published by Annaliza Thomas on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 4:39pm
September 8, 2011 was proclaimed Georgia Literacy Day by Governor Nathan Deal to encourage citizens to support literacy campaigns in their local communities. Also, the week of September 12-18, 2011 has been proclaimed as Literacy Week.
published by Annaliza Thomas on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 10:47am
Greetings. My name is Annaliza Thomas and I am the new Executive Director for Literacy Forsyth. I am extremely excited to be working with such an important community organization. I have been overwhelmed with the warm welcome and support given to me by the Board of Directors and members of this organization. I look forward to our continued work together.
published by Lorraine Stewart on Fri, 03/18/2011 - 9:04am
Forsyth Reads Together is a county-wide program to promote reading for pleasure in our community. The event is hosted by Forsyth County Public Library with support from Literacy Forsyth and the FCPL Friends & Advocates. The 2011 selection is The Life and Times of Louisa May Alcott, 1832 - 1888. Everyone is invited to participate in the series of events listed below. For more information, please contact the Forsyth County Public Library at 770-781-9840 or visit www.forsythpl.org.
published by Lorraine Stewart on Mon, 02/28/2011 - 12:54pm
Do you love a good Sale? Then you won’t want to miss Belk’s semi-annual Charity Day Sale on April 16, 2011. Literacy Forsyth is selling tickets for this popular event at a cost of $5.00 each. The ticket is your admission to the sale and gives you $5.00 off your first purchase.
published by Lorraine Stewart on Wed, 02/16/2011 - 4:46pm
Registration for free General Educational Development (GED) exam preparation classes will be held at Lanier Technical College on Tuesday, March 1 and Tuesday, March 22. Registration begins at noon and takes approximately four hours to complete. Lanier Technical College is located at 7745 Majors Road in Cumming. For information, please call 770-871-6987.
published by Lorraine Stewart on Mon, 02/07/2011 - 11:38am
Interested in volunteering? Join us for the next volunteer orientation session, Saturday, February 12 from 10:00 to noon. Registration is required. For more information on volunteering, click here. To register for orientation, call 770-876-2011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
published by Lorraine Stewart on Tue, 01/18/2011 - 8:36pm
Due to last week's snow storm, registration originally scheduled for January 10 has been rescheduled for Monday, January 31st at Lanier Technical College, 7745 Majors Road in Cumming. Register in person only between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in room 237. Proof of legal U.S. residence required. For information, please call 770-781-6787. Free English as a Second Language classes are held throughout the county and begin on February 1st.
published by Lorraine Stewart on Mon, 01/03/2011 - 9:37am
U.S. History, civics, and test preparation class for adults applying for U.S. Citizenship through Naturalization. Free classes begin January 13, 2011. Registration required. Registration dates: January 6 at Johns Creek Baptist Church, 3-7 p.m. and January 10 at Lanier Technical College, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Call 770-781-6987 for more information.
published by Lorraine Stewart on Mon, 11/29/2010 - 3:33pm
On Monday, November 29, 2010 Literacy Forsyth was one of several local non-profits to receive funding from Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation's Operation Round-up program. Operation Round-up channels donations from Sawnee customers to charities in Dawson and Forsyth Counties.
published by Lorraine Stewart on Tue, 11/16/2010 - 10:35am
Cumming, November 9, 2010 – The State Board of The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) has awarded Forsyth County Certified Literate Community status. This resolution is recognition of Forsyth County’s success in establishing an effective, sustainable adult education program and in reaching its 10-year goal of elevating literacy rates among a targeted adult population.
published by Lorraine Stewart on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 9:35am
Literacy Forsyth's annual adult spelling bee fundraiser was held on October 25. Nine local teams competed for prizes and a travelling trophy. The Library Lexicons, the Forysyth County Library team, successfully spelled gigue and porphyry to win the event.
published by Lorraine Stewart on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 12:24pm
A new class is being offered for adult immigrants who are seeking U.S. Citizenship via the Naturalization process. The class covers the following:
-- Preparation for the Naturalization Test
-- Overview of the Naturalization process
-- U.S. History
-- U.S. Civics and The Constitution
The class will be held at Lanier Technical College, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. Classes begin on October 4 and end on December 9. The class and all materials are free to county residents.