Literacy Project to Offer Expanded EL/Civics Program

The Rockingham County Literacy Project announces the launching of its new and expanded English Language/Civics Program for adults.  The new program is composed of four 12-week sessions.  The first session will begin on Monday, July 1, and run through Thursday, September 19.  Classes are offered from 11:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.  Students are encouraged to attend a minimum of four hours per week.  There is no charge for instruction or materials. 

The RCLP provides its students with comprehensive English language skills through a variety of diverse instructional means such as computer programs featuring newspaper and video content, field trip opportunities, guest speakers, as well as traditional textbook/print activities (for reading and writing).

Civics instruction includes United States history and government, especially as it relates to the 100-question citizenship interview.   Students are kept informed about current immigration policies on both the national and state levels.  Life skills instruction provides students with practical experiences in navigating everyday life, such as the school system, healthcare, housing, and banking.

Our program reaches out and provides instruction for all levels of English speakers – from very beginning to those wishing to study for their GED certificates.  We also provide college and career planning.

To learn more, contact Executive Director Jean Light Kinyon (jkinyon@rcliteracyproject.org) or Lead EL/Civics Instructor Elizabeth Treadwell (etreadwell@rcliteracyproject.org) at 336.627.0007.  The Rockingham County Literacy Project is located at 705-A Washington Street, Eden.  Se habla español.