Archive for September, 2013

New York Public Library’s Ambitious Plans for 8th-12th Graders

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

The New York Public Library announced with the Hearst Corporation a $15 million gift from the Helen Gurley Brown Trust to establish “NYPL BridgeUp, an innovative, new educational and anti-poverty program that will provide academic and social support to New York City youth.  The effort, which aims to support at-risk youth and prepare them for success, will be based at New York Public Library branches.”

According to the release, “The five-year program will offer services to 250 New York City eighth to 12th graders each year at five Library locations in underserved neighborhoods in the Bronx and Manhattan.  These students will stay together in groups of 10 for support over five years with a goal of attending college or technical school.”  Working in low-income neighborhoods, the program will provide “a safe space for participants during after school hours…. BridgeUp will partner with middle schools in at-risk neighborhoods to select each group, who will have a dedicated space inside a local Library and be led by a recent college graduate—a Helen Gurley Brown Fellow—with a background in education and past leadership experience.”

School 29 Project

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Susan Monroe, an educator and former Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven board member, has launched the School 29 Project.

According to its website, “School 29 Project promotes positive literacy practices among adults and families. We believe that full literacy encourages citizens to actively participate in the educational, cultural and political life of our nation. Closing the gaps created by a lack of literacy in all of its forms–functional, financial, cultural, technological–can make a difference.”

Board News: Service and Change

Friday, September 20th, 2013

The Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven has undergone several changes to its board membership in recent months.  Thank you to the colleagues who recently cycled off the board after years of service: Bill Armstrong, Cheryl Manciero, Susan Monroe, and Jeff Solomon.

The Coalition is pleased to welcome Brad Bullis to its board.  The New Haven Free Public Library’s Public Services Administrator for Adult Services, Brad is also a parent of a teenage son.

“Invent Your Future” through “Career Ready Reading”

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

The theme of this year’s International Literacy Day  is “Invent Your Future.”  A related event in Washington, D.C. addresses “Career Ready Reading: What Employers Need from Schools and How We Can Work Together.” 

See UNESCO for international resources.

A September 2011 article marked this occasion two years ago.

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