I first heard of the Boston Adult Literacy Fund, (BALF) and now First Literacy, when the CEO of Eaton Vance Corp., M. Dozier Gardner, handed me a file as he was retiring in 1993.
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Standing at the base of a mountain preparing to hike to the summit can be intimidating, scary, overwhelming, and exciting. For adult learners these same feelings may resonate as they embark on their educational journey to attain a college degree. The hike may take longer than expected and there are often obstacles to overcome along the way.
In the nonprofit world, inspiration is essential. The size of the issues we address can be overwhelming, but the faces and facts can help us keep going during challenging times and can create a connection with those whose generosity is essential to our organizations.
What is a college education worth? Beyond the personal victory of earning an associates or bachelor’s degree, there are major economic and societal benefits to supporting our Black and Latinx populations in the attainment of a college degree.
Have you ever felt foreign when talking to doctors? If you find that healthcare information and medical terms are hard to understand, you are not alone.
On April 9th the First Literacy Spelling Bee was featured in The Boston Globe. While this was the 32nd year First Literacy hosted the Spelling Bee, this was the first time the event included both recorded and live components.