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Upcoming ESL Event – Meet the Presenters!

Event Title: Strengthening and Transforming ESL Programs through Community Networks

Event Type: Online Discussion

Date(s): September 28-30, 2015

Greetings, LINCS Community!

This is a friendly reminder that Strengthening and Transforming ESL Programs through Community Networks is only two weeks away.

From September 28-30, 2015, the Adult English Language Learners and Program Management groups will host special guests Lisa Agao, Cheryl Hiester, Silja Kallenbach, Andy Nash, Karisa Tashjian, and Madeleine Taylor in a lively discussion exploring the impact of community networks on immigrant integration efforts.

Lisa Agao is the Citizenship and ESL Teacher at Fresno Adult School and Coordinator of the Central Valley Immigrant Integration Network, California.

Cheryl Hiester is the Executive Director of the Lancaster Literacy Council and a member of the Lancaster County Refugee Coalition in Lancaster-Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

Silja Kallenbach is the Vice President of World Education, Inc. (World Ed) and directs the national Networks for Integrating New Americans demonstration project funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Andy Nash is the Technical Assistance Coordinator for the Networks for Integrating New Americans initiative and directs the New England Literacy Resource Center at World Ed.

Karisa Tashjian is the Coordinator of the We Rhode Island Network, in addition to being the Director of Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) at Providence Public Library.

Madeleine Taylor is the CEO and a cofounder of Network Impact, which provides social-change agents with strategies, tools, research, and consulting expertise to design and use networks for increased impact.

In preparation for this discussion, visit the Networks for Integrating New Americans project website and explore the available resources. Interested participants may also share this announcement with their adult education colleagues.

Many thanks and we look forward to talking to you!

The LINCS Community Team