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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for […]
Congratulations to new US citizen, Martha Becerra Morales, who attended her oath ceremony on Friday, July 22nd.
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 […]
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!
*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 […]
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 […]