November/December 2015 This newsletter and previous newsletters can be found in the Newsletter Archive page, located on the blue menu bar on the home page.
More than 100 supporters attended the PSC Recognition Event August 27 in the Pleasant Hill library. Students and tutors are honored at this annual celebration of milestones and achievements in reaching literacy goals. Joanne Durkee from Mt. Diablo Adult Ed … Read More »
PSC recently hosted an Adult Learner Leadership Institute (ALLI) session for students from Bay Area literacy programs. Here are essays written by two of the students. From Maryam N.: When I went to the ALLI workshop I was all nerves, … Read More »
July/August 2015 This newsletter and the last year’s newsletters can be found in the Newsletter Archive page, located on the blue menu bar on the home page.
If you are someone like me and something deep down inside you has always wanted to write your thoughts down on paper, but felt you “knew” that it was something that was not possible, what did you do? For me, … Read More »
My name is Katia and I came to this country 8 years ago. My story is similar to other immigrant stories that come here to realize the American dream, leaving behind family, friends, habits, and memories. However, trying to realize … Read More »
Megan Brown, a PSC staff member, interviewed tutor Sheryl and her student for this article. Sheryl: I went through the PSC tutor training over 2 years ago now. My favorite part of the training was witnessing the connection between the … Read More »
Imagine that you are visiting a country for the first time and do not know the language or customs. Do you feel lost? How do you find your way around? How do you buy things that you need, including food? … Read More »
Thank you, Colleen, for taking the time to share your experiences as an adult literacy tutor for Project Second Chance. Tell us how you first heard about PSC, and why you decided to become a tutor. I first heard of … Read More »
Project Second Chance student, Ike Eikanger, recently published his first book of poetry titled, A Journey from Illiteracy to Poetry. Ike’s two volunteer tutors, Ted and Helen, helped him to find the talent he had buried inside of himself. His … Read More »