News You Can Use
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Are you seeking ways to expand services for adult English language learners? Join us for highlights from a new report, “American Dream Literacy Initiative: How 10 years of funding has helped libraries transform thousands of lives,” including findings and recommendations from a multi-year evaluation study. The American Dream Literacy Initiative (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/literacy/americandream) is a grant that has enabled 188 U.S. public libraries to hold ELL and citizenship classes, build ESL collections, increase computer access and training, provide job training, and more. We will explore building 21st-century collections, a solid volunteer base, and successful partnerships to sustain your adult literacy programs. Two American Dream grantees will share how the funding enabled them to augment their services for adult English language learners.