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Adult Basic Education (ABE)

The Ripple Effect of Our Work

The Ripple Effect of Our Work

A Note From Executive Director, Terry Witherell I want to share with you a moving experience that I recently witnessed here at First Literacy. We have started another year of our Professional...

Mayor Flynn Saw A Need, First Literacy Filled It

Mayor Flynn Saw A Need, First Literacy Filled It

Former Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn understood that Boston was, and would always be, a city that welcomes immigrants. To meet the needs of these immigrant families and all Boston residents, Mayor...

Not a Branch, But the Root

Not a Branch, But the Root

Adult Basic Education (ABE) teachers are accustomed to feeling like they work in a forgotten branch of education. For many, education is something that happens when you’re young. Say the word...

Goal Setting For the ESOL Classroom

Goal Setting For the ESOL Classroom

Goal setting is a wonderful way for students to connect to their deeper personal and professional motivations. By uncovering and seeing progress towards defined goals, students are more likely to...

ABCD’S Summer ESOL Gardening Class

ABCD’S Summer ESOL Gardening Class

First Literacy Grants provide flexible funding to Adult Basic Education and English learning programs in Boston. We target innovative projects that are often not supported by traditional funding...