Welcome Rose Jennings Newhouse to the ForWords team!

Posted by on Aug 14, 2020 in News & Events | No Comments

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

Students Still Reading, Writing, and Dreaming

Posted by on Jul 1, 2020 in News & Events, Newsletters | No Comments

Check out our spring post card! Link here (pdf)

Moving Forward During the Pandemic

Posted by on Jun 16, 2020 in News & Events, Newsletters | No Comments

Dear Friends of ForWords Literacy Lab, These past few months, and the past few weeks especially, have been incredibly challenging and emotional. We hope you and your family are safe and well. All of us at ForWords have been deeply affected by the Black Lives Matter movement we’re seeing close to home and around the […]

ForWords Goes Virtual

Dear Friends and Supporters of ForWords Literacy Lab, As we all face the challenges of a very difficult time, we hope you are all safe. We thought it might add a moment of hope to provide an update on our students and programs, and what better way to start than to quote one of our […]

ForWords Programs are up and running!

From the ForWords Board of Directors and Staff… …All of us at ForWords hope that you are safe and well during this unprecedented time. Fortunately, ForWords students remain engaged in their learning, as staff quickly adjusted by providing all instruction online as of March 23rd. When access to learning devices and wi-fi posed a problem […]

Summer Bridge Program, Published Anthology & New Staff!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2019 in News & Events, Newsletters | No Comments

Dear Friends of ForWords Literacy Lab, We’re launching full speed ahead into our fall programs, and wanted to take a moment to share a roundup of our summer work, exciting staffing news, and what we have planned for the new school year thanks to your generous support. This summer marked the 5th year of our Summer […]


Our spring celebration at the beautiful Embassy Suites in Terra Linda was a great success! Over 160 guests gathered to support the work of our amazing students, while enjoying delicious food and the swinging sounds of the San Rafael High School Jazz Band. ForWords honored the work of our ally The California Film Institute Education […]

Join Us for Our Spring Event!

Sunday April 28, 2019 from 2-4pm The Embassy Suites by Hilton 101 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA 94903 Ample free parking Gather with us to enjoy food and drink as we showcase the creative works of ForWords students, honor the important contributions of the California Film Institute, and screen a Mill Valley Film Festival short […]

Good news in the new year!

ForWords is pleased to announce that grants have been received from The Allensby Charity Trust Fund of the San Rafael Elks Lodge, The Amini Foundation for the Study of Affect, and Marin Charitable. Thank you one and all for your generous and on-going support!

Winter 2019 Newsletter

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019 in News & Events, Newsletters | No Comments

Dear Friends of ForWords Literacy Lab, Happy New Year! Wishing you and yours health and happiness in 2019. We’ve summarized the exciting projects coming up in 2019 in our January 2019 Newsletter. Read full Newsletter here.