On May 13, 2013, one year, one month, and two weeks after ESL to Go was established, the mobile classroom arrived in Nashville.

What started out as this: ESLtoGO

Turned into this:

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WE DID IT!

And by we, we mean TFLI and ESL to Go staff, the resettlement and refugee service agencies we partnered with, our friends and family who cheered us along, and our students who believe in the hope they have found in Nashville.

So how does it feel? It feels pretty darn great.

Here are some first shots of the truck. AND BE SURE to save the date, June, 22, for our Meet the Truck Party, when you can tour the big guy and enjoy amazing international food and music.

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It’s fair to say it was slightly bigger than we expected.

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TFLI’s ESL staff have found their new favorite classroom.

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So much behind the door.

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The image, designed by Lissa Fecht, depicts a woman on her journey towards literacy. As she nears the Nashville skyline, she trades the package on her head for books.

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This would NOT have been possible without the amazing foundations who supported this project.

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Basking in the sun, in all her glory.

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