The First Literacy Spotlight on Innovation in Adult Basic Education included presentations from organizations that received First Literacy grants last year and featured keynote speaker Monique Tú Nguyen, Director of the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement for the City of Boston.
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First Literacy Hosts Open House Thanking Supporters and Showcasing Progress Towards Eradicating Low Literacy Throughout Massachusetts
On September 21 First Literacy opened its doors to the public for the first time in two years. Like many other organizations, the pandemic forced the First Literacy office to close resulting in virtual gatherings.
On August 18 Boston Mayor Michelle Wu hosted the 2022 First Literacy Scholarship Ceremony at the Great Hall in Boston. The ceremony celebrated the 33 adult learners who were awarded First Literacy Scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year.
First Literacy is pleased to announce Jim Nolan, previously First Literacy‘s Vice President of the Board has been appointed as new Chairman of the Board. Effective July 1, Nolan succeeds Jeff Beale, who recently stepped down after serving as Chairman for the past fourteen years.
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.
On Thursday, April 7, at First Literacy’s 32nd annual Spelling Bee, State Street Corporation received special recognition; by being the first to receive the “First Literacy Champion Award”.