The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $11,250 grant to the New Hampshire Humanities Council to support their connections adult literacy program.
Connections is offered in partnership with adult basic education and ESOL classes, the prisons, and refugee resettlement organizations. Participants are both native speakers and new Americans. The program uses the best of children’s literature and Humanities Council-trained facilitators to promote English language skills; foster a culture of reading; nurture conversation in which readers contribute their own ideas, stories, and interpretations; and reinforce family literacy.
“Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s support is instrumental in helping us connect new Americans and native English speakers with expanded opportunities in the community and in the workplace,” said Deborah Watrous, Humanities Council executive director. “We are deeply grateful for the thousands of adult learners Bank of America Charitable Foundation has helped to empower through its support of Connections since 2011, and lifelong learners of all kinds since 1989. What a remarkable statement of Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s commitment to the people of New Hampshire.”