A Day In the Life – A Young Mother Making Ends Meet

August 29, 2014

Ugh. It’s 6 a.m. already. Time goes by quickly when I’m sleeping and it takes a long time to get comfortable. Anyway, I have to get up and attempt to get ready for work. I have to keep track of time, because I can’t afford to slip up. I have to be gone by 7 […]

I Can Do It!

August 5, 2014

This week, hundreds of adults are sitting in Project Learn meeting rooms as they complete the last phase of the agency’s orientation program. They are days away from becoming registered Project Learn students and will be assigned to classes in two weeks. One student, Bridgett, is particularly elated about her new beginning, and the excitement […]

What Does Literacy Mean to You?

July 8, 2014

What does literacy mean to you? Does it mean something special or is it something you’ve never thought about? Did you grow up being read to as a child and surrounded by advantages of education? Not everyone in America, or Ohio for that matter, has had the same opportunities as others. From what I can […]

Back Down Memory Lane

June 24, 2014

I still subscribe to my hometown newspaper The San Juan Record. It is a peek back to a place that I love dearly but rarely get to see. This week there was an article about the elementary school being torn down. My 6th grade teacher (Mr. Boyle) put an appeal each of us who had […]

Amelia: A Poem for My Daughter

June 16, 2014

Hello, there! I’d like to share a beautiful poem written by one of my ESL students, Julia Joo. The poem written was as a class assignment. My students were required to think of a life event or experience and choose at least five words to describe it. Using those five words as a foundation, they […]


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