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New Tutor Training
All of our new volunteer tutors are required to complete a free, three-part training.


March Tutor Training will take place in the 8th floor conference room of the Self Help Building located at 122 N. Elm Street in Greensboro.

Orientation: Thurs., 3/2 at 10am-12pm

Session I: Tuesday, 3/7 at 9am-12pm

Session II: Wed., 3/8 at 9am-12pm

For more information or to register, please  email us or call (336) 230-2223.  
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High Point Computer

Basic Computer Skills Class: Thursdays,  March 2, 9, 16, 23 from  10am-12pm in the Computer Lab at the High Point Public Library.

Intermediate Computer Class: 
Tuesdays from  10-12 noon in the Computer Lab at the High Point Public Library.

Please call  336-884-7323 to register.  
Upcoming Events

Supplemental Trainings

HP: April 11, 10:00am
GSO: April 13, 5:30pm

Tutor Reflection
April 24
HP: 10:00 am
GSO: 5:30 pm

Literacy Leadership
Please mark your calendars to attend our annual Literacy Leadership breakfasts.

High Point
Tuesday, April 4 at 8:00-9:00 am

Thursday, May 18 at 8:00-9:00 am

Please contact Associate Director Jean Pudlo to learn how you can help with planning and fundraising.
Reading Connections NEWSFLASH
February, 2017

We hope you are enjoying this spring weather in February! Every month we look forward to sharing Reading Connections' news and community happenings to keep you in the loop and well connected.
Literacy Leadership Breakfasts

You are invited to attend a breakfast at one of two locations to celebrate the accomplishments of our many students and to learn more about how we can help the adults we serve together achieve their highest dreams! 
From supporting adults seeking new jobs, to parents helping their children learn, to immigrants and refugees learning English, there are many amazing projects going on. Won't you join us as we applaud these students and work as a community to help them succeed?
Because of the generosity of our sponsors, this event is free, but space is limited.  Register here! 
Career Resources Calendar

Reading Connections has recently started a workforce development program that is designed to support students as they prepare for employment. We have found that there are many resources in our community that may be of use to our students. We have included as many as we can in a Career Resources Calendar.  You can also access it on a link found on the left side of our website.

The calendar includes  career related events in the community such as trainings, workshops and  career fairs. Tutors can easily pull up the  calendar on their phone or computer and guide students in finding trainings, career fairs, etc. It will usually cover 4 months of events in advance.  

As always, if you have any students who may need some extra support, please let us know.
Open Lab in Greensboro

Even when students get practice using technology in class, they often benefit from supplemental instruction. In order to address our students' desires to learn more about using computers, Open Lab has returned! Students can drop-in to scheduled Open Lab time slots to receive supplemental literacy and language support. Lab tutors are equipped to address beginning digital literacy needs, as well as offer students additional practice in refining their writing and comprehension.  
Cam's students Rodney and Ethel (pictured above) are meeting with Bharathi once a week to improve their computer skills. They have already learned how to create an email address and store their password safely, prevent their inbox from getting clogged with spam, use Google Earth, practice using search engines, and are improving their typing skills.

Please  contact Kiara Coulman if your student is interested in attending. It's not too late for students to make the 100 hours club! 
Poetry Supplemental Training 

Veteran tutor Kathy Dunn will share ideas and lesson plans for using poetry as a springboard for writing. This training is appropriate for all ABE and Intermediate-Advanced ESOL tutors.

High Point: Tuesday, April 11
10:00-11:30am:  Morgan Community Room(1st floor) at the High Point Public Library located at 901 N. Main Street

Greensboro: Thursday, April 13
5:30-7:00pm: 8th floor of the Self Help Building located at 122 N. Elm Street in Greensboro

For more information or to RSVP for this training,  email Laura Mims   or call (336) 230-2223. We hope to see you there! 
Pi Beta Phi Foundation Awards $10,000 Special Impact Grant

Reading Connections is honored to be named a 2017 recipient of Pi Beta Phi Foundation's $10,000 Special Impact Grants. Monies awarded from this grant will be used to fund our Family Literacy Program in which parents receive basic literacy instruction using Motheread® curriculum that integrates adult literacy instruction with parenting education. 

The Foundation awarded three $10,000 Special Impact Grants to nonprofit organizations all across the United States for a total of $30,000 awarded to support literacy. Volunteer tutor and Pi Beta Phi member Di ane Reed Cashion nominated Reading Connections for this grant. This is the second year that Reading Connections has been chosen to receive  this grant.

Click here to learn more about the Pi Beta Phi Foundation and to see a list of Special Impact Grant recipients.

Tutor Reflection Scheduled for April 24

This is an open forum for tutors to discuss all things related to tutoring including:
  • Share ideas for improved instruction
  • Learn what other tutors are doing with their students
  • Ask questions
  • Share ideas and lesson plans that have helped your students reach their goals
  • Find new resources for lesson material
The training is led by Tutor Coach Kathy Dunn and open to all tutors--ABE, ESOL, Math, and Detention Center.

Date: Monday, April 24

High Point: 10am-12pm
Morgan Community Room on the 1st floor of the High Point Library
Greensboro: 5:30-7:30pm
8th floor conference room in Self Help Building 

For more information or to RSVP for this training,   email Laura Mims   or call (336) 230-2223. We hope to see you there!

Student Success--Breakfast Showcase Nominations

Have you been moved by your student's courage, perseverance, humor and life skills? Then they would be a great candidate to be a speaker at our annual breakfast in High Point or Greensboro.

At our annual breakfast (story above), we feature the story of several students who are working hard to reach their literacy goals or who have already reached their educational goals and have gone on to achieve dreams in further education or in the world of employment. These students may have already graduated from our program- that's just fine. 

Many of the adults we serve together welcome the opportunity to share. We will help them write their own story. They are always very proud to be part of this event each year.

For more information or to submit your student's name or volunteer to tell your tutor story, please email Jenny Gore or call (336) 230-2223. 
Thank you and happy tutoring!
Thank You From Rankin Elementary
Reading Connections' Family Literacy just completed a session at Rankin Elementary in Greensboro. The staff at the school sent a beautiful thank you note. We enjoyed our time at Rankin and we look forward to partnering with them in the future.
Free Spring Webinars

Attention tutors: Do you need to complete supplemental training but have been unable to attend in person? Want to learn tips and strategies for effective instruction? If so, register now for an upcoming webinar from SCALE.

All webinars are free to Reading Connections tutors. Please let your coordinator know if you complete a webinar in order to receive supplemental training credit.

Our mission is to provide and advocate for free, individualized adult literacy services to promote life changes for Guilford County residents and surrounding communities.  We always welcome your questions and feedback. Please don't hesitate to contact us to hear more about how our programs are making a difference in our community.

Jennifer Gore, Executive Director
Reading Connections, Inc.
For more information visit
or contact us at one of our offices:

In Greensboro
122 N. Elm Street, Suite 920
Greensboro, NC 27401
FAX 336-230-2203

In High Point
901 N. Main Street
High Point, NC 27262
FAX 336-883-3636