On February 10, the First Literacy Spelling Bee was featured in The Boston Globe. The Spelling Bee is First Literacy’s largest fundraiser, having raised over $3.6 million to support adult literacy programs that provide life-changing educational opportunities for adults in Massachusetts.
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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.
First Literacy Celebrates Change-Makers and Innovators Impacting the Lives of Adult Learners Throughout Massachusetts
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.
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.
First Literacy scholarship winners celebrated at Faneuil Hall
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 Appoints New Chairman of the Board
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.