CFL Lit News: January 2020

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January 2020

CFL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

LVI On the Road to Literacy Conference

Whether you’re staff, a tutor, or a basic, ESL or GED student at the beginning, intermediate or advance level, there is always something for everyone at the Literacy Volunteers of Illinois and UIC Center for Literacy’s annual On the Road to Literacy Conference…

Center for Literacy Speaker Series: Unpacking Racial Microaggressions for Student Advocacy

Center for Literacy would like to invite you to join our upcoming speaker series session…

CFL Launches a new pilot initiative: The Read, Make, & Play Bag Project

At the UIC Center for Literacy (CFL) we seek to increase educational equity, access, and opportunities for families by fostering community-based social capital through multigenerational literacy programming, research, and partnerships…

OTHER LOCAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Census Issues & Awareness

In case you missed this training in December – we’re offering it again!

Understanding the SNAP Work Requirement for “Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents”

On January 1, 2020, Cook County was forced to start implementing strict federal work requirements for “able-bodied adults without dependents” (or ABAWDs) who receive SNAP…

Umoja Professional Development

Founded in 1997, Umoja has supported Chicago Public Schools for 21 years. Time has revealed that more equitable education for students could only be achieved by equipping adults with new skills to meet students more holistically…

 

WHAT WE'RE READING

The Civically Engaged Reader

A great collection of readings by poets, artists, and writers ranging from from Du Bois to de Toqueville that are meant to cultivate civic action and reflection. Very useful for teachers, activists, scholars, and anyone who cares about the civic good…

So You Want to Talk About Race?

So You Want to Talk About Race is a thought provoking book that really helps you reflect on how race plays a factor in many every day life situations and conversations…

 

CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE MONTH

Last Stop On Market Street

As CFL embarks on a new project named “Read, Make, and Play”, parents and children will get to experience wonderful literature. One of the featured books, The Last Stop on Market Street depicts a beautiful relationship between a young boy and his Nana…

FREE FAMILY FUN IN CHICAGO

FREE FAMILY FUN IN CHICAGO – FEB-MARCH 2020

Your guide to fun events across Chicago! Follow the link above for more information on various events…

JOB POSTINGS

Erie Neighborhood House – ESL Instructor, West Town Site (Part Time) 

Erie Neighborhood House, a progressive social service agency serving the Chicago metropolitan area and dedicated to promoting a just and inclusive society, is seeking a part-time ESL Instructor for its West Town Site…

America SCORES Chicago is hiring a Resource Coordinator

America Scores – Chicago is hiring a Resource Coordinator. To apply for this position, follow the link above and create an account…

Truman College – Associate Dean of Adult Education

Truman College is looking for an academic professional to provide leadership, develop and maintain our Adult Education program…

Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition – Career Pathways Navigator

CCLC is recruiting a Navigator to staff the South Side Career Pathways Collaborative (Collaborative). This is an exciting new position. Nearly 250,000 adults on Chicago’s South Side would benefit from adult education services…

 

 

LEARNER SPOTLIGHT

Shontiesha Floyd: A Parents Path to Success

Shontiesha Floyd is the mother two children: age three and six. Her youngest child attends Head Start. Life obstacles caused Shontiesha to lose her factory job; so, she decided to enroll at the UIC FAST West program in the Fall of 2018…

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