1104 14th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205, US

(941) 745-1659

Adult English LEARNING CENTER in Bradenton

Our Incredible Administrative Staff


Elena Farkas - Program Director


We are excited to have Elena as a new program director because of her vast experience as a teacher and administrator. She  enthusiastically embraces Project Light mission to teach adults English language skills that are necessary to function at home, on the job, and in the community. Thank you, Elena!


Diane Draper

Diane is one of our administrative assistants and has been with Project Light for over 14 years.  

Thank you, Diane!


Grace Seibel

Grace is another volunteer administrative assistant who keeps daily operations running smoothly.  

Thank you, Grace!

Our Volunteer Teachers


The success of our school is dependent on our volunteer teachers.

The teachers who volunteer at Project Light are special people who give their time and expertise to help others.  

Volunteer Teachers

Our volunteer teachers come from a variety of backgrounds.  Basic requirements are good English skills, patience, and empathy.  Training sessions for new volunteers are available.  Retired teachers with experience in ESOL/ESL are a plus. 

If you are interested in helping out:

Please contact us via email or by the telephone number listed on our Home Page.  We simply ask that you commit to teaching one day a week for 2-1/2 hours.  First steps to volunteering are coming in for interview and observing our classes.  We'll work with you to accommodate your schedule and vacation.

Our classes are small but focused

The number of students in a classroom will vary between two and twelve students.   Attendance from week to week varies depending on the students' schedules. 

You do not have to teach

If you would like to help out but do not want to teach, there are other opportunities here at Project Light.  Just call us or send us an email, and we'll be glad to work with you.  


Our Volunteer Board of Directors

Michael Wolsh


Board President

Ann Griffin


Board Member and 

Founder of Project Light

Father Tom Bielawa


Treasurer (Retired)

Kim Scalzitti


Board Member

Charlie Cunningham


Vice President

Randy Cooper



New Addition to the Board

Richard Gerald Monteleone


New addition to the board

Marc-Henry Jean


Marc-Henry is a former student of Project Light and now Board member.