US House of Representatives recognize ForWords

July 16, 2017By Noah WassermanAll News & Events, Awards & Honors, Honors

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

ForWords partners with AmazonSmile

November 28, 2016By Noah WassermanAll News & Events, Fundraising

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

Summer 2016 Newsletter

July 19, 2016By Noah WassermanAll 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 … Read More

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

April 30, 2016By Elisabeth SiegelAll News & Events, Community Partnerships, Fundraising No Comments

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

Call for Support!

November 10, 2015By Noah WassermanAll News & Events, Fundraising, Special Programs No Comments

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

HWA Partnership // Literacy Blast Summer

July 29, 2014By ForWords_AdminAll News & Events, Community Partnerships, Special Programs No Comments

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