Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

September 28 Literacy Forum: “Language and Learning–Home, School, and Community”

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

A Literacy Forum on Language and Learning: Home, School, and Community” will be held Thursday, September 28 at 5:00 p.m. (program begins at 5:30).  Hosting the event will be the New Haven Public Schools (NHPS), at the Dr. Reginald Mayo Early Childhood School, 185 Goffe Street.

Part of a Literacy Forum series, the discussion will feature panelists:

   Ann Anderberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education, Eastern Connecticut State University
   Marilyn Calderón, M.Ed., Executive Director, Connecticut Parent Power
   Luis Chavez-Brumell, Manager, Young Minds & Family Learning Department, New Haven Public Library
   Coral Ortiz, Hillhouse H.S. valedictorian 2017, former member of New Haven & Connecticut Boards of Education
Moderator: Abie BenítezPh.D., Director of Instruction & English-Language Learning, NHPS; opening remarks by Madeline Negrón, Ph.D., Director of Instruction & Early Childhood, NHPS.

All are welcome and admission is free, with light refreshments provided, but seating is limited.

Please register: info@literacyeveryday.org

Sponsors of the September 28 Forum are the Connecticut Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents and Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven, as well as the New Haven Public Schools.

The invitation below is courtesy of Marcum LLP, which donated professional design and printing services.

Literacy Forum 2017 Sept28invitationForBlog-ADULTS_community

Libraries, Schools, Communities, Homes: Toward Progress in Reading, in Summer and Every Day

Friday, July 7th, 2017

The New Haven Independent recently covered the city public schools’ efforts to encourage summer reading among students — including through distribution of books via various outlets.

In the comments section below the article, City Librarian Martha Brogan posted the following:

“Far from a burden to shoulder, it gives the New Haven Free Public Library great joy and a sense of fulfillment to offer a rich array of summer learning opportunities!  Continuing a proud tradition among public libraries for more than a century, this summer, NHFPL joins together with public libraries across the country to celebrate the theme, ‘Build a Better World/Construye un Mundo Mejor!’  Learn more about NHFPL’s summer reading offerings for kids ages 12 and under as well as teens: http://nhfpl.org/ymsummerlearning/.

Programs extend across all 5 NHFPL locations as well as our Readmobile, which will visit 20 sites and make popular appearances at community events, such as LEAP’s Annual Read-in on the New Haven Green on July 14th.  And yes, with outstanding support from the Mayor, Board of Alders, and New Haven taxpayers, all NHFPL locations are open throughout the summer months during our regular hours, http://nhfpl.org/locations-hours/.

Thanks to the NewAlliance Foundation, with support from an anonymous foundation, and friends like you, NHFPL is offering its nationally recognized, ‘READy for the Grade’ program to prevent summer reading loss.  With group and individual tutoring as well as family nights, this program is hosted at Wilson Branch Library.  To register, please call Wilson Branch Library 203-946-2228 right away…. Read more about this signature program in the Urban Libraries Council, ‘Libraries at the Center of Summer Learning and Fun,’ http://www.urbanlibraries.org/filebin/pdfs/ULC_NSLA_SummerLearningOnlineToolkit.pdf

Once kids have enjoyed the books in their backpacks and the totes are depleted, continue your passion for learning by stopping in at one of our friendly locations to get your NHFPL library card or pre-register online and start enjoying our e-books immediately by clicking here, https://library.nhfpl.org/selfreg.html~S9.

Together, we will ‘Build a Better World!’”

Eventful Spring for Literacy

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Reflecting the need for – and activity around – literacy throughout the year, this is a busy season for related organizations in the New Haven region.

March 30 saw a Scrabble benefit for Literacy Volunteers and a 15th anniversary celebration for New Haven Reads.

ConnCAT launched its café on April 4 and will mark its 5th anniversary in June.

The Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven, collaborating with sponsor the NewAlliance Foundation and host the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, held a forum on “Literacy, Philanthropy, and Youth Development” on May 4.

The New Haven Public Library is seeking matching funds for its new Stetson Branch building, after the leader of that branch – Diane Brown – was recently honored by the Connecticut Library Association.

The Jewish Coalition for Literacy recognized its volunteer reading partners in the morning of May 17, with guest Deborah Freedman, a children’s book author/illustrator.

A “City That Reads”

Later that day, New Haven’s “blue ribbon panel” on reading published its plan, as advanced by Mayor Toni Harp, for a “city that reads.”  With sections on Early Literacy, Grade-Level Reading, Reading Disability, English Learners, Parents and Community, and Adult Education corresponding to six sub-committees, the plan seeks to “establish” a “culture of improvement focusing on reading.”

That same evening of May 17, Read to Grow held a benefit featuring author, activist, and retired basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who earlier was quoted saying “My college education was always just as important to me as my basketball career. When I was at UCLA, I got just as much pleasure and satisfaction from producing a well-written essay as I did from winning a game. Basketball is a temporary vocation, but learning is a life-long avocation. What good does it do to make a lot of money but never progress intellectually?”

The International Festival of Arts and Ideas – following neighborhood mini “pop-up” festivals – begins June 3.  This year, it includes the Big Read: Into the Beautiful North.

Literacy Volunteers will recognize its tutors and students at the 2017 “Hear Our Voices” occasion that includes publication of student work, at the Public Library’s main branch, at 5:30 p.m. on June 14.  (The 2016 version of Hear Our Voices is already online.)

Finally, given concerns about “summer learning loss,” LEAP – which recently earned the NewAlliance Foundation’s “Hi-5 High Impact Literacy Award” of $20,000 – works with students over the summer (and year-round) to reinforce the importance of reading: The organization’s annual “Read-In on the Green” will be held in the center of New Haven the morning of July 14.

May 4: Forum on “Philanthropy, Literacy, and Youth Development”

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

A Literacy Forum on Philanthropy, Literacy, and Youth Development will be held Thursday, May 4 at 4:00 p.m. (program begins at 4:30).  Hosting the event will be the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, 2319 Whitney Ave #2B, Hamden, CT.

As part of a Literacy Forum series, the discussion will feature panelists:

   Carlton Highsmith  Entrepreneur, Executive, Philanthropist; Founding Chair, ConnCAT; Director at boards including the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

   Laura McCargar  President, Perrin Family Foundation

   Jessica Sager  Co-Founder and CEO, All Our Kin

Moderator: Lee Cruz, Community Outreach Director, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Admission is free, with light refreshments provided, but seating is limited.  Please register: info@literacyeveryday.org

Sponsors of the May 4 Forum are the NewAlliance Foundation and Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven.

The invitation below is courtesy of Marcum LLP, which donated professional design and printing services.

FLYER - Literacy Forum 2017-KIDS

Benefits for Public Library, Literacy Volunteers, New Haven Reads

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

At least three important local organizations have benefit events approaching.

February 28 brings the annual Mardi Gras fundraiser for the New Haven Public Library, at its main branch downtown.

March 30 will see major events for two organizations:

     Literacy Volunteers of Greater Haven will hold its annual Scrabble challenge, at Hopkins School.

     New Haven Reads will celebrate its 15th anniversary at Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library.

Neighbors across the region are invited to join in supporting these worthy causes!

You are currently browsing the archives for the Uncategorized category.

Categories

  • Uncategorized
  • info@literacyeveryday.org   /   4 Science Park, New Haven CT 06511