Category: Impact

When Immigrants Learn English . . .
August 17, 2017August 18, 2017
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When Immigrants Learn English . . .

What does our community lose when its immigrant workers speak English poorly or not at all? Let’s look at a Brookings Institute study, “Investing in English Skills: The Limited English Proficient Workforce in U.S. Metropolitan Areas” (Jill H. Wilson, 2014): “English proficiency is a strong predictor of economic standing among immigrants regardless of educational attainment....

Literacy Makes a Difference
June 7, 2017June 12, 2017
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Literacy Makes a Difference

Last year’s adult learners working with the Literacy Council had a total of 183 children under age 18 living at home. This is really something to think about. Think of the difference it makes to these children when their parents learn to read and write or to speak English. No longer do the adults who...