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Sarah Jane

13 neighbors want more accessible adult remedial or lower education classes for reading,writing, and basic lifeskills in New Orleans.

I would like new educators to work with the forgotten, older New Orleanians who were cheated out of a decent education and now find themselves in a world of technology where everything is scripted down and they cannot even write their names. Maybe a little one on one workshops at the library?

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Robin

YES! (YMCA Educational Services)
504 596-3842
Third Floor
After Hurricane Katrina destroyed the YES! facilities, NOPL offered the YMCA's adult literacy program the use of the Main Library's Learning Center space (having lost our Learning Center staff) -- and a flourishing partnership was born.

YMCA Educational Services (YES!) is the adult literacy branch of the YMCA of Greater New Orleans. YES! provides quality instruction to adults ages 16 and older in reading, math, and language. The goal is to give adults the skills they need to find better jobs, help children with homework, or effectively manage household finances.

YES! serves adults who read at the 8th grade level or below. It is the only adult education provider in the area that focuses exclusively on serving these lowest-level learners.

Classes are held Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Posted Jul 26, 2012
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Alan Joseph Williams

Hey Sarah Jane---

The most promising lead I got was the Yahoo Group for Teach for America--which is a program that sends young kids from all over the place to cities like New Orleans that are rebuilding their education system.

groups.yahoo.com/group/tfagno/

The group says its for all general postings, information, etc. I think if you joined the group and relay the information you shared here, you might get a promising response--maybe a direct offer of help, or maybe just a refer all to good resource.

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Posted Mar 29, 2012
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Nathan Jodry - AKA Sprinkles

Thanks for the support Alan!

I've asked many people and searched the internet for local programs. . . Dead end after dead end is all I find.

Just think about this........ "They pay for him to live but not learn."

What is a life if you don't know how to live?

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Posted Mar 22, 2012
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Alan Joseph Williams

Thanks for letting us know Sarah Jane. I'll see who I can get in touch with in the education community.

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Posted Mar 22, 2012
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Sarah Jane

I have a beautiful friend who rides the bus every day to a job for a DO-GOOD charity for the last 33 yrs.He desparetly wants to take a computer class @a local job PLACE.The problem is he can't read/write/count.They pay for him to live but not learn.Any passionate educators out there willing to spend an afternoon helping a man achieve his goals?Don't know where else to go .Already asked library to look into.Nothing so far.Pro bono, of course.He also may teach you a thing or 2.Bit of a savant when it comes to everyone elses stop.Dedicated need only apply

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Posted Mar 22, 2012
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