Newbold: Spanish-Speaking Organization Promotes and Preserves Mexican Culture and Traditions in South Philly Community

Newbold: Spanish-Speaking Organization Promotes and Preserves Mexican Culture and Traditions in South Philly Community

Mexican culture is a major focus for the Spanish-speaking community that gathers in the salmon colored building on the corner of 17th and Dickinson streets in South Philadelphia. Casa Monarca is a small nonprofit organization that serves mostly Spanish-speaking families, women and children. “Casa Monarca’s mission is to preserve and keep the Mexican tradition and culture […]

 

Education: Center For Literacy Classes Offer Adult Learners Help, Hope

Education: Center For Literacy Classes Offer Adult Learners Help, Hope

Adult illiteracy is a major issue in Philadelphia, with more than two-thirds of the adult population classified as low literate – meaning they do not have the basic skills necessary for the modern workplace, according to a report published by the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board. Center for Literacy (CFL) is a 50-year-old, longstanding institution that works to […]

 

Bustleton: Helping Immigrants Navigate a New World

Bustleton: Helping Immigrants Navigate a New World

For adults who have recently immigrated to the United States, whether working or unemployed, daily life can often be a struggle in and of itself. Resources to cultivate educational opportunities or to develop second-language skills may be more scarce than one thinks, and a life of poverty and feelings of being an outcast are sometimes […]