USCIS TRAINING FOR LCUP VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers from the Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas attended a training seminar for adult educators, directors, volunteers, and representatives from immigrant-serving organizations.? The seminar was offered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, on September 13, 2018, in Tampa.
Instruction was designed to enhance the skills needed to teach U.S. history, civics, and the naturalization process to immigrant students and to administer a comprehensive adult citizenship education program.
Back to School Event and Health Fair at North Greenwood Community Center
Soha Awad, ?LCUP tutor (on the right in picture below), greeted students and parents at North Greenwood Community Center’s Back to School Event and Health Fair.? She had big mouth cat and shark pictures to color and crayons to send home.?
Several volunteers attended the event on August 4 to talk about ESL classes offered by the Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas. We now have 14 English classes at 9 locations and individual tutors.? Therefore, more volunteers are always needed.
Conversation Classes Resume at New Clearwater East Community Library
On April 30, English conversation classes resumed in their new meeting space at Clearwater East Community Library at St. Petersburg College.? The library is located at 2465 Drew Street in Clearwater, and classes meet on Mondays from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.
Classes had been on hiatus since mid-February, so it was a warm reunion for students and tutors and a welcoming event for newcomers.? The class is led by tutors, Jan Demers (back left) and Robin Pitchford (front right).? Tutors are welcome to visit any class.? We have many students who are eager to work, one-on-one or in a small group, with an LCUP English tutor.
The InterCultural Advocacy Institute’s 8th Annual Luncheon on Friday, May 11, 2018, was attended by LCUP members Claudia Gonzalez, Pat Bauer and Adriana Lefebvre.