Spotlight On Innovation In Adult Basic Education

first literacy 2022 spotlight on innovation
first literacy spotlight on innovation 2022

Friday, December 2, 2022

See innovation in Adult Basic Education at its best and hear from one of Boston’s most passionate change-makers. Join us for the First Literacy Spotlight on Innovation in Adult Basic Education on December 2!  Event highlights include:

  • Keynote speaker Monique Tú Nguyen, Director of the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement for the City of Boston will speak about each person’s need to share their story and the deepest desire to understand and to be understood. 
  • First Literacy 2021-2022 grant recipient presentations showcasing newly tested and implemented innovative and impactful curriculum resources and initiatives.
  • Networking with educators, directors, and First Literacy donors.
  • Q&A panel with grant recipients and Director Nguyen.

This year the event will be held at Bunker Hill Community College. For more information about the First Literacy Spotlight on Innovation in Adult Basic Education contact Bryan McCormick at

Directions to Bunker Hill Community College
Parking at Bunker Hill Community College
Bunker Hill Community College map with event location

Registration is recommended but not required. 

Keynote Speaker: Monique Tú Nguyen

Monique Tú Nguyen Headshot First Literacy Spotlight 2022 Keynote SpeakerMonique Tú Nguyen is the Director of the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement and leads the department to advance stability, economic empowerment, civic ownership, and social integration for immigrants in Boston. She is committed to advocating for immigrants in Boston and building community to further equity and belonging.

Director Nguyen has extensive experience in community-driven leadership and economic and racial justice. Prior to this appointment, she served as Executive Director of Matahari Women Workers’ Center for 10 years, advancing the rights and protections for domestic workers, women, immigrants, and their families. She’s also been recognized for her leadership of the MassUndocuFund, a million dollar COVID-19 cash relief fund for immigrant workers, and for spearheading the successful passage of the Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2014.

Director Nguyen is from Vancouver, Canada, and a proud daughter of Vietnam War refugees. She speaks English, Vietnamese, and is learning Spanish. She loves to cook, dance, hike, and dream and scheme about community building.

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