• Danny Karp
  • Benji Kemper
  • Edwin Morales
  • Leila Small (CIT)
  • Michele Etzbach (CIT) 

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Language and Cultural Enrichment

Language and Cultural Enrichment (LaCE) is a tutoring and mentoring program that pairs Brandeis students with English Language Learners (ELL) from the middle schools in Waltham in order to build the ELL students’ confidence in speaking English.

Population Served: Kennedy Middle School and McDevitt Middle School students in grades 6-8 enrolled in the ELL Program
Community Partners: Kennedy Middle School ELL teachers and students
Transportation: After school on Thursdays, a bus supervised by Brandeis students picks up students at Kennedy and McDevitt and brings them to the Brandeis campus. At the end of the program the bus brings the students to various drop-off locations in Waltham.  

How to Participate:
Kennedy and McDevitt Middle School Students
Contact your guidance counselor or ELL teacher
Brandeis Students E-mail the program coordinators at

Volunteer Time Commitment:
Two hours per week on Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m.