Highlights

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 […]

Needed – Instructor for Gateway Village Apartments GED Class

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Orange Literacy is seeking a part-time (approximately 5-6 hours per week) GED instructor to teach a multi-level class of adult students whose goals include preparing for and passing the GED exams. The class is open to all residents of the Gateway Village apartment complex in Hillsborough and will be held on-site in a small multi-purpose computer […]

Celebrating Another Successful Semester at Family Literacy

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Thanks to our partners – the Orange County Partnership for Young Children, El Centro Hispano, and the Fairview Child and Family Center – the Family Literacy classes last semester were incredible!!!  A few photos from our end-of-semester celebrations:  

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 […]

Needed – Civics Education Program Coordinator

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Orange Literacy is looking for a Program Coordinator to work with adults participating in our Civics Education Program. This is a two-year position, based on available funding. Duties include managing students, contract instructors and volunteer tutors, as well as program management – scheduling, logistics, data management, student tracking, tutor training, student progress evaluation and reporting. The […]