a better place and we believe that education is a right for everyone. It’s because of this core value that Teaching House made a donation in 2011 to the Build a School charity.
Build a School is an internationally focused charity organization focused on supporting the developing world in two key ways:
- Funding the building of classrooms in developing countries
- Providing education in sustainable living.
Build a School supports governments to help developing countries reach their ambitious targets for the Millennium Development Goals. It is their belief, and ours, that if every child is to have a primary school place by 2015 it requires the continued support of friends and partners around the world.
Build A School also understands that the actual building of schools is only part of the solution. People must also have access to knowledge about the environment, sustainable building, food and the basic knowledge of how to make their world better. Teaching House is a span supporter of both Build a School and the idea that everyone should have access to education, everywhere.
In 2008, Teaching House New York was proud to support a Fair Trade Project for 11th grade students at Brooklyn International High School in Brooklyn, NY.