Maile Broccoli-Hickey

English at Work

Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development

Education

North America, USA

http://englishatwork.org/
YouTube blog

Maile Broccoli-Hickey 2007 Global Fellow

Bold Idea 

Establish English language classes for low-income immigrants at their workplaces, eliminating the lengthy waiting list period common to traditional ESL programs and forging partnerships between employers and their employees.

 
Biography 

Maile Broccoli-Hickey has been involved in immigrant services in Houston and Austin for over 13 years. During that time, she has worked as an English instructor, translator/interpreter, program manager, and advocate. Maile is a graduate of the LBJ School of Public Affairs where her research focused on adult language acquisition and immigrant rights. She draws equally on the education she received as a secretary, food service, and factory employee in her work supporting Texas' immigrant community. Maile founded English at Work while waiting tables at Guero's Taco Bar in 2005.