Writing Class Celebrates 10 Years

Professor June Foley

Ten years ago, Professor June Foley, Director of NYU’s Gallatin Writing Program, started a writing class for University Settlement’s Adult Literacy Program. We want to show our appreciation for this wonderful woman who has helped our students overcome their fear of writing and tell their stories to the world, all the while inspiring the next generation of students to be creative writers.

Professor Foley also founded The Literacy Review, a collection of writing by adult education students throughout New York City. To celebrate ten years of collaboration, NYU Gallatin and the University Settlement Adult Literacy Program have published Ten, a collection of writing by Adult Literacy Program students.  Edited by Professor Foley, it features a wide variety of stories about the immigrant experience.

In the following video, Adult Literacy Program Director Michael Hunter says a few words about Professor Foley, then a student of hers, Josephine Lam speaks – and then we get to hear from June herself!

Thank you, Professor Foley!

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Literacy Review Video!

Last spring, we told you that three of our students – Lucy Liu, Walter Wan, and Grace Guo – had been published in the Literacy Review. The Literacy Review is a collection of writing by adult literacy students in New York City. It is published by NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. NYU Gallatin professor June Foley teaches a writing class here at University Settlement on Fridays.

In the video below, you can see many students reading from their stories at a special celebration last May at NYU. You can see our own Grace Guo at the 1:45 mark.

To read this year’s Literacy Review, click here.

To read more about NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, click here.

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