Looking for a way to contribute to your community? Consider becoming an adult literacy volunteer with the Los Angeles Public Library! Statistics show that an estimated 33% of the adult residents of Los Angeles lack basic prose literacy skills.
Oprah Winfrey did it. Ellen Degeneres did it. Steve Harvey did it, too. Recognizing the power of visualizing their dreams these successful celebrities created vision boards to remind them of their goals. And we all know how things turned out for them!
September is National Literacy Month and we want to thank all of our volunteers for the amazing and selfless work they do in support of adult literacy. Every day, all across Los Angeles, they take time out of their busy lives to help other Angelenos learn to read.
Wednesdays at the Singleton Adult Literacy Center are dedicated to teaching adult learners necessary computer skills. On Wednesdays, our English Conversation and Current Events classes incorporate the use of Chromebooks into the lessons to introduce learning via computers.
Brenda Trani is a recent graduate from Los Angeles Public Library’s Career Online High School. We talked to Brenda just before our March graduation to ask her about her experience.
On March 14, 2018 Willie Howard graduated from the Los Angeles Public Library’s Career Online High School program. Born and raised in Los Angeles and the oldest of 6 children, Willie has been a patron of the Central Library for many years.
The Los Angeles Public Library celebrated the 100th graduate of its Career Online High School (COHS) in a ceremony at Central Library, which featured Mayor Eric Garcetti; City Librarian John F. Szabo; and Bich Ngoc Cao, President of the Board of Library Commissioners.
On September 1, 2017 the Los Angeles Public Library hit a big milestone with the Career Online High School (COHS) diploma and career certificate program when Tania Velasquez completed her coursework to become the 100th graduate!