By Doris Domingo Do you like helping others and having a positive impact in your community? Do you want to get more involved in EC Boston’s projects? Are you a good team player? Do you enjoy working with other international students while practicing your English? If you answered YES to all of these questions the Volunteer Club is made for YOU! We are going to work on new projects and we want your ideas and participation. If you are interested come to our meetings during the lunch break every Wednesday at 11:45am in Room 619. The more, the merrier! If you have questions or want more information please come to the Front Desk, contact our CSR Coordinator, Doris Domingo or send her an email at email@example.com. We look forward to see you in the next Volunteer Club meeting! Don’t miss this great opportunity! Contact us today for more information on learning English at EC Boston [hs_action id=”2793″]
By Doris Domingo EC Boston did it!! Yesterday, Sunday May 1st, a group of staff and students did the Boston Walk for Hunger 2016. A walk of 10 (long) miles around the city to end hunger in Massachusetts. Despite the occasional rain the landscape was stunning as spring has finally conquered Boston with glowing green colors, blooming trees and flowers everywhere. We are very happy to announce that we reached our $150 fundraising goal in less than two weeks and hopefully EC will match our quantity soon to send a final amount of $300 to Project Bread, an Organization that develops and funds hundreds of programs that provide hunger relief to families and individuals across the state. One of the signs along the walk said that with $25 they can provide 40 meals! Thank you for all the donations and for being part of EC Boston’s challenge! Well done participants! Tip: if your legs still hurt, drink hot water with sugar before you go to bed 😉
After a month of activities and fundraising…WE DID IT!!! We have reached our objective and today we have donated $690 to Care.org to build a school! Big thanks to: -The A-M-A-Z-I-N-G EC Boston Volunteer Club. Without you, this campaign would have not been as successful! -All of our EC Boston students and staff that participated. You made this possible with your donations, this gift would not have been possible without your engagement! Thanks a million! -And last but not least, a huge thanks to EC Company & the Corporate Social Responsibility department for matching our donation by adding an extra $200! Thank you! Sincerely, Doris Domingo
By Doris Domingo At EC Boston we are loving the Dance for Charity classes! This week we danced Hawaiian Hula for the first time ever in our lives! Tiare, one of our intern teachers from Hawaii taught us how to dance a beautiful song about the rainbow = “Ānuenue” and nature. In Hula dancing there are many hand motions that represent the words in the song. For example, hand movements can signify aspect of nature, such as the rain or the beautiful land, or an action, like telling a story or smelling a flower. After the class we felt so peaceful and relaxed… we were all dreaming about visiting Hawaii and practicing our new moves near the ocean!
By Doris Domingo The Spanish Flamenco vibe invaded EC Boston last Wednesday Feb. 17th!!! A number of very talented students and teachers joined our Dance for Charity activity to discover Flamenco. They learnt the first Sevillana, a dance from Sevilla, a city in the Southern region of Andalusia in Spain. This dance can be heard mainly in fairs and festivals, including the famous Seville Fair, La Feria de Sevilla or also known as La Feria de Abril. We had so much fun! Join us in our next Dance for Charity events next week! We are VERY close to reach our goal to build a school together with CARE NGO. Monday February 22nd: Hawaiian Hula with Tiare! @11:45am in Room 518. $5 (cash only please) Wednesday February 24th: Yoga with Sara! @11:45 – Room TBD $5 (cash only please) See you all there! Let’s have fun for a good cause!
By Doris Domingo Yesterday’s Dance for Charity class was a success!! Betania, our long-term student at EC Boston and Volunteer Member from Venezuela did an amazing job teaching salsa to all the brave students who wanted to dance for charity! We collected more funds for our project and we are getting closer to reach our goal of building a school. Come to our next session on Wednesday February 17th, same time, same place, Room 518 @ 11:45am! This time get ready for some Spanish Flamenco dancing with Doris! If you have never done it or don’t know anything about it, don’t worry, we will have a short introduction at the beginning of the class to explain where it comes from, we will show some videos and then learn the first Sevillana. Don’t miss the next class, come, have fun and dance for a good cause!
By Doris Domingo Valentine’s Day is getting closer! As part of our fundraising campaign at EC Boston we have designed our own hand-made Valentine cards and we are selling them for $3. They come with a heart-shaped lollipop! If you pay $5 you get the above plus delivery service in class! Surprise your friends, teachers or love… It can be anonymous (Cupid won’t reveal the secret 😉 Pick your favorite design, spread your love and help us build a school for girls without access to education with Care NGO. Love is in the air!
Hello, students! Monday is the first of February, which means we have a whole new month of fun activities ahead. Below is the February Activity Calendar – please note there have been some slight changes to the calendar format, as we now offer a variety of types of activities: social, career-focused, academic-focused and volunteer events! Please refer to the key above the calendar to figure out what category each activity falls into. As always, don’t forget to sign up for activities on the 4th Floor activity boards. If you have any activity suggestions, drop by the front desk and let Nikita know! Learn more about full immersion English courses in Boston.
Breaking news: EC Boston has started the year READY to give back! Eight great students have volunteered to become part of this awesome project. Our objective = organize different activities and sell merchandising products designed by us to fund-raise money to send it to Care.org. Our money will be used to build a school! The past weeks, we have been working very hard to create and prepare this beautiful campaign that will start next week! Come to our first activity next Wednesday, February 3rd to Dance for Charity: Hip Hop class for $5 with Jessica! Stay tuned for our February program! Let’s build a school together!! Learn more about English courses in the USA.
Are you planning to come to EC to study in the USA to learn English? Check out our December Activity Calendar to see what’s going on at EC Boston this coming month. We have lots of fun activities planned for this month, many of them designed to help you gear up for the holiday season. We have a Second Hand Shopping trip, which will be led by teacher Katherine who will show you the best places to buy second hand things. Who doesn’t love thriving? We will also have gingerbread house making, ice skating on Frog Pond, ornament making, a ski trip and the list goes on. Don’t forget, if you like an activity, head to the 4th floor and write your name on the sign-up sheet below the activity. Then, show up at the time listed on the 5th Floor Student Lounge unless otherwise specified. We hope you enjoy December and the holidays in Boston! Please see our Activities Coordinator, Nikita, if you have any further suggestions.