Tag: community

Adult Ed & Family Literacy Week 2017

AEFL Week is here! And here are links to resources that you can use to promote adult education and family literacy in your communities and with your legislators. National Coalition for Literacy resource page: http://national-coalition-literacy.org/adult-education-and-family-literacy-week/aefl-week-resources/ World Education blog series on The Well: http://thewell.worlded.org/raising-our-civic-voices/ TESOL…

Highlighting Literacy Success Stories

This week two corporations that have long supported adult and family literacy are launching a new social media campaign “aimed at educating customers on the positive impact literacy and reading advancements can make in one’s life and inspiring people to continually look to learn…

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…

The Divide Isn’t Just Digital

A powerful infographic on the divide between those who have attended college and those who have not, from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University. “Out of the 11.6 million jobs created in the post-recession economy, 11.5 million went to workers…

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, part 2

  Here is an update from Colby Itkowitz on the Atlanta Homeward Choir’s trip to Washington, DC, where they sang at the Lincoln Memorial and at the White House. Itkowitz writes: “Suddenly these men, who for most of their days feel invisible, were seen.”…

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:…