Category Archives: News

Spread the Word!

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Spread the Word!

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Summer English Classes

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Certified!

Our New York Rising students recently received certificates after completing a “Train the Trainer” course facilitated by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Way to go!

From Migrants from Countries in Crisis:

NYC Emergency Management recognizes that undocumented migrants are hard to reach and generally mistrust government. To bridge this gap, NYCEM has a “Train the Trainer” program through which community leaders are trained to conduct emergency preparedness presentations. These trainings are generally conducted in English or Spanish. The community leaders go through a 3-hour training and are supported by NYCEM staff with emergency preparedness guides and talking points for their presentations.

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Job Board!

Looking for a job? Are you a student in our program? If you answered yes to both of those questions, come check out our job/training bulletin board. It is constantly updated with information about various employment opportunities, so every day before class or after class or during your break, take a look! If you’re interested in one of the jobs on the board, don’t forget to take our counselor’s card so she can help you apply!

 

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Our Program in the News

In a recent Politico article about state adult education funding, our program’s director, Michael Hunter, is quoted:

The current state budget includes $7.3 million for the Adult Literacy Education program, which serves approximately 5,700 participants statewide, said Michael Hunter, adult literacy program director for the University Settlement Society of New York, a nonprofit providing services for immigrant and low-income families.

Statewide, more than 3.5 million individuals do not have a high school diploma, English-language proficiency or both, Hunter said. The ALE program provides funding to help increase literacy skills, particularly for immigrants and native-born New Yorkers with interrupted education.

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29 Countries! 5 Continents! 1 Program!

The countries in red are the countries our University Settlement Adult Literacy Program students and teachers come from. There are 29 countries in all – try to guess which ones they are. You can click on the image above to get a larger view of the map.

To see the correct answers, click on “Continue reading”:

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