Congratulations to 5 of our staff members, Ashley, Elizabeth, Harriet, Heidy, Jennifer, and their classmates for completing English for Life’s TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification program!
Did you know Greenville Literacy accepts used book donations year round? You may drop off books at our McAlister Square office Monday – Friday from 9am-4pm. Call us at 467-3456 and we’ll meet you outside with a cart for easy delivery.
**Please bring your books in substantial handled bags or small boxes. We don’t want you or any of our staff or volunteers injured trying to lift heavy boxes.
All donations are tax deductible and receipts are available.
Greenville Literacy Association’s Annual Awards Ceremony is our chance to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our students and hard work and dedication of our volunteers. This year’s ceremony was held at Brookwood Church on October 13th. Students and volunteers were encouraged to bring their families. A reception and social took place immediately following the ceremony.
Here are a few pictures from the event.
Greenville Literacy was the recipient of the Greenville Breakfast Rotary
Club 3-year pledge of $4,290. This pledge is part of an on-going
partnership between Greenville Literacy and Rotary Clubs of Greenville
County. The funds will be used to provide GED test scholarships for adult
students, assist with renovations at McAlister Square to increase the
classroom space and enhance technology for students. Greenville Rotary
clubs have a long-standing relationship with Greenville Literacy as part of
their philanthropic focus on education.
You made the 2014 Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale a huge success!
We’re already looking ahead to the 2015 sale. You can drop off your donations for the 2015 book sale at our McAlister Square center Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm.
Here is some feedback from a couple this year’s shoppers, below:
“In case you wonder if your book sale makes people happy, here is proof. My daughter took this picture of her 3 year old. Tonight, while she was putting to bed his younger brother, he arranged all the books she had purchased for him at the Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale, in the order that he wanted them read to him. Many of them were bilingual, which means that his father could work with him on his Spanish. He even brought one with him to church this morning, which he “read” during his cousin’s baptismal service.
Thanks to you, your staff and your volunteers for putting together such a mammoth event! Please know that you make it very affordable for young families to get excited about books and reading.”
Thank you to all of the presenters and volunteers who made out 2014 Spring In-Service and Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast a great success.
You will find a list of topics that were covered and some pictures from the event, below.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Sessions:
Number Sense – Marti Johnson
Reading Strategies for Language Arts, Science & Social Studies – Anna Woodham and Tiffany Cherry
Hands-on Activities for ABE Classrooms - Bonnie Anderson, Kaila Moon,Laura Scott
English as a Second Language (ESL) Sessions:
Technology in the ESL Classroom – Tonya Creamer
Improving Student Retention – Tonya Creamer
My Story, My Voice: Defying Expectations was a free dramatic storytelling performance, held at the Warehouse Theater (WHT), featuring GLA students. It was an inspiring evening of autobiographical stories about life defying expectations, written and performed by Greenville Literacy Association students and Furman University Theatre students. The who worked extremely hard with help of acting coaches from Warehouse Theatre and Furman Theatre to prepare their presentations.
Thank you to everyone who came to support our students, it was truly a moving experience. Also, a big THANK YOU to Furman University Theatre for working with GLA students to write and share their stories. to WHT teaching artists, Prentiss and Kevin, WHT artistic associate, Maegan Azar, GLA volunteer, Katherine Latham, and to the Metropolitan Arts Council for supporting this partnership.
Here are some pictures from the evening: