As we eagerly wait for the start of Adult Education and Family Literacy Week for 2015, we wanted to share the latest happenings from around the country. We will be passing along even more news next week. A heartfelt thank you to all who have contributed so far. Please keep your ideas and links coming in!
From NCL Members:
COABE is asking members to share their “Keys for Success” on its Facebook Page to “celebrate adult learners’ journeys and those who inspired” or mentored them along the journey. They encourage posting a picture or video with a “key to success” through September 26.
Education Development Center has written a blog post on “Tuning into Adult Literacy”, featuring TV411.org, in honor/celebration of next week’s National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2015.
NCL board members from World Education and MAACE announce a new toolkit for Welcoming Week. Adult educators are encouraged to use these activities in the classroom for #AEFL week: http://www.welcomingamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/World_Ed_Welcoming_Week_Toolkit_Final.pdf
#WelcomingWeek has been happening all week! The global welcoming movement is gaining speed like never before. From Germany to the UK to Alaska and Georgia, communities are welcoming and celebrating immigrants. Check out the welcoming movement at http://bit.ly/welcomingmovement.
Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) held a ribbon cutting and open house for its new GED® Testing Center, Thursday, September 3 at its Milledgeville Campus.
The Mayor of Rome, Georgia, Jamie Doss, proclaimed Adult Education and Family Literacy Week at Georgia Northwestern Technical College at an assembly of adult learners. “Never, never, never, give up,” Doss told the adult learners, who ranged in age from 16 to 60. He told them that getting their GED high school equivalency credential is equally as important to the community as it is to them reaching their full potential.
Summerville Adult Education and Chattooga County Literacy Council celebrated Adult Education and Family Literacy Week with a proclamation signed by Commissioner Jason Winters at an Open House on September 10.
Menifee County Adult Education is planning a Community Literacy Walk in Frenchburg on Thursday, September 24.
Coffee lovers in Kalamazoo, Michigan, will drink to literacy next week. On September 26, Water Street Coffee Joint will host a Literacy Connection Benefit featuring Kalamazoo (MI) Mayor Bobby Hopewell. “We are supporting the Kalamazoo Literacy Council because it demonstrates the best qualities at work in our community: collaboration, dedicated volunteers, and a commitment to provide quality adult instruction and resources,” the Mayor stated. “Through these efforts we are opening the doors for hundreds of adult learners who want to improve their skills.”
The Adult Education Foundation of Blount County is hosting a “Banter, Bluegrass and Brunch” as a fundraiser on September 26.
From Washington, DC:
Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School is celebrating with an Advocacy Day on September 24 and an Essay Contest.