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Spotlight on Tutors: Anita Howell, ABE Tutor

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Anita Howell has been a tutor with Orange Literacy since 2009, and she has been working with the same student for seven years.  They started working with the Wilson Program five years ago and recently completed it.  Her student Betsy entered the program at a low-literacy level and has worked diligently to improve her reading […]

Cooking Matters – Buying Healthy Food on a Budget

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Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and Food Lion are partnering to offer “Cooking Matters”, a 90-minute tour of a grocery store and tips for buying healthy food on a budget. Interested participants should visit the Food Lion located at 602 Jones Ferry Rd. on Monday, October 24th starting at 3:15pm to register. Tours will run every 15 […]

ESOL Tutors Needed

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Help! We need volunteer tutors for adult ESOL classes for parents at Efland-Cheeks Global Elementary School. Classes meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings, from 6-8pm. Classes run from September-December 2016. Time commitment is 5-7 hours per week. We provide training and support. No previous experience is required! Interested? Contact Heather Bucurel at 919-914-6153 or hbucurel@orangeliteracy.org for […]

And Another New Citizen

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Congratulations to new US citizen, Martha Becerra Morales, who attended her oath ceremony on Friday, July 22nd.          

The Art of the Bike

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Check out Orange Literacy’s contribution to the Art of the Bike exhibit. It will be on display at Perch Studio during the July 8th 2nd Friday ArtWalk and somewhere (location TBD) around town later this month. Our thanks to the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition (http://bikecarrboro.com) and the Arts Committee of the Carrboro Branch of the Orange County […]

Congrats to Our Newest Citizens!

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Our congratulations to Mu Nwe, YuWah Thein, HanWah Thein, Katherin Arboleda and Ali Duhham – all of whom will be celebrating their first July 4th holiday as U.S. citizens!

A Conversation Between Sandra Brown and Chuck Adams

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*Chuck Adams is on the board of Orange Literacy and the executive editor at Algonquin Books. While working at his last publishing house, Simon & Schuster, he edited several of Sandra Brown’s novels.  Sandra Brown is featured at this year’s Writers for Readers Book and Author event. Chuck: It seems these days that every book […]

An Interview with Author Julia Dahl

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Julia Dahl is one of the featured authors at the 9th Annual Writers for Readers Book and Author Event, April 5, 201 at the Friday Center. Click here for more information. What was your inspiration for Invisible City and for your main character, Rebekah? It’s a bit of a long story, but, in a nutshell, when I […]

Celebrating Our AmeriCorps

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To celebrate AmeriCorps Week, we offer updates on our current AmeriCorps members as well as a couple of former AmeriCorps members who are still working in the field of literacy. For over 10 years now, AmeriCorps members always helped to  increase our capacity to serve our students.  We could not provide the level of services […]

Q&A with Author Tim Johnston (Descent)

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Author Tim Johnston will be joining us April 5th for our 9th Annual Writers for Readers. Click here for more information. Descent is the first novel you have written for an adult readership. How did you settle on this subject, the disappearance of a teenage girl, as the starting point, and when you began writing, did […]