Spanglish provides virtual personalized English classes to low-income students ages 7 to 18 years from Peru through the help of college and high school volunteers.Volunteer
Our Motto: Educate. Engage. Empower
First and foremost, Spanglish aspires to bridge educational gaps and address academic inequities faced by our students by supplementing their educational needs in useful and enjoyable manner. We hope to engage our students with not only the English language but also with each other and their tutors, fostering a sense of mentorship and community. Finally, our aim is to empower our students’ futures by providing them with the tools necessary to achieve their academic, career, and personal goals.
The values of Spanglish
We believe in…
Advocating for educational equity
Respecting cultures and embracing diversity
Promoting academic agency
Learning from one another
Striving for continual improvement
The History of Spanglish Tutoring
Spanglish co-founder Valeria Leon found inspiration for Spanglish while working with underserved communities in Lima, Peru. There, she collaborated directly with members of the community to address their unique needs ranging from academic resources to infrastructure to skill-building. She spoke to parents who aspired for their children to receive affordable English classes so that they could be more successful in their future careers. Then, when the global COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, Valeria returned from college to her hometown and witnessed her community in greater need than ever before with an overwhelming number of school-aged children in Peru unable to continue their education online due to the pandemic. Using the connections she made with the Latine community at the University of Southern California, Valeria was able to create Spanglish in June 2020 alongside her sister Daniella Leon and her fellow USC classmates Yocelyn Pina and Carol Alata.
Pandemic hits Peru
First day of classes ever
Empowering Education: Our Impact
3500+ Hours of Classes
100% of Parents Recommend Spanglish
Hear from our Students and Volunteers!
“I have been working with Spanglish as a tutor and it has been such a wonderful experience getting to know a different culture, interact with my student, teach them , and learn from them as well. I got to use my Spanish in more conversational ways, got to learn a lot and would definitely love to do this again because I love teaching, Spanish, and getting to know different cultures. It was a really fun, and enriching experience for me.”