Reading Connections Looking for Volunteers
Thousands of people in Guilford County are struggling with literacy, and a local organization is trying to help. Reading Connections has had its doors open in Guilford County since 1990. Right now in Guilford County, the organization says one in five adults lack the literacy...
Family Literacy Program in Guilford County
Reading Connections offers a 10-week literacy program to families in Guilford County. Parents, mostly immigrants learning English, hone reading skills while their children separately also practice reading. At the end of each evening session, families take home a copy of the book of the night...
Workplace Literacy Classes Enhance Productivity
Jonathan spoke very little English when he moved to the United States from Vietnam five years ago. As an employee at Horizon Tool Inc., he struggled to communicate effectively with his supervisors and coworkers. When his employer partnered with Reading Connections this summer to provide...
Cone Health to Distribute Our Multilingual Children’s Book
As you may have already heard, Reading Connections has published a multilingual children’s book, “Why Ducks Sleep on One Leg.” The book is printed in two languages used by the Montagnard community and English. With the help of David and Deb White of Castlerigg Press,...
Reading Connections helps open doors with literacy, life skills training
Because of religious persecution, Tasneem Tahira left Pakistan with her brother and his family and came to the United States as a refugee in 2016. Tahira, who spoke only Urdu, left two brothers and three sisters and their families behind in her home country. After...
Reading Connections looking for volunteers to change lives
Roughly 20% of adults in Guilford County, or 1 in 5, cannot read a children’s book. Another 25% cannot read at the high school level. Tonight in 12 Inspires, WXII 12 News speaks to a local agency working to change that. It’s called Reading Connections. It’s...
Inside an Adult Basic Ed Group
By Micaela Campbell Experienced tutor Cam Broadnax leads a level two ABE class each Tuesday with her enthusiastic students Esther, Dorothy and Barbara. The class usually reads one or two books per session and completes accompanying activities. Cam is currently preparing her students for their...
High Point Woman from Iraq Shares Her Success
Originally from Iraq, Wesal Altamimi came to Reading Connections to improve her English skills. Since enrolling, Wesal has become a U.S. citizen and works as a supervisor at Krispy Kreme. Read more about Wesal’s story on the FOX8 website.