We are pleased to inform you that the trustees of the Otto Bremer Trust recently awarded a $15000 grant to Language Central. This award recognizes the work Language Central does to provide basic education and English literacy training to adults – in particular, immigrants and refugees in Minneapolis and surrounding communities.
Language Central is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located at 2300 Central Avenue NE in Minneapolis (www.languagecentral.us). It provides opportunities for adults to learn and practice languages, including English as a Second Language (ESL). ESL classes are offered at all levels, for those just getting started to citizenship applicants. Language Central believes that language training can build independence and stimulate communication among the diverse members in our community. Language skills can improve social interaction, create economic self-sufficiency and close cultural gaps.
The generous grant award from the Otto Bremer Trust will be applied toward operating expenses, teacher salaries and ongoing community outreach.
About the Otto Bremer Trust
The Otto Bremer Trust (OBT), based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a private charitable trust established in 1944 by founder Otto Bremer, a successful banker and community business leader. OBT owns 92% of Bremer Bank and manages a diversified investment portfolio. The mission of OBT is to invest in people, places and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. Since its inception, OBT has invested more than $600 million in organizations throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and western Wisconsin. Visit ottobremer.org.