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Finding Inspiration with Faces and Facts

Finding Inspiration with Faces and Facts

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.

Who Was Phillis Wheatley?

Who Was Phillis Wheatley?

At First Literacy, our most generous donors are recognized as being part of the Phillis Wheatley society. This amazing woman, was stolen from her family in Africa at the age of eight, brought to Boston in 1761 on a slave ship not speaking a word of English, and wrote her first poem in English four years later.

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...