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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!

Family Literacy – 12.9.2015

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Parent and Child Together Time is always a fun time at our Family Literacy classes.  Today, students sang, “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” read the book Maisy’s Bedtime and then made pandas to match Maisy’s favorite stuffed animal.

MBA Students Partner for Career Workshops

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Over the course of a Saturday morning in late November, several ABE and advanced ESOL students met in our office to work side-by-side with volunteer MBA graduate student mentors from UNC-CH’s Kenan Flagler Business School. Together with their mentors, Orange Literacy students discussed their past, present and future jobs and goals, and each pair used […]

Our Newest Citizens

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Congratulations to Ilail Tengono and Berthe Mairounga, two of our ESOL and Citizenship students. Both Ilail and Berthe passed their citizenship tests last week! And our thanks tutors Ed Blount and Abbie Tom, who helped them reach this milestone. Well done everyone!  

Pharmacy Students Offer Workshops

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On October 22, five UNC Pharmacy students offered instruction and 1:1 guidance to our Tuesday/Thursday evening Intermediate ESOL class. Our students had a blast working individually with a pharmacy student to learn about nutrition for themselves and their families; not to mention practicing their English!  The Pharmacy students will continue to offer these workshops on a […]

The Journey to Citizenship

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By Ashley France – AmeriCorps Member 2013-2015 Thanks to the citizenship class taught by tutor Ed Blount, and the one-on-one pair led by another tutor, Abbie Tom, three of our students have been able to take and pass their citizenship tests.  I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking to Laura Ornelas, one of […]