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Kraft Family, Patriots Foundation and Gillette Present Ciro Valiente, First Literacy Board Member, With $10,000 Donation for First Literacy

Kraft Family, Patriots Foundation and Gillette Present Ciro Valiente, First Literacy Board Member, With $10,000 Donation for First Literacy

On Thursday, June 6, the Kraft Family and New England Patriots Foundation celebrated the 2024 Myra Kraft Community MVP Award Winners. They recognized 26 volunteers for their contributions to the New England community at an awards ceremony at Gillette Stadium. Ciro Valiente, First Literacy Board Member, was recognized as one of the honorees and was presented with a $10,000 donation for First Literacy.

Why First Literacy Grant Funding is Small but Mighty!

Why First Literacy Grant Funding is Small but Mighty!

Established in 1988 as a grant-making organization, First Literacy has always focused on improving Adult Basic Education in the community. Since First Literacy was created, grant funding initiatives have grown immensely. In 2023, our innovative grant-funded initiatives impacted over 1,200 adult learners throughout Massachusetts.

Why a Mother’s Literacy Matters

Why a Mother’s Literacy Matters

At First Literacy, our mission is to help adult learners improve their literacy skills. Many of those adults are mothers; and so the help we provide to these adults impacts the next generation, as well. Of course, it is essential that we educate the next generation. But did you know that “a mother’s reading skill is the greatest determinant of her children’s future academic success”?

First Literacy Raises $265,000 To Support Adult Literacy

First Literacy Raises $265,000 To Support Adult Literacy

On Thursday, April 11, sixteen teams battled it out at the State Street Channel Center, spelling words that stumped even the savviest spellers. Community Advisory Council for Crimson Lion Foundation came out on top spelling the word “diphthong” correctly.

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