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HVAC Training Program Partnership

We are partnering with Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina to provide an HVAC training program to adults in our area. The HVAC Hero Training Curriculum was created and will be proctored by Maintenance Heroes. The program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills...
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Reading Connections Educates Families During Pandemic

With funding from The High Point Community Foundation, Reading Connections is working to break the cycle of illiteracy in families through its Family Literacy Program. See the entire story from FOX 8 News.   Reading Connections continues work to offer stability amid the pandemic
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Reading Connections Program Goes Virtual to Continue Helping Students

Reading Connections helps adults learn and improve basic literacy skills such as reading, writing and comprehension. The classes are usually held face-to-face between tutors and students, but that traditional way of learning had to adjust to the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the FOX 8 story to learn...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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