Café con Ingles
Café con Ingles is a project of JSRI and St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Mid-City New Orleans. Founded in 2011 by JSRI Policy and Research Fellow Sue Weishar and educator Julia Reagin--both parishioners of St. Anthony’s-- the goals of Café con Ingles are to teach English to the adult immigrant members of St. Anthony of Padua Church and to build a community of faith and friendship at the parish. Café con Ingles English as a Second Language (ESL) classes meet for approximately 1.5 hours in the school cafeteria after the conclusion of the 9:00 AM Spanish-language Mass. Before class begins at 10:30 AM, students and volunteer teachers enjoy coffee, fruit, pastries, and conversation.