Summer Wrap-Up Newsletter

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in News & Events, Newsletters | No Comments
Summer Wrap-Up Newsletter

Earlier this month, the 2018 ForWords Literacy Lab Summer Program came to a close with an exciting certificate ceremony. Throughout the summer, students explored such themes as discrimination, immigration, poverty, and other social issues. Read all about our exciting summer here.

Give Back Tuesday at Iron Springs Brew Pub, Aug 21st

Give Back Tuesday at Iron Springs Brew Pub, Aug 21st

With the new school year just around the corner, we’d like to thank you for helping set us up for success with your generous support. Please join us at Iron Springs Pub & Brewery in Fairfax on August 21st when 10% of all proceeds will go directly to our programs. Stop by anytime between 4 […]

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends of ForWords, Our programs are in full swing this spring, with poetry readings, research and writing projects and an organized college visit. We’ve summarized these exciting projects in our April 2018 Newsletter. Read full Newsletter here.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF JOB OPENING: Director of Youth Education

ForWords Literacy Lab is recruiting an outstanding educator/leader for its Youth Programs.   POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Youth Education is a 40-hour-per-week contracted position responsible for student engagement in ForWords Literacy Lab (FWLL) programs. FWLL provides literacy development programs for the under-served population of first generation students in the Bay Area. The Director works with the Executive […]

2017 A Year in Review

Posted by on Dec 26, 2017 in News & Events, Newsletters | No Comments
2017 A Year in Review

Dear Friends of ForWords, Earlier this week, you likely received our annual appeal in the mail. As part of our efforts to help provide access to higher education for underserved students, we are fundraising to bring 25 young men and women on a college visit of University of California at Merced and California State University […]

Join ForWords with Rebecca Foust – Tuesday Dec. 5th, 7PM

Join ForWords with Rebecca Foust – Tuesday Dec. 5th, 7PM

Marin County Poet Laureate Rebecca Foust will host an evening of readings by ForWords students and Next Generation Scholars, who will speak to the theme of Poetry as Sanctuary. Tuesday December 5th 7pm at Fairfax Library

ForWords on KGO 810 AM Radio!

ForWords will be highlighted on The Brian Copeland Show, Wednesday, September 13th at 2:30pm.  Find a radio and join us! The Brian Copeland Show

US House of Representatives recognize ForWords

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Awards, News & Events | No Comments

Sponsored by CA-02 District Representative Jared Huffman, The US House of Representatives formally recognized ForWords for its special contributions to the students we help develop 21st century literacy skills.

ForWords published in the Marin Poetry Center 2017 Anthology

The poetry of five ForWords students has been selected to be published in the Marin Poetry Center 2017 anthology. Juan Philipe Herrera, former US Poet Laureate wrote a poem for the anthology to honor our students and the other writers. More information available here.

ForWords partners with AmazonSmile

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Fundraising, News & Events | No Comments

ForWords is happy to announce a partnership with Amazon.com. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support ForWords every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that […]