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 […]

 

South Philadelphia: Motivating Students From Immigrant Families

South Philadelphia: Motivating Students From Immigrant Families

On any given weekday afternoon, there are elementary school students completing their homework with the help of tutors and volunteers at the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia’s after school program. The room bursts with youthful energy when the constraints of homework can’t keep them down and many students enjoy running around and playing with friends […]

 By Alexis Wilkinson and Joseph Van Dusen

Manayunk: Volunteers Help Local Elementary School

Manayunk: Volunteers Help Local Elementary School

Mindy Cohen teaches fifth-grade at Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School, located at 201 E. Salaignac St., in Manayunk. Thanks to her and other volunteers, the school is able to continue its after-school tutoring program. Every Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Cohen and volunteers tutor about 70 children in reading with the school’s textbooks, computers […]

 By Amanda Diloreto

Germantown: Joseph E. Coleman Library Hosts Math Tutoring for Individuals

Germantown: Joseph E. Coleman Library Hosts Math Tutoring for Individuals

Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. a math tutoring course is held at the Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Library, located at 68 West Chelten Ave. in Germantown. Reverend Chester H. Williams was the compassionate individual who began hosting this mathematics course. What makes this tutoring course so special is that anyone is welcome […]

 By Dana Ricci and Jillian Crull

South Philadelphia: First-Generation American Tutors Mexican Immigrant Children

South Philadelphia: First-Generation American Tutors Mexican Immigrant Children

Elvis Almanzar, a psychology major at Temple University, sported a maroon and yellow Puentes de Salud T-shirt. From Reading, Pa., Almanzar is tied into his senior year which will end with him receiving a certificate of specialization in Health and Human Services in Spanish in addition to his degree in psychology. Almanzar is a first-generation […]