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Student Spotlight: Donovan Barnes

​My name is Donovan Barnes, and I have written this letter on behalf of the Washington Literacy Center, a place that has helped to shape me into the person I am today. Now, I can simply go off on a tangent and share a “rise above” story, but I would rather tell you about myself and the opportunities that have presented itself over a time period of a year. Unlike our typical students, I came to the center with a high school diploma, and previous college experience, studying psychology. As you are reading this, you might ask me why did I choose to come here? What did I gain from the Washington Literacy Center? I would say that I gained a vast amount of connections and experience that has been

Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Bendlin

“If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life.” – Author Unknown ​ Susan came to the Washington Literacy Center in June 2018 seeking an opportunity to touch lives by volunteering to teach reading to our students. There were several students who expressed an interest in continuing their studies through the summer, so Susan was able to begin teaching right away. Susan comes to the Washington Literacy Center as an attorney with experience as a law professor and Dean of Student Affairs for several law schools. Susan has a wealth of volunteer experience for various community-level organizations, incl

New Classes Added

Adult ESL Literacy and Effective Communication Skills Dr. Robin Barr For beginning English language learners who have difficulty reading English and/or pronouncing English sounds. This is an innovative pilot course, offered in conjunction with the Washington Literacy Center, the Washington English Center, and English Language Training Solutions. Class size is limited to 8. Rolling admissions. Phonological Awareness and Literacy Skills Dr. Robin Barr For native English speakers or fluent non-native speakers who have difficulty reading and pronouncing English. Designed to complement speech therapy and/or other literacy classes. Combines word study, phonics, literature, composition, and pr

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