Student Orientation!!!

Starting on Saturday we will begin student orientation and classes – online! Click on the links below to go to the info you’ll need as a new student at the University Settlement Adult Literacy Program:

Click here if you are in a Daytime Class (Monday-Thursday, 9-11 am or 11 am-1 pm)

Click here if you are in an Evening Class (Tuesday-Thursday, 6:30-9 pm)

Click here if you are in a Weekend Class (Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm)

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Teacher Orientation!!!

We just wrapped up two days of teacher orientation, and there’s proof of it in the screenshot above. We have four new teachers and the rest of them are returning teachers. Our class offerings this year include 12 daytime classes, 5 evening classes, 3 weekend classes plus 2 elective classes. In our orientation we talked about Zoom, Google Classroom, Ventures Presentation Plus, classroom management, lesson planning, and a whole host of other things! I think I speak for all of us when I say that it was both fun and informative.

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Summer’s Almost Gone!

Well, it’s been one heck of a summer here at the University Settlement Adult Literacy Program. We’ve wrapped up our summer electives classes, which included 5 different Conversation Clubs and a Culture Club – a mosaic of them can be seen above.

Now we’re in the thick of online registration for the 2020-21 school year and our classes are slowly filling up! We’re going to start online but once Mean Old Mr. Covid gets under control we’re going to resume in-person classes.

To register for free English classes, click here!

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Looking for Free English Classes?

The University Settlement Adult Literacy Program has started registration for school year 2020-21!

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Presione aquí para información en español

Нажмите здесь для информации на русском языке

انقر هنا للحصول على معلومات باللغة العربية

한국어로 정보를 원하시면 여기를 클릭하십시오

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Get Tested (For Free)!

Wednesday, July 8 is New York City’s Get Tested Day of Action. We’re trying to get the word out FREE COVID-19 testing to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Getting tested is safe, confidential and free. All New Yorkers should get tested, even if they do not have symptoms, to help protect our loved ones. Until we have a vaccine, making sure everyone gets tested and safely separates if they test positive is the best way to protect others and help reopen our economy.

The Test & Trace Corps helps all New Yorkers receive FREE testing for COVID-19 and makes sure that anyone with the virus receives care, and can safely separate to prevent the spread. The Corps has activated a special group of Contact Tracers to help provide New Yorkers with the resources they need to safely separate and stay healthy.

You can learn more at www.testandtrace.nyc​ and find a testing site near you at ​nyc.gov/covidtest​.

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Hi students, we still have time to encourage other New Yorkers!

From surveying you, our own students (and receiving the confirmation of completion of the Census Questionnaire), we found the following results. The results are really great compared to the NYS and NYC response rates. (As of 6/25/20 from Response Rates)

Total PopulationPositive ResponsePercentage
US Adult Literacy28026494%
New York City52.7%
New York State57.1%

We would like to applaud your active participation. However, it’s a still long way to go for NYC’s active participation. Please tell three people (family and friends) to get counted by completing the Census Questionnaire because we can self-respond until 7/31. After that, Census takers will start visiting people’s places of residence.

How the Census Benefits Your Community

Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs. Developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods. Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy.

from Why We Conduct the Decennial Census
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