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Does your adult literacy program host a community read? Do adult learners participate in improvisation, writing and performance projects?

Hello reading and writing colleagues,

I am fascinated by the Redlands California Adult Literacy Program's choosing Seedfolks by award-winning author Paul Fleischman as its community read this year, and by its hosting a free performance of the book. (I wish I could be there to see the performance!)

Journal Article: Immigrants Learning English in a Time of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment

I am pleased to share an article from volume one, issue one of the new ProLiteracy peer-reviewed, online research journal, Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy. This article is written by Clarena Larrotta, Texas State University.

Practitioner Webinar: Tapping Global Talent: Career Pathways for Internationally Trained Engineers in the U.S.

Tapping Global Talent: Career Pathways for Internationally Trained Engineers in the U.S.

In this webinar, WES Global Talent Bridge, TPI Composites and Greater Des Moines Partnership will discuss best practices for tapping the potential of internationally trained immigrants and creating career options that optimize their unique skills. Our guest presenters will share their experience both helping advance careers and hiring immigrant engineers in Des Moines, Iowa.

New Report: Untapped Talent: The Economic Costs of Brain Waste Among Highly Skilled Immigrants in the United States

The United States has long attracted some of the world's best and brightest, drawn by the strong U.S. economy, renowned universities, and reputation for entrepreneurship and innovation.

But because of language, credential recognition, and other barriers many of these highly skilled, college-educated immigrants cannot fully contribute their academic and professional training and skills once in the United States. As a result they work in low-skilled jobs or cannot find a job - a phenomenon known as brain waste.

National Welcoming Week

In celebration of National Welcoming Week, September 16-25, Welcoming America and World Education, Inc.

Supporting the Success of Skilled Immigrants

Webinar: Thursday, April 14, 2016, 2:00-3:15 p.m. EST

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USCIS Public Engagement on Funding Opportunities

Hi, All - 

Just passing along info about USCIS public engagement on how to prepare for USCIS funding opportunities. 



Note: Cross-posted with the Adult English Language Learners group


Dear Stakeholder,

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a teleconference on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern) on how organizations can prepare for federal funding opportunities.

ESSA’s Potential Impact Webinar

K-12 focused but Adult Ed tentacles

Taking Stock of ESSA’s Potential Impact on Immigrant and English-Learner Students. A webinar with Delia Pompa, Senior Fellow for Education Policy, MPI, and Margie McHugh, Director, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, MPI

WHEN: Thursday, January 21, 2016
3:00 P.M. ET / 2:00 P.M. CT / 1:00 P.M. MT / 12:00 P.M. PT (1-hour webinar)

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Immigrants and WIOA Services Factsheet

The Migration Policy Institute released facts sheet for the United States and the states with the largest foreign-born populations. Each factsheet provides estimates of the ages, origins, educational attainment, English proficiency, unemployment and underemployment, parental status, poverty, health insurance coverage and immigration status and their relevance to WIOA.


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