About Us

Summer Teacher Retreat

This summer, First Literacy hosted our first annual teacher retreat.

Professional Development Workshops

We provide free professional development to support dedicated teachers as they learn and grow as professionals.

The 29th Annual Corporate Spelling Bee

Join us Thursday, April 5, 2018 for a night of food, fun, and philanthropy to support adult literacy education!

First Literacy Lab Grants

We offer flexible funding for the testing and implementation of innovative ideas in Adult Basic Education.

Scholarships for Adult Learners

We provide scholarships for adult learners attending college.

Our Mission



First Literacy’s mission is to ensure that adults with low-literacy or limited English proficiency have high-quality educational opportunities that enable them to thrive as individuals and as family members, in their workplaces, and in their communities.

Our Initiatives



For Adult Learners

  • Scholarships
  • Mentor pairings to ensure success

For Their Teachers

For Their Programs

  • Flexible grant funding
  • On-site technical assistance and support

First Literacy serves adult learners, their teachers, and their programs with a multi-faceted approach that annually reaches an average of 5000 adult learners and 200 teachers in 150 programs across Massachusetts.

 

The Importance of Adult Education



Our national dialogue on education often overlooks adults who, for many reasons, did not receive an education in their childhood or youth, or are struggling to learn English to make a life in the United States. They have trouble finding and keeping employment, helping their children with homework, understanding instructions from healthcare providers — but adult education empowers, lifts each adult learner, their family, and their community.

First Literacy Scholar and Board member, Ciro Valiente, says it best —Watch the video.

 

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