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LitNet Launches American Dream Campaign

Whether our families have lived here for one generation or ten generations, our ancestors came to this country in search of new opportunities and worked hard in order to succeed. Their shared hope for a better life is the essence of the American Dream.
 
Though some would argue that the American Dream is a thing of the past, we can assure you that the American Dream is alive and well at LitNet. We see it every day in the lives of our students, about 90 percent of whom are immigrants who have come to America seeking better lives and new opportunities. With LitNet’s help, adults in our community cultivate the skills they need to reach their goals and follow their dreams.
 
In 2016, the number of new students we served increased by almost 30 percent, but our income did not increase proportionally. Therefore, this spring, we are launching the American Dream Campaign, a fundraising effort that will support LitNet’s goal of remaining free, open, and accessible to any southern Berkshire adults who need educational support. This campaign celebrates the core values of courage, strength, and determination upon which our country was founded. All funds raised will support the daily operating expenses that enable LitNet to serve students and help them pursue their own American Dreams.
 
We are excited to share that The Gilson Family Foundation has generously agreed to match funds raised by the American Dream Campaign up to $30,000!
 
A gift to the American Dream Campaign is a gift of opportunity and a promise of hope for dozens of adult learners in this community. CLICK HERE to make a donation today and help keep the American Dream alive for future generations.  

 

Upcoming Events
 

Celebrating Tutors: Champions of the American Dream
Tuesday, June 20
5:00pm
Mary Spina's House--Lenox, MA
 
We want to celebrate our hardworking, thoughtful, generous and amazing tutors!  All LitNet tutors are invited to join us for a picnic (rain or shine) and the beautiful home of tutor coordinator Mary Spina.  
Drinks and snacks will be served.  
 
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Pronunciation Workshops
 
Tuesday, May 23 3:00-4:30pm, Lee Library Gallery, Lee

Wednesday, May 24 3:00-4:30pm, Mason Library Community Room, Great Barrington
            
We are delighted to welcome three experienced speech therapists and dedicated LitNet volunteers--Sue Arkans (tutor), Leslie Murray (tutor and board member), and Sue Weintraub (tutor and board member)--to host a special pronunciation workshop series.  The same workshop will be offered in two convenient locations--at the Lee Library and at the Mason Library in Great Barrington.  

During these sessions, we will cover fundamental concepts of speech that will introduce you to basic speech production and help you identify common pronunciation errors.  We will also share strategies for teaching your students specific sounds and improving their pronunciation skills.

Please RSVP by emailing us at info@litnetsb.org or calling 413-243-0471.

 
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