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. Here’s an excerpt from the coveted letter: …literacy programs for low-income and under-served students. From providing resources to many English learners to helping to develop their … Read More
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.
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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.
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 … Read More
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, … Read More
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. … Read More
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.
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 … Read More