We teach reading, writing and speaking skills for financial independence, good health and greater involvement in community life.
We use technology for nearly everything: banking, working, applying for jobs and connecting with friends.
Applying for a low-wage job requires basic computer knowledge. To learn about a child's school assignments, grades and schedule, parents must connect to online tools. The GED test will be completely computer-based next year, requiring adults to have basic computer skills.
However, thousands of adults in our community lack basic computer skills. Literacy Network programs help students build the computer skills they to support themselves and their families. They also use computer software to significantly speed up language acquisition.
Catalina is a perfect example. Catalina works with her tutor Michael, takes English classes at Literacy Network and regularly attends computer classes to help her in her job at La Movida Services. With intense instruction, her literacy and computer skills have progressed greatly. "I like the challenge," said Catalina.
Her rapid skill development is supported by technology. Catalina has improved both her confidence and skills.
Like Catalina, hundreds of Literacy Network learners are building their skills with computer support through our English for Work programming. Literacy Network is expanding our use of technology to help learners increase skills and reach their goals quickly. The program also benefits employers, helping to ensure that workers are more productive.
Your technology gift will change the lives of adults and families this season!
You will make a big difference in our "40 by 40" Campaign as we enter our 40th year of service to the community.
Basic computer skills are essential to work and life. You can dramatically change a person's life by helping to accelerate their learning.