Volume 5, Issue 9
The Insider, the monthly newsletter of LVA, Essex & Passaic Counties, will keep you in the loop on all of the organization’s upcoming events.
Help us celebrate the achievements of our students, tutors, and teachers at the Annual Awards Ceremony, East Orange Public Library, on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 pm.
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,
With everything else that’s going on this week, please take a moment to remember all those who perished in the attacks of September 11th, 16 years ago this week, and please remember as well all those who died due to illnesses related to the rescue and recovery efforts.
Save the date: On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, from 6-8 pm, we’ll celebrate our students, tutors, and teachers at Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex & Passaic Counties’ Annual Awards Ceremony. Come hear our students and tutors share their stories of struggle and triumph at the East Orange Public Library, 21 South Arlington Avenue, East Orange, NJ 07018.
Tutors, have a student who deserves to be recognized for their accomplishments at our annual award ceremony? Let us know who and why and we’ll do the rest.
The Coalition on Adult Basic Education, or COABE, will offer several free adult education webinars this fall. The next, “Preparing Yourselves and Your Adult Students for Success in WIOA: Teaching Best Career Practices with WorkWise!” takes place Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017, at 2 pm. The webinar will teach ways to build your learners’ reading, writing, and critical skills while learning key job readiness principles. To register: goo.gl/5Hiwrp
The Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ (JVS) will hold free U.S. Citizenship classes at the Bloomfield Public Library, Saturdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For more information contact Inna Kramers at firstname.lastname@example.org 862-704-2283.
In the News
To view the following stories, copy and paste the highlighted website into an internet search bar.
NJ DACA Immigrants to Trump: We’re living in limbo,’ Asbury Park Press goo.gl/9nhTKh
‘8 effective and creative ways to learn a new language as an adult,’ Insider Picks https://goo.gl/ZKSp5C
‘6 Benefits of Learning a Language for Seniors,’ SeniorHomes.com https://goo.gl/cmEV86
‘Springfield Cardinals Learn English as a Second Language,’ ky3.com https://goo.gl/TfLRxC
Arianny, a basic literacy student who advanced several levels in a single year, enjoys studying Shakespeare with her tutor, David Baumbach.
Tutor Support Workshop
“How Understanding Personality Can Improve Your Tutoring,”
with Stephanie Mazzeo-Caputo
Bloomfield Public Library
90 Broad Street, 2nd Floor Boardroom
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Monday, September 18, 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm
“Writing Prompts for the Classroom”
with Erik Jacobson
Bloomfield Public Library (see address above)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm
Tutor Training Workshops
Montclair Public Library
by Mary Kao
50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
Saturdays, 12:15-3:45 pm
October 7, 14, 21, 28, & November 4, 2017
Hilton Branch, Maplewood Memorial Library
by Mary O’Connor
1688 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Mondays and Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 pm
October 23, 26, 30, November 2, 6, & 9, 2017
Getting to Know Us
“The amazing fertility of the older mind; It’s never too late to learn - if you go about it the right way,” BBC.com
Getting to Know Us