Adult Literacy & Employment

Adults are provided support and assistance with education, citizenship preparation, and employment opportunities.

Program 1

Adult Literacy 

Adult students are welcomed into the Family Learning Lab on a daily basis from all over the world.  The learners represent tens of countries and languages, and range in age from 19 to 87, making for a diverse learning environment.  Over a dozen volunteer tutors support the learners in multiple languages and in many focus areas. These tutors come from various fields including education, healthcare, and business, and all share their knowledge and skills with clients.

Tutoring & Mentoring

Lunch & Learn & Cultural Events

Book Club Employment Preparation & Assistance

ESL Conversation Groups

Occupation-based Vocabulary

Grammar, Pronunciation, and Fluency

Special events – guest speakers – etc.

Program 2

Employment Assistance Programs


Job Search

Application Assistance

Interview Preparation

Resume Writing

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As such, donations are tax-deductible.

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