Sunday, October 18, 2015

Literacy – Spanning North America: Ottawa Canada :: Bryan TX :: Menlo Park CA :: Montgomery AL

Free Literacy Program Helping People in Bryan
KAGSTV.com: 9.16.2015  VIDEO

For Celeste Morgan, learning English isn't easy.

She grew up speaking Spanish, but she now works for a preschool in Bryan, where knowing English is a must.

"I want to be better with my language and it's very hard,” she said. “I listen to English, you know, and I live in the country.”

It’s one of the reasons, why she chose to participate in a local program.

The Bryan library system is giving people a much needed tool to improve their quality of life.  

Through donations from the Dollar General Foundation and The Institute of Museum and Library services, adults can receive free English lessons.

The family literacy librarian at Clara B. Mounce Library says 75 people are enrolled in the ESL class.  READ MORE !

Resolution promotes area literacy
Nearly 14,000 adults in the Montgomery area are reading at a second grade level or below and a resolution signed by Mayor Todd Strange on Wednesday hopes to bring awareness to the need for literacy.

The resolution, sponsored through the Capital Area Adult Literacy Council marks next week, Sept. 20-26 as the National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week in Montgomery.

“An educated community can be lots of things,” Strange said. “Like full service community schools. If we can get the Capital Area Adult Literacy Council into schools, we can reach students’ parents, or guardians who can take advantage of GED opportunities.”

For 30 years, the council has been helping those in the Montgomery improve their writing and has helped more than 5,000 people improve their reading and writing for job employment and personal betterment. They have also trained more than 3,000 volunteers.  READ MORE !

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