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Celebrating Literacy in Manatee

Celebrating Literacy in Manatee

Manatee Literacy celebrates learning at "Party in the Park"  On January 13, 2024, the Manatee Literacy Council hosted a heartwarming and joyful event, "Party in the Park," at G.T. Bray Park. The event brought together learners, volunteers, and community members for a...

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Workforce Literacy in the Medical and Hospitality Industries

Workforce Literacy in the Medical and Hospitality Industries

Workplace Literacy: How it Benefits the Medical and Hospitality Industries English is the language of business, so the ability to communicate effectively in English is an invaluable skill, especially in fields like medicine and hospitality where human interactions and...

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Celebrating Literacy in Manatee County

Celebrating Literacy in Manatee County

Library Learners celebrate the holidays and culture at the Rocky Bluff Branch.  This year, the Manatee Literacy Council went above and beyond by organizing a multicultural holiday celebration for their Adult ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes. One...

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How to Work with Non-Native English Speakers in the Workplace

How to Work with Non-Native English Speakers in the Workplace

Many native English speakers fail to realize and empathize with these challenges their counterparts face. Native English speakers are responsible for communication breakdowns and an ever growing unconscious bias, which tends to create uncomfortable work environments. To dismantle this barrier, we must all work a bit harder to be more patient and understanding.

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Manatee Literacy awarded grant to support adult literacy

Manatee Literacy awarded grant to support adult literacy

The Manatee Literacy Council is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a generous grant exceeding $60,000 by the Bishop Parker Foundation of Bradenton. This significant grant is earmarked to support in-person library classes and staffing throughout 2024.

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Benefits of Learning English as a Second Language

Benefits of Learning English as a Second Language

Learning English empowers individuals by granting them independence, boosting their confidence, strengthening their families, enriching the workplace, and contributing to a more literate and culturally diverse society.

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Family Literacy – Changing Tomorrow’s Students Today.

Family Literacy – Changing Tomorrow’s Students Today.

The Manatee Literacy Council works tirelessly to empower adult residents to independence through literacy. One of their impactful initiatives, their Family Literacy Program, has been made possible through the generous support of the Kislak Family Foundation. This program is not just about individual learning; it embraces a two-generational approach, recognizing the critical role families play in the journey towards increased literacy levels.

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