Student Earns GED and CNA
Congratulations to Reading Connections student H'seo "Michelle" Nie who earned her GED and CNA at GTCC!

You may recognize Michelle as one of the students featured in our agency video. She has always been a hard worker with big goals.

We are so proud of Michelle and excited about her accomplishments. We can't wait to see what she does next!
Intern Spotlight: Trevor Mason
One of the great things about working at Reading Connections is the opportunity to mentor and support college interns who work with us. The staff has really enjoyed getting to work with Trevor Mason, a Greensboro College rising sophomore majoring in Math Education.

Trevor came to Reading Connections last spring through a work-study program. He has continued working with us this summer in a variety of roles. While most of his time is spent in the office, he has also worked off-site, recruiting new students and tutors, and assisting with our Family Literacy program.

A Student's Journey to Citizenship
Agali came to the United States in 1998. While he had no formal schooling in his home country of Niger, he knew that he needed to learn English if he wanted to be able to support his family in their new country. He enrolled in ESOL classes at GTCC but found that the learning environment was more suited to students who had previous school experience. His friend told him about Reading Connections, and he was eventually matched with his tutor Trisha Minnix.

Last fall, Agali came to class and told Trisha that he had registered for and paid to take the U.S. citizenship test. He only had a few months to prepare. 

“He brought the book to class, handed it to me and said this is what I need to learn,” said Trisha. “I felt a slow panic.”

New Staff Member
Audrie Sa, IELCE Coordinat or
Audrie joins the Reading Connections team after spending the last five years working at Guilford County DHHS. She has an impressive work history that includes many years working with individuals from various backgrounds and cultures.

As our Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) Coordinator, Audrie will coordinate training programs and assist refugees and immigrants in seeking entry into family-sustaining employment. She will also coordinate our English language program for refugees through the Reading Connections partnership with Islamic Relief.

Rotary Club Donation
Thank you to Furnitureland Rotary Club in High Point for donating $125 to Reading Connections as part of their Community Grants Day. We appreciate their support!
Student of the Year Nominations
We are looking for nominations for Student of the Year. This award recognizes exemplary students and will to be presented at our annual Student and Volunteer Celebration. If your student has shown remarkable progress and commitment this year, contact your coordinator and let him or her know. Winners of Student of the Year will receive a trophy at the event tentatively scheduled for September.
Become Our Next AmeriCorps Member
Are you looking for an opportunity to work with the immigrant and refugee community? Do you want to support someone in finding a job, improving their reading, or accessing health care? If any of this sounds interesting to you, we want you to become one of our newest AmeriCorps members.

Applications are available for the following positions:
  • Full-time Member, Greensboro
  • Full-time Member, High Point
  • Minimum-Time Members (10 hours a week), five positions open

Our minimum-time positions are a great opportunity to earn an education allowance for you, your child, or your grandchild.

Please visit the SCALE website for more information and to complete the application. If you have questions, contact Program Director John Storm .
Tutors Needed
We are looking for a few dedicated volunteers in Greensboro and High Point. Our current needs are:

Greensboro:
  • Tutors who can work with 3-4 students from 10 am-12 pm
  • Tutors who can work with 3-4 students from 6 pm-8 pm

High Point
  • Tutors who can work with small groups of ESOL students from 9-11 am or 10 am-12 pm at the library

If you can help, please register for our next tutor training. Please share with anyone you know who might make a great tutor.
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