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Hot Yoga Plus Class to Benefit NALC

Hey yogis - here's your chance to support the 1 in 8 Nashville adults we serve while working those muscles!  Hot Yoga Plus will be offering a karma class on Sunday, November 3rd  at 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. to benefit the Nashville Adult Literacy Council.  Donate what you can for an hour of deep stretch yoga class.  All levels are welcome. When: Sunday, November 3rd, 2:00 pm Where: 2214 Elliston Place, 3rd floor Nashville, TN 37203 See you on your mat!

Yelp Helps: Party With A Purpose

Yelp Help's 'Party with a Purpose' is set for October 22 at Rocketown, and the Nashville Adult Literacy Council is proud to be a part of it!  Your FREE admission to this fun event will include: Lively music + entertainment Tasty morsels + small bites + sweet treats Refreshing adult beverages + refreshment The opportunity to learn more about us and other nonprofits making an impact in Nashville Lastly, the party will include 'Minute to Win It' challenges to earn votes for your favorite nonprofit.   Click here to learn more and to RSVP.

2013 Statewide Adult Literacy Conference

The 2013 Statewide Adult Literacy Conference, hosted by the Tennessee Literacy Coalition, will be held on Wednesday, October 9 at the downtown branch of the Nashville Public Library.  This FREE conference will be an all-day event from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  Lunch will be provided, but you must register by October 2nd to ensure you'll get a meal! Derek Young will be the Keynote Speaker for the event, with a variety of breakouts sessions specific to basic literacy, ESL instruction, and even sessions for adult learners.  If you or your learner are interested in attending, register today because space is limited!  To find out more about the confer...

Happy National Literacy Week

Happy National Literacy Week!  This week we are joined by thousands across the country celebrating literacy and those who are learning to read.  Thank you to everyone who supports us! Infographic by antoniodivico.

Learner Spotlight: Meet Sumalee

After many years spent being the only one in her family not a citizen, Sumalee is proud to be an American.  Originally from Thailand, Sumalee moved to the United States in 1976.  Here she raised her three children, who are now adults.  Her husband, whom she depended on for so much, passed away in 2008.  It was then that Sumalee decided to invest time in herself, and for her, that meant learning to read. Having lived in the United States for more than 30 years, speaking English was not a problem for Sumalee.  Reading and writing, however, was difficult.  In 2011, Sumalee enrolled in our One-on-One tutor program and simultaneously enrolled in ...

Tied in…to Learning

We currently have an assortment of ties available at our West Nashville office to accompany your donation to our program!  The ties, pictured below, are in a variety of colors and patterns.  The suggested donation amount is $15 for one tie or $25 for two.  A big thank you to Gerry who donated these ties, and suggested this fundraising opportunity.  All proceeds directly benefit the Nashville Adult Literacy Council.  Buy one for yourself or a friend today!

In Our Words Story Call

Fall is quickly approaching, and one thing that means here at the Nashville Adult Literacy Council is compiling stories for the In Our Words book.  Each year we collect stories written by our learners, tutors, and teachers, and create a book where we can share their stories all over the community.  These stories cover a variety of topics and are often a big accomplishment for the learners who write them.   Do you or your learner have a story to tell?  We'd love to hear it.  Send your stories and a signed permission slip by email to info@nashvilleliteracy.org, by fax to 615-298-8444, or turn them in at one either of our offices. Story submiss...

Literacy Conference Resources Available Online

Did you miss this year's regional U.S. Conference on Adult Literacy?  ProLiteracy has generously made the resources from May's conference available online.  Simply go to the Workshops section of the page, and click on the workshop that interests you.  Workshop topics from the conference included preparing low level readers for the GED test, teaching comprehension strategies, and contextualized instruction. ProLiteracy has also made their video from the Preparing Low Level Learners for the GED Test workshop available online.  Watch it below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjBRNiTmchc

Welcome Chris

Here at the Nashville Adult Literacy Council we have new faces coming through our doors everyday, but here's a face you'll likely be running into more than once.  We would like to give a big welcome to Chris Cornett, our new English Language Learning intern!  Chris is currently studying at Middle Tennessee State University working towards his Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, English as a Second Language.  While interning with us, Chris will be assessing new learners, tutoring learners, facilitating Conversation Clubs, as well as assisting with class enrollments.  We are so excited to have him working with us.  Welcome, Chris! ...

Two Great Ways to Support NALC This Week

This week we have two great ways for you to show your support of the Nashville Adult Literacy Council!  For questions or more details, feel free to give us a call: (615)298-8060. For the sports fans, we have been selected as the Charity of the Night for the Wednesday, July 31st Nashville Sounds game.  In addition to being present at the game ourselves, one third of online ticket proceeds will be donated directly to our program.  Join us at the game, and show your support!  The Sounds will be playing against the Las Vegas 51s, and the game starts 7:05 PM.  Read here for more details about online ticket donations... For you mystery ...