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Spotlight: Shreya Mirlekar

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Meet Shreya Mirlekar, Orange Literacy’s first “Transitions” student to obtain full-time employment. The pilot Transitions Program is led by a part-time Transitions Advisor, Sarah Cooley, who provides counseling—one on one and in group settings—to high-level ESOL students wishing to further their education and employment goals while in the US. Shreya Mirlekar came to the US […]

Student Spotlight: Matias Reyes

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Matias Reyes and his wife moved from Chile for her job as a PE teacher in Carrboro.  He registered as a student with Orange Literacy in January 2017 to improve his English while gaining more experience in listening and speaking.  He currently attends the Career Development class at Orange County Joblink Center and studies online […]

In-Service Training: Language Experience Approach

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Students’ narratives are both empowering and informative in any classroom setting.  They allow students to share their knowledge with others and provide text examples that can then be used for language practice and literacy skill development.  Come learn about the Language Experience Approach and how to implement it with your classes during this in-service training.  […]

Representative David Price Visits Karen Community Center

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Monday’s Citizenship class at the Karen Community Center in Carrboro began like any other. Refugees from Burma packed into the small church building to learn about English spelling conventions, geography, and American government. However, there was a palpable sense of anticipation in the room that had not been apparent in other classes. This was the day […]

Tutor Tips – January 2017

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Eager for a list of recommended websites to use? Look no further! Check out this great website for free resources, grouped into a number of subjects such as Adult Learner Websites, Computer and Internet Skills, Tutor Online Learning for ABE and ESL, and more! http://www.litworks.org/teaching_adults.html Idioms—we use them every day, but how can you explain […]

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 […]

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 […]

24 Hours of Literacy

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International Literacy Day is September 8th To celebrate, we offer 24 hours of literacy-related posts. Midnight Books are a uniquely portable magic. —Stephen King 1am “When writing the constitution for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, John Adams wrote: I must judge for myself, but how can I judge, how can any man judge, unless his mind has been […]

Quick! We need another AmeriCorps!

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We have an immediate need for another minimum time AmeriCorps member! We’re looking for an energetic, creative, hardworking individual to support our Adult Literacy, ESOL and general programs as a minimum time AmeriCorps member. This individual will work directly with Orange Literacy staff, students, tutors and volunteers to help adult learners build the reading, writing, basic math, […]

Looking for New AmeriCorps

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As we say farewell to our FY2014-2015 AmeriCorps members, we’re looking for someone to fill their shoes. We have one opening left for a new full-time AmeriCorps member.  We’re looking for an energetic, creative, hardworking individual to support our Adult Literacy, ESOL and general programs. This person will work directly with Orange Literacy staff, students, […]