2013 TOYOTA MOTHER OF INVENTION

Maile Molin

English @ Work

Molin got the idea for ENGLISH @ WORK while studying for her Master's degree at the University of Texas and waiting tables at Guero's Taco Bar. As a way to help her immigrant co-workers learn English, she set up classes at the restaurant and began teaching them.

Since then, the organization has served more than 700 immigrants and their employers across central Texas. In 2014, ENGLISH @ WORK joined forces with the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas to ensure that this innovative programming would continue to change the lives of students across the region.