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Do You Know How to Help an Adult Learner in Crisis?

Do You Know How to Help an Adult Learner in Crisis?

Adult Basic Education programs are welcoming immigrants, refugees and asylees from war zones and disaster-stricken regions across the globe. These adult learners are most at risk for emotional stress disorders, but because they come from different cultures and levels of stigma around mental health, they may be hard to identify, connect with, and help.

First Literacy of Boston seeks teams for annual spelling bee fundraiser

First Literacy of Boston seeks teams for annual spelling bee fundraiser

On February 10, the First Literacy Spelling Bee was featured in The Boston Globe. The Spelling Bee is First Literacy’s largest fundraiser, having raised over $3.6 million to support adult literacy programs that provide life-changing educational opportunities for adults in Massachusetts.

Tips And Tricks to Win a Spelling Bee

Tips And Tricks to Win a Spelling Bee

Get your pencils ready – it is time to gear up for First Literacy’s 33rd Annual Spelling Bee. The Spelling Bee is a fun way to test your spelling skills in a team atmosphere while supporting adult literacy! Spelling Bees date back to the 1920s, but spelling games are on the rise again. Between Words with Friends, the New York Times Wordle, and good old fashioned Scrabble, people of all ages are puzzling their way through English words.

Applying For Grant Funding? Simple Steps to Make the Process Easier

Applying For Grant Funding? Simple Steps to Make the Process Easier

Grant funding can be the lifeblood of any nonprofit. As an organization that both applies for and awards grant funds we know first-hand the growth and development of this source of income requires careful planning, homework and a bit of luck! So where do you begin?

What Difference Does It Make?

What Difference Does It Make?

Is there anyone who doesn’t want to make a difference in the world … whether it be making a difference through their work, or in the lives of others? At First Literacy, we know that our work makes a difference. And those of you who support our work can know that you are making a difference, too.

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