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As a city with a deep immigrant history, Lawrence must be prepared to welcome newcomer English Language Learners (ELLs) in its classrooms and provide them with a world-class education. ENLACE (Engaging Newcomers in Language and Content Education) serves 9th and 10th grade aged ELLs who have been in the U.S. for less than two years and are just beginning their English language development. We are a voluntary program whose mission is to provide newcomer students with the academic and linguistic foundation and socio-emotional supports that will allow them to transition successfully and quickly into the mainstream high school environment, on track to pursue a college or career of their choice. Through this process, we empower our students to proudly and purposefully develop their multilingual and multicultural identities.