OUR IMPACT IN FISCAL YEAR 2021

Our impact grew in 2021. First Literacy awarded a record number of scholarships to adult learners and provided grants of up to $15,000. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, First Literacy professional development workshops continued to be held virtually, allowing us to break outside the Metro-Boston area and reach more adult educators. In the coming year we look forward to a hybrid approach for our workshops so we can impact adult educators in even more cities and towns throughout Massachusetts.

7,890

Adult learners impacted by First Literacy programs

16

First-time scholarship applicants received awards

14

Continuing students were awarded with second, third or fourth year scholarships

816

Hours of FREE teacher training

77

First-time workshop attendees

204

Adult educators attended workshops

81

Different participant programs represented at workshops

30

Cities and towns reached outside Metro-Boston area

13

Metro-Boston neighborhoods reached

293

Adult learners benefited from First Literacy funded projects

$27,800

Awarded in First Literacy grants to support the development and trail of innovative Adult Basic Education projects and programs