Volume 4, Issue 12
The Insider, the monthly newsletter of LVA, Essex & Passaic Counties, will keep you in the loop on all of the organization’s upcoming events.
Perrine Robinson-Geller’s workshops are always popular with our tutors. Last month was no exception as eager tutors gathered to hear her tips on helping new readers.
Literacy Volunteers of America Essex & Passaic Counties
90 Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
(973) 566-6200, ext. 217 or 225
195 Gregory Avenue, 2nd Floor, Passaic, NJ 07055
Cristhian Barcelos -Executive Director
Russell Ben Ali -Recruitment & Training Coordinator
Jorge Chavez -Data Processing Coordinator
Debbie Graham -Education Coordinator
Mary O’Connor -Trainer & Tutor Support Specialist
Marisol Ramirez -Student Coordinator
Greetings LVA Family.
It’s been quite a year. We battled our way to the library in the aftermath of a furious snowstorm, celebrated as four of our students took home NJALL writing contest awards, and struggled to meet the state’s demand that our students double the hours they spend learning English each month.
Thanks to all of you for helping us get through it. We wish you a safe, happy end of 2016 and a great new year.
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Perrine Robinson-Geller of Literacy New Jersey gives fabulous tutor support workshops. Everyone knows it and, for that reason, the Boardroom at the Bloomfield Public Library was crowded last month with tutors anxious to hear her strategies and techniques for helping new readers. For info on this month’s workshop, “Shaping the Future of Adult Education in New Jersey,” with our director, Cristhian Barcelos, please see Page 2.
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Following this year’s contentious presidential campaign, both the New Jersey Association for Lifelong Learning (NJALL), and the American Library Association (ALA), released statements last month that denounced acts like bigotry, racism, discrimination, sexism, and Islamophobia. You can read the full texts via:
In the News
To view the following stories, copy and paste the highlighted website into an internet search bar.
‘Newark Public Library Foundation awarded $1 million grant to support family literacy,’ Carnegie Foundation. goo.gl/CdSTAo
NJ school uses dog therapy to improve students’ English, NJ Advance Media, https://goo.gl/ibGFP8
No constitutional right to literacy, Michigan tells Detroit students, Detroit News, goo.gl/pxLkjS
‘6 Potential Brain Benefits of Bilingual Education,’ National Public Radio, https://goo.gl/KnVEkt
Fed up with her factory job, Kenny, an LVA student at a Passaic Public Library ESL class, immersed herself in English studies and found work as a substitute teacher.
Tutor Support Workshops
“Shaping the Future of Adult Education
in New Jersey,”
with Cristhian Barcelos
Bloomfield Public Library
90 Broad Street, 2nd fl Boardroom
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Tutor Training Workshops
Montclair Public Library
50 S. Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042
Saturdays, January 28-February 25, 2017
Belleville Public Library
221 Washington Ave
Belleville, NJ 07109
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
March 7-23, 2017
Getting to Know Us
Larry Reilly is passionate about opera and tutoring. He often manages to work the musical art form into his tutoring sessions with students.
“Now, I can read bigger words. ... I can pick up a menu in a restaurant and read it."
Getting to Know Us (cont.)