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Since October 2003, we've highlighted strategies for 52 straight months via our Strategy of the Month e-newsletter. This month marks the first time we're highlighting two strategies at once (to see the other strategy for this month, click here). It's also the first time that we're recognizing strategies from an adult literacy program.
The strategies come from volunteers with the Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles. The organization's Volunteer for Literacy Program strengthens and builds the capacity of literacy providers in the Greater Los Angeles community by recruiting and training volunteers to help improve the basic literacy skills of adults within and outside of the workforce. Providers include public schools, libraries, WorkSource Centers, and other community-based organizations.
As you're about to learn, the Literacy Network is also home to incredibly passionate, innovative volunteers.
Meet Joyce Tamanaha-Ho
Joyce (left) and her Learning Partner
Joyce works one-on-one with an ESL learner once a week at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library. When we asked her to share some information about herself, she wrote:
Joyce's strategy involves helping adult learners to better understand American culture and colloquialisms by reading and discussing "Ask Amy" columns together. Check it out below!
LEARNING ABOUT AMERICAN CULTURE AND COLLOQUIALISMS THROUGH NEWSPAPER COLUMNS
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How Have You Addressed this Issue?
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