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 […]

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friends of ForWords Literacy Lab, A new school year has just begun! After a busy summer, we are excited to return to classrooms and schools throughout the Bay Area to support underserved students and teachers in the new academic year. In each of our programs, we work to develop engaging projects that connect students […]

“Give Back Tuesday” to Support ForWords, Tuesday August 30th, Iron Springs Brew Pub

“Give Back Tuesday” to Support ForWords, Tuesday August 30th, Iron Springs Brew Pub

It’s that time again-please join us at Iron Springs Brew Pub in Fairfax on Tuesday, August 30th @ 5PM to celebrate a warm summer evening.  It’s the “Give Back Tuesdays” night-Iron Springs Brew Pub will donate a % of the evening’s take to ForWords.  So plan to join us for drinks, appetizers, and dinner.

Summer 2016 Newsletter

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in News & Events, Newsletters | No Comments

Dear Friends of ForWords Literacy Lab, Summer is here! We have just finished wrapping up our literacy programs at San Rafael High School (SRHS), San Francisco School of Arts and Technology, Helms Middle School, and Huckleberry Youth Services. ForWords OutLoud, our Saturday program, has been a huge success and we are already anticipating more students […]

Feel like giving? Help Elisabeth raise money for Bay Area Human Race

My Story… Please help ForWords provides literacy programs for low-income, under-served students in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, many of whom are English language learners. ForWords Literacy Lab was founded in honor of the life of my older sister Catherine Holly, a young woman who loved reading and writing and appreciated the extraordinary ethnic, […]

Call for Support!

Dear Friends and ForWords Literacy Lab Supporters (and MARIN County Voters) Nov. 10th the Marin County Supervisors will hold a hearing to listen to proposals from local non-profits about their work in the community. Prior to the hearing, Supervisors have received applications, including of course one from FWLL, for grants from the Community Service Fund. […]

Human Race

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Fundraising, News & Events | No Comments

ForWords Literacy Lab Board Members Miguel Godoy and Elisabeth Siegel ran the Marin County Human Race in June on behalf of ForWords. Elisabeth came in second place and together they raised over $300 for ForWords.

HWA Partnership // Literacy Blast Summer

ForWords Literacy Lab in partnership with Huckleberry Youth Services provided programs in San Francisco and San Rafael this summer for high school students. The students, ForWords teachers and artists-in-residence, and Huckleberry staff worked together on Communication Literacy, reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as Technology Literacy. The youth conducted research about health issues and […]

Saturdays at ForWords Literacy Lab

Posted by on Jul 5, 2014 in News & Events | No Comments

Beginning this fall, ForWords will be open on Saturdays for students in the Canal area of San Rafael. We have an exciting new partnership with Opera Parallele of San Francisco to develop student spoken word/musical pieces based on the opera “Dead Man Walking.” students will read the book by, and interviews with Sister Helen Prejean, […]