The seventh annual National Mentoring Summit, February 1-3 at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown. The National Mentoring Summit is convened by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, with support from both the private and public sectors.
Ofelia Garcia, Professor at CUNY Graduate Center, will speak at a Forum on "Language, Bilingualism, and Literacy--in School and Beyond." Other panel participants include Abie Benitez and Norine Polio of the New Haven Public Schools (NHPS) and Miguel Cardona of the Meriden Public Schools. Location: Wilbur Cross H.S., 181 Mitchell Drive, New Haven. Admission is free, with light refreshments provided, but seating is limited. Program begins at 5 p.m. Please register: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) hosts information session for potential volunteer reading partners to share the pleasures of reading with public elementary school students for just one hour a week. This is a non-denominational program of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven. Training, placement, and support provided to caring, committed volunteers. Potential volunteers are invited to attend this session with Margie Gillis, Literacy How; Abie Benitez and Krista Bergin, NHPS. All are welcome; no previous experience needed. To RSVP or for more information about JCL contact Brenda Brenner at email@example.com or 203 387-2424 x 308.
Preschool Story Times are every Monday and Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 at the New Haven Public Library's Stetson branch. Enjoy stories, songs, and fun for preschool ages; call ahead to reserve a spot: Diane Brown at (203) 946-6786.
Free classes to prepare for U.S. citizenship, offered every Friday from 10:00-12:00 at the Literacy Volunteers room in Gateway Community College (with additional options through New Haven Adult Education); walk-ins are welcome.
If you can READ, you can HELP! Literacy Volunteers needs volunteers to help adults increase their reading, writing, and English speaking skills. If you are interested in being a literacy tutor, please visit www.lvagnh.org to fill out an application and learn more. Tutors are needed to work in Greater New Haven, Meriden, Wallingford and the Valley. The next training for new tutors starts in September 2016!
In cooperation with Literacy Volunteers, the New Haven Public Library is offering adults math tutoring for the GED, or for parents wishing to help their kids with math, Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm and Thursdays, 2:30-4 pm in the lower level of the main branch, 133 Elm Street. - Today
United Way and New Haven Public Schools invite you to join together for the annual Kindergarten Canvass. Volunteer teachers, principals, community members and others from across New Haven will gather to welcome the parents and families of incoming kindergartners to the New Haven Public Schools. Volunteers will knock on doors Saturday, August 27th (9:30 am-1:00 pm) and Monday, August 29 (4:30 pm-7:00 pm). To register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckdgdDVETOhZUszsk4UCOkqoh2tN6JTCV0nMRdI1L6qBwOSQ/viewform