I’m Katerina, the founder of ENGin, a nonprofit peer-to-peer ESL program. In the past year, we've connected more than 1,200 students with 1,000+ volunteers from over 30 countries. Ask me anything.
I’m Katerina, the founder of ENGin, a nonprofit bringing English fluency to a generation of Ukrainian students while transforming virtual volunteering in the US and beyond. Our peer-to-peer program connects students and volunteers for weekly online speaking practice sessions. Learn more about us [here](www.enginprogram.org).
When I started ENGin, I was 8 months pregnant, had no external funding, and had never run a nonprofit before. But in just under a year, we’ve made amazing progress: * 1,200+ students * 1,000+ volunteers from over 30 countries * Shout-outs in multiple national news outlets in Ukraine * A whole slate of program expansions and improvements in training, curriculum, student/volunteer leadership opportunities, etc * ...and plans for much, much more!
I have learned SO MUCH through this experience and I’m excited to share it all. Ask me anything about our ups and downs, what it’s like to start and run a nonprofit in a pandemic while parenting two young kids, big dreams vs. financial realities, and anything in between!