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Norristown Literacy Council

Two Sites

·         Monday/Wednesday Literacy Council Site  113 E. Airy Street,  Norristown 19401

·         Tuesday/Thursday Upper Merion Middle School Address 435 Crossfield Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406. Phone 610-205-6400.

 

All volunteers will start September 4 at Literacy Council site in Norristown. 

Day

Time

Number of volunteers

 

Location

Tuesday 9/4 and Wed. 9/5

5:15-7:00

Registration for literacy classes

Tuesday and Wednesday volunteers

 

Literacy  Council  113 E Airy St. Norristown 19401

Regular hours

 

 

Start date???

 

Monday

6:00-8:15

3

9/10

LCN church site

Tuesday

6:00-8:00

2

9/4 registration

Upper Merion Middle School

Wednesday

6:00-8:15

3

9/5  registration

 LCN church site

Thursday

6:00-8:00

   

2

9/13

Upper Merion Middle School

  Tutors would be working with the adult learners in small groups or even 1-1, assisting the teacher with instruction: language acquisition, cultural exchange, civics and or citizenship preparation.  Tutors will also have the opportunity to be a “conversation partner” for the learners.

What

Demographics English Language Learners

  •       Adults average age late 20’s
  •       Some illiterate in their own language
  •       New Americans who have advance degrees who need to learn English
  •       Job seeking
  •       Large contingent who have school age children
  •       What languages  (other than Spanish dominates)
  •       Spanish  largest single group but other languages outnumber Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Farsi/Arabic, African French

 

IHM Center for Literacy at St. Francis de Sales (not confirmed)

929 S. Farragut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19143   215-382-0292 ihmliteracywest@gmail.com

We presently serve 135 adults enrolled from 23 Countries.  The majority of our students come from both the Eastern and Western countries of Africa and many speak French.  The majority of students are women and these students range in age from 22 to 67 years of age.
Since September 2017, six more students have become Citizens of the United States, bringing our total to 33 citizens!   76% of our students are employed; 57% in full time employment and 18% are part-time and one is self-employed.