Category: Community

An Idea for a Self-sustaining Nonprofit

As reported by the Fargo Monthly, an interesting idea for creating a business that will provide total support for a nonprofit enterprise. Local Surgeon Builds 100 Percent Self-Sufficient Nonprofit, The JTG Foundation by Andrew Jason on Nov 22, 2016 Not settled with just giving…

Good News for a Change

“For the entire history of the human species until the 1960s, a majority of adults were illiterate. Now 85 percent of adults worldwide are literate and the share is rising,” Nicholas Kristof notes in a September 22 New York Times op-ed, The Best News…

A Resolution That Sees Beyond the Self

In her January 14 column, Lonnae O’Neal suggests that, for this new year, we resolve to be mindful of others — and act on that awareness consistently, responsibly, and respectfully. Must the poor lose privacy before we give? by Lonnae O’Neal, wapo.st/lonnae I had…

The Power of Singing

“It fosters a strong sense of community and a sense of hope … a sense of a life beyond where I am now.” An inspiring day-after-Thanksgiving story about the Atlanta Homeward Choir by Colby Itkowitz of the Washington Post. A carol from the homeless:…

Why Adult Basic Education Matters

Minnesota Adult Basic Education has a YouTube channel where they are posting a series of Hot Ideas videos on Why ABE Matters. In the six 30-minute videos, adult ed professionals give TED-Talk-like presentations based in their experience working with adults who are developing literacy…

(Re) Introducing Key Words

Friends and colleagues, after a great ten-year run at the Center for Applied Linguistics, I am moving on to new challenges and new adventures. Over the summer I will be transitioning from staff to consultant status, and by autumn I will once again be…