Crossing Communities

We work with a Fiscal Agent called Crossing communities . The contact person is Hirut Tilleskjor here email address is [email protected]Checks can made out to Crossing communities but on the memo to” women at the well” that way they cannot locate that fund towards our work they are the fiscal agents for many other smaller nonprofit like us. Thank you so much and if you have any further information please let me know.

I greatly appreciate it you’re willing to help.

Have a wonderful day!

We are happy to announce our 2016 Minnesota English Learner Education Conference keynote speakers!

Friday, October 14, 2016 Shegitu Kebede Permann2016 Friday Keynote Speaker

MN EL Education Conference Keynote Address


On Friday, October 14th, Ms. Shegitu Kebede Permann, Founder and President of Women International at the Well, will give a keynote address that focuses on inspiring teachers to recognize and accept the tremendous opportunities and potential available to make real and lasting differences in the lives of their students. Drawing on her own life experiences as a former refugee, award-winning social entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker, Ms. Kebede Permann shares her insights and passion about making a difference in the lives of young people.

Ms. Shegitu Kebede Permann will lead a follow-up discussion to her keynote address and will answer questions. The session will focus on the crucial roles we can each play in our schools and communities to create environments of nurturing and belonging so that all of our students have the courage and support to use their talents to positively impact their own communities.


Saturday, October 15, 2016 Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D.

Advocating for Diverse ELs in Minnesota: Issues and Strategies2016 Saturday Keynote Speaker

In this session, the presenter will share her vision of advocating for ELs, highlight key advocacy issues for ELs in Minnesota, and suggest practical strategies for educators to foster equity for ELs in the state.

Follow-up Session: Honing your Advocacy and Leadership Skills to Support ELs

To successfully advocate for ELs, educators must position themselves as leaders and form alliances to create positive change. This session focuses on developing leadership skills that you can leverage to extend your sphere of influence and benefit ELs in your school, district, and the state.

MELEd Breakout Session Handout 1

MELEd Breakout Handout 2