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Facts and Figures That Convey the Importance of Adult Literacy

Facts and Figures That Convey the Importance of Adult Literacy

September marks the unofficial start of back-to-school season and some important dates that bring to attention the importance of literacy. The dates are important to recognize and the facts and figures behind the importance of adult literacy can help you tell the story to your friends, family, and local government.

Common Obstacles Adult Learners Face Over the Summer and How to Overcome Them

Common Obstacles Adult Learners Face Over the Summer and How to Overcome Them

Summer in New England is a treat. The warmer weather often brings beach days, BBQs, and a break from the daily grind. For adult learners, summer may also mean a break from classes, which can be a good reset; but it can also create challenges and obstacles in the fall when it is time to return to the classroom.

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?

Adventure in the ESOL Classroom: What might that look like?

Adventure in the ESOL Classroom: What might that look like?

Picture this … a group of English language learners arrive for their first class, some more guarded than others about COVID and learning another language. Yet all understand that the consequences of not gaining English proficiency presents a considerable and probably more significant longer-term risk.

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