Benefit dinner for local non-profit that helps local immigrants and refugees

The theme is “Light a Life” for a benefit dinner for the local non-profit English Language Center of Cache Valley. On KVNU’s For the People program on Monday the guests were Katie Jensen and Patty Grewy, who is the chair of the benefit dinner committee. Jensen told host Jason Williams what the center accomplishes in the valley.

“Well for the past 19 years we’ve been teaching English and basic life skills to immigrants in our community, adult immigrants and that includes refugees,” Jensen explained. “There is never really a dull moment at our center.

“We’ve served students from about 107 different countries. A lot of people would say ‘You mean there are that many, that diverse a population in the Cache Valley?’ And there really is.”

Jensen said they run between about 80 to 90 separate class sections serving between 500 to 600 students each year.

The benefit dinner begins at 6:30 p.m Thursday at the Riverwoods Conference Center in Logan. They advise you arrive early. And tickets will only be sold up until 12 noon Tuesday at <a href=”” target=”_blank”></a> and also at Lee’s Marketplace in Logan.

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