a 24 hour charitable challenge organized by the Omaha Community Foundation. The online giving holiday is taking place today, May 22nd, from midnight to midnight. We will need your help! We are joining over 300 local nonprofits to raise money together and compete for matching funds and prize money. The more money we raise, the larger percentage of the match pool we will receive. The more donors we get to give to us, the more likely we are to win prize money.
Words Make Life Better
Thank you for helping us raise:
- Learn to read
- Learn to use a computer
- Learn to write a check
- Learn to use a map
- Learn to understand a medicine bottle
Literacy Center Programs
Adult Literacy and Education Programs
- GED Preparation
provides small classroom instruction for adult students testing at the 9th grade or above. Self paced or accelerated classes are available for students to help prepare them to successfully complete the five GED tests.
- Adult Basic Education (ABE)
consists of small classroom instruction and one-on-one tutoring to adults who test below the 8th grade level. This program focuses on basic reading, writing and computation, with an emphasis on developing critical thinking skills.
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
provides small classroom instruction and one-on-one tutoring for adults who are not native English speakers. ESL classes focus on helping students gain essential basic English and survival English skills.
- Computer Literacy
consists of a computer learning center for English speaking and non-English speaking students. Students can use educational software to practice classroom skills or participate in Computer Literacy classes to learn computer and keyboarding skills.
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Adult Literacy & Education
Supports community priorities
- Workforce Preparation
Basic literacy skills help people prepare for and advance in the workforce.
- Children’s Education
Studies demonstrate that a tight correlation exists between parents’ literacy and children’s success with literacy and school.
- Public Health
Literacy skills are associated with more informed decision making, better health behaviors and improved communications between health care providers and patients.