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DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM OFFERS ONLINE LEARNING ALTERNATIVE

Because of the demands of life, many adults in need of education are unable to attend adult learning programs. In an effort to reach out to these adults, the Notre Dame Education Center in South Boston and Project Hope Adult Learner Program in Dorchester are offering adults an alternative – ONLINE LEARNING.

This new program offers adults the opportunity to learn anytime, anywhere. Courses are taught online via an Internet based program called FirstClass. Now all you need to "go to school" is access to the Internet. Computer labs at NDEC and Project Hope will be available to adults enrolled in this program who do not have home computers. Learners may also use computers at any library.

Learn more from the following downloadable PDF documents:


PARTNERS IN CAREER AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT (PCWD) OFFERS HEALTHCARE CAREER TRAINING

Partners in Career and Workforce Development is a short-term training and internship for people interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. After completion of the training the participants will begin "Career Club" and have support from the Partners healthcare staff. Placements have included entry-level clerical and supportive staff positions. This is an opportunity to get your foot in the door with the Partners Healthcare system.

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BPS FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAM LAUNCHES TOGETHER, NOW!

The Boston Public School's Family Literacy Program is committed to the belief that involvement by parents in their children's education helps improve the quality of children's education thus helping children to learn more effectively. The Family Literacy Program is devoted to expanding and strengthening Family Literacy Skills. We have implemented a program we call Together, Now! in which the families are invited to the center once a month to participate in a cooperative learning experience. We have devised various workshops that are both fun and educational. November's Together, Now! was a storytelling festival involving a professional storyteller and related crafts. The day was a tremendous success as one could see from the smiling faces.


COMMUNITY PARTNERS MEETING

You are invited to our upcoming Community Partners Meeting on Wed. October 13, 2004 at St. Mark's Hall Dorchester Avenue from 9-11am. "Making Connections in Support of Adult Learners". A chance to network with ABE programs, libraries, childcare providers, health centers, local politicians, community colleges and local businesses. Guest speaker is Lori Thames, Director of Project Hope Children's Center and chair of the Dorchester ChildCare Cluster. Open to the public.


DALC MONTHLY MEETINGS

DALC meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 1:00-2:30 at the Codman Square Library, 690 Washington Street in Dorchester.

If you are concerned about the educational needs of adults in Dorchester, please consider partnering with DALC in our efforts to increase awareness, acceptance and action.

Contact DALC's coordinator for more information.