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A Tribute to Eric Carle

“Eric, come out of your cocoon!”: A tribute to author and artist Eric Carle, 1929-2021 This month we pay homage to beloved author and illustrator of children’s books Eric Carle who, with bold shapes, color and stories marinated in kindness, enticed generations of parents and grandparents to snuggle-up and read to their little ones. Eric…

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Becoming a U.S. Citizen…Could You Pass the Test?

If you can remember, we all took a civic class back in high school. We learned about the inner workings of our government and the reasons why we function the way that we do. The question is, how well did we pay attention during class? Could we pass a naturalization test if we had to…

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Chatham Literacy’s Interesting Virtual Event a Success

Why Goats? That question was answered last Tuesday during a Chatham Literacy first virtual spring author’s event. The life of goats, the essence of life on a farm and the beauty of nature elevated to deeper inspiration were topics discussed at this fundraising event by noted author Jill McCorkle and documentarian and photographer Tom Rankin….

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Meet Joselyn Villaseñor

We are excited to introduce you to Joselyn Villaseñor, the newest member of the Chatham Literacy team and family! Joselyn has assumed the role of Program Coordinator and will share job responsibilities with Leslie Ocampo that support our adult learners, volunteers, and tutors. Joselyn comes to Chatham Literacy with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in…

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Chatham Literacy Staff Volunteer at Clinic

On Saturday, March 27, 2021, Chatham Literacy staff, Leslie Ocampo and Vicki Newell, volunteered with the COVID-19 vaccination clinic held at St. Julia’s Church in Siler City. Before COVID-19 began last March, Chatham Literacy taught six ESOL classes at St. Julia’s Church. At the clinic, 280 people were vaccinated, two of whom were Leslie and…

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An Evening with Ruth J. Colvin

National Women’s Hall of Fame PresentsAn Evening with Ruth J. Colvin Register Here Date/Time: Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6:30 p.m. ETCost: Suggested donation of $10 (to ProLiteracy Worldwide) Enjoy an evening with Ruth J. Colvin, 1993 National Women’s Hall of Fame inductee. March is Women’s History Month and we hope you’ll join us on Thursday,…

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Vicki Newell in the News

An interview with Chatham Literacy Executive Director Vicki Newell is featured in the latest edition of the Chatham News and Record. Read it here.

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Another Board Member Vaccinated

Pam Naugle, Chatham Literacy Board Director, got her COVID vaccine.  Looking good Pam…thank you.

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Rolling Up His Sleeve for His Family

Alirio Estevez, ESL Instructor at Siler City Elementary School and Board Director with Chatham Literacy, received his COVID-19 vaccination. Thank you Alirio for all you do for the community. In Alirio’s words, “I rolled up my sleeve for my students, for our families and for our community.” Enjoy Alirio’s story that was published in the…

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Chatham Literacy’s Literacy Boost!

On January 20, 2021, at the inauguration of our 46th President Joe Biden, we were mesmerized by the words of Amanda Gorman, from her poem The Hill We Climb: “For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it.” This young African American woman…

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