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… …we hope everyone is staying safe and well.  Starting Monday, March 23rd ForWords programs will resume online. Our amazing staff is currently connecting with our students, assessing their needs and requests, and preparing curriculum, seminars, tutoring, and a place to be together to learn. UPDATE: ForWords Goes […]

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.

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.