Literacy Achieves trains community volunteers (like you) to help immigrants and refugees learn English and navigate daily life in their new country. These families have fled war-torn countries and are working to earn a living, create a home and educate their children. No prior teaching or foreign language experience is required – just a caring heart and a willingness to help.
If you’re willing to commit to at least two hours a week, the Literacy Achieves spring semester begins Jan. 31. Class sizes are small – nine or fewer students to allow for social distancing – and universal masking is required. You may teach at the nearby Vickery Meadow campus or opt for online teaching if you prefer. Semesters are 13 weeks, and holidays match the Dallas ISD schedule. You’ll find classes to accommodate any schedule – Monday through Thursday, morning, noon or night.
Materials and training will be provided, although a donation of $70 to purchase your guides and workbooks would be a big help. Computer literacy would be helpful, too.