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Alison Larkin and the Jane Austen Foundation Partner with LitNet

Great idea for your holiday shopping--purchase a Jane Austen audiobook and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to LitNet!
 
LitNet is so excited to be partnering with comedian and award winning audiobook narrator Alison Larkin and the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation on this special opportunity for the month of December.  
 
Purchase here --> Alison Larkin Presents

Press release here --> Alison Larkin Appointed US Ambassador for Jane Austen Literacy Foundation; Donates Portion of Sales of Audiobooks to Literacy Network of South Berkshire

Together We Can Make a Difference

Dear Friends,
 
Over the past few weeks, many of us have been rocked by the shifts in our American political system. As we begin to find our footing, the national landscape around us looks quite different.
 
However, our local community--and LitNet's commitment to it--have not changed.
 
The overwhelming majority of LitNet's students are immigrants to the Berkshires who work with our volunteer tutors to improve their educational skills and create better lives for themselves and their families. They work hard. They learn. They contribute to the fabric of our community.
 
Now, federal reforms designed to protect and support our immigrant neighbors are being called into question, and many citizens are at a loss as to what comes next. I was recently inspired by a LitNet volunteer who wrote to tell me how she intends to make a difference. She said:
 
"...if you want to do something now and here, I realized LitNet is the answer."
 
On behalf of all of LitNet's students, I am asking for your support as we face the challenges ahead. There are two ways you can help:
 
1. DONATE to support our mission.
LitNet receives NO federal funding and is completely dependent on the generosity of private donors. Give now to cast your vote in support of immigrants, in support of education, in support of openness in our community.
 
2. VOLUNTEER as a tutor.
By spending one hour a week studying with a LitNet adult learner, you can change lives. Get to know your neighbors. Build relationships. Explore your language and your culture with fresh eyes. No prior experience is required.
 
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions, comments, or ideas. We would love to hear from you. Thank you for working with us to help all adult learners reach their full potential.
 
Sincerely,
Jennifer Hermanski

LitNet Gala - October 1

Check out our inspirational video that was shown at the 25th Anniversary Gala.  It highlights the stories of our honorees, Dr. Sukhpal Mann and Dr. Tony Makdisi, and LitNet students.
 
 

 

We Need New Tutors!

The Literacy Network of South Berkshire (LitNet) has been offering free, one-on-one tutoring sessions for adults since 1991. LitNet’s flexible, personalized approach to tutoring enables adult learners to succeed in their jobs, support their families, and engage with their local communities. The organization began by teaching reading skills, and LitNet quickly expanded its curriculum to offer lessons in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), citizenship test preparation, high-school diploma preparation, and adult basic education.
 
To better serve the growing population of immigrant adult learners who live in the Berkshires, LitNet is looking for new tutors! No prior teaching experience is necessary. All you need are curiosity, patience, and a willingness to help your neighbors! Training and support for tutors will be provided. If you would like to learn more about LitNet or want to sign up to become a volunteer tutor, please contact Executive Director Jennifer Hermanski at 413-243-0471 or jhermanski@litnetsb.org.
 
Tutors - Monthly Updates
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