Our plan for ForWords’ future must begin with a look at our past. Our greatest success has always been our students. In our Winter 2023 newsletter we celebrate some of our shining stars, where they are now, and outline how we are positioning ForWords to meet future needs. Help us celebrate our students…
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Fall 2022 Newsletter
Thank you for being part of the ForWords community. In this newsletter, we share the latest student publication, success of the SummerBridge to High School program, and our plan for the next few months. ForWords Review: A Literary Magazine Vol.1 No.1 2022: The ForWords Connection Hot off the press is the newest student publication, a … Read More
Winter 2022 Newsletter
Greetings! From all of us at ForWords, thank you for your generous response to our year-end appeal. We are grateful to count on you as part of our community, and look forward to sharing more updates with you as we move into the second half of the school year. To read Winter 2022 Newsletter click … Read More
ForWords Literacy Lab Announces a New Executive Director
The San Rafael based non-profit serving immigrant communities in Marin is pleased to welcome a new E.D. as of December 1. Melissa Sherman will take over from Founder and 15-year Director, Gail Siegel, who remains with ForWords as a VP for Academic Affairs. Melissa brings extensive experience in leading youth development programs for non-profits. She … Read More
Fall 2021 Newsletter – In-Person Learning Returns!
Greetings! We hope this finds you well and enjoying the comforts of fall. It’s been a busy year for ForWords, and we’re so grateful for your ongoing support. As we head into the final few months of 2021, we wanted to share a few quick program updates…read more here.
Virtual Spring Gathering – April 29, 2021
The Seed Project is a county-wide campaign that will be launched at our virtual spring gathering, Planting Seeds of Hope. We invite you to join us by sharing your seed of hope. Selected submissions will be featured at our spring event and at a community showcase in the fall….Read More
COVID-19 Protocols/Policy 2020-2021
Approved by Board of Directors: September 10, 2020 FORWORDS MAIN OFFICE 361 Third Street, Suite I San Rafael, CA 94901 Executive Director Gail Siegel: firstname.lastname@example.org 415-785-7899 forwords.org OVERVIEW ForWords Literacy Lab [FWs] is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides literacy programs for students in Marin County, primarily in the San Rafael area. FWs provides community … Read More
Join us for our first ever virtual Spring Fundraising Event!
We are busily preparing for a virtual fundraiser that’s guaranteed to be as creative, engaging and fun as our students! We’re committed to ensuring that, even through the most challenging of times, our students can count on us. That’s why we are creating a fun way for the community to help us do so… and … Read More
Fall Newsletter & Student Poem: Find the Way into Freedom
Dear Friends of ForWords Literacy Lab; Fall has officially begun, and we wish you a healthy and happy change of seasons. While we all continue to face enormous challenges, we want to acknowledge our incredible community of students, faculty and supporters. ForWords students and staff continue to inspire us daily, and have navigated the world … Read More
Welcome Rose Jennings Newhouse to the ForWords team!
ForWords is in the news this week as we welcome our new chief operating officer (COO) Rose Jennings Newhouse. Read more about her here: San Rafael literacy nonprofit names new COO