The single greatest indicator of children’s success is the literacy level of their parents.
- 43% of adults with low literacy skills live in poverty
- 36 million adults in the U.S. have low literacy skills.
Break the cycle of poverty:
Reach a child in need — Teach an adult to read.
New and Noteworthy
News from Portland ESL Network
The Portland ESL Network has a new web address and now includes listings for Tutors Needed. If you are not familiar with the ESL Network, it’s a Who’s Who of ESL programs in the Portland metro area. Volunteers update the database quarterly.
Is your program listed? If not, you can contact the ESL Network volunteers via the class list page to start sharing your information.
Registration is FULL for the Winter Tutor Training Workshops, scheduled for January 20 and 27 at PCC Cascade Campus. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.
SAVE THE DATE: PLC’s Annual Tutor Conference will be held on March 10, 2018 at Reed College. Registration opens in early February.
Recent Requests for Tutors
(See our For Tutors page for more.)
Sisters of St. Mary, Beaverton, is seeking a Level 3 tutor for its ESL program. SSMO serves a diverse learning community in Washington County. Mondays and Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., January 8 – May 17, 2018. Level 3: English in Action 3 and Spectrum Language Arts 3. 4440 SW 148th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97078. Contact Sr. Catherine Hertel, email@example.com, 504-644-9181.
- Lutheran Community Services Northwest Citizenship & ESL Program is seeking 3-4 experienced ESL volunteers to assist with classroom support, perform assessment duties, and serve as literacy and small group leaders. December 2017 through March 2018, Tuesday evenings, 6:00-8:45 pm, 605 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd. Portland, OR 97214 Contact: Annie Karas – firstname.lastname@example.org (email best), 503-731-9585
- Drop-in tutors needed at two Multnomah County Library locations: Midland Branch (starting in September) and Central Library Branch (starting in October). Drop-In tutoring offers flexibility to both learners and tutors. Lisa Regimbal, Multnomah County Library, 503-577-9984.