Brighter Days Story: Niru and Marie from English Language + Literacy Program

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January 01, 1970

When Niru was 12 years old, she and her family left their home in India, and moved to the United States. Both of her parents were educators, and Niru had been raised multilingual, so she fortunately had a solid foundation in English when she arrived. She went on to study optometry and practiced as an […]

Brighter Days Story: Justin from LearningWorks YouthBuild

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January 01, 1970

When Justin was in elementary school, he and his family left Maine and moved to the Bronx. “I had a couple of friends, but I’ve always been the observer — quiet and walking behind everyone else – watching and listening.” School in a big city was tough for Justin — he remembers being bullied, often […]

Brighter Days Story: Lillian from LearningWorks Afterschool

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January 01, 1970

When the pandemic hit, a lot changed for 7 year old Lillian and her family. School, which she loved more than anything, all of the sudden meant learning on a screen at home. It also meant that her mom, a single parent, would be away at work each day, while Lillian and her older sister […]

Virtual Event! LearningWorks Presents: Equity in Education, A Conversation with Side x Side & The Telling Room

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January 01, 1970

Last year, LearningWorks, The Telling Room and Side x Side received a grant from the Maine Community Foundation to support professional development focused on antiracism work in our organizations and classrooms. As a cohort, these three educational organizations in Portland have been working with Cross Cultural Community Services to learn, grow and ensure that students […]

Virtual Event! Social Emotional Skills in Elementary School: A Conversation with Aim High AmeriCorps

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January 01, 1970

Please join us for our next virtual spring event on Friday, April 9th, 2021 at 12pm. We’re hosting a Q&A with our Aim High AmeriCorps team, discussing social and emotional learning practices in an elementary school setting. The LearningWorks Aim High program places teams of dedicated AmeriCorps members in elementary schools to support each student’s academic, social, […]

Virtual Event! Restorative Practices: Community Service As an Alternative for Youth

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January 01, 1970

Please join us for the first in a series of three virtual spring events on Friday, March 5th, 2021 at 12pm. We’re hosting a Q&A with our Service Works team, discussing ways in which we use community service as an alternative to suspension, expulsion and system involvement.

Virtual Event!: Opportunities for Maine’s High School Students in the Time of COVID

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January 01, 1970

Do you want to learn more about how Maine’s high school students are being impacted by the pandemic? Are you interested to know how your community is adapting? Please join the staff of LearningWorks and our special guest speakers to learn how Southern Maine nonprofits and local schools are helping students get to graduation day […]

Virtual Event! Could You Repeat That Please? Learning English in the time of COVID

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January 01, 1970

Join us on Thursday, October 15 at 12 p.m.

Do you want to learn more about how New Mainers are being impacted by the pandemic? Are you interested to know how your community is helping? Please join the staff of LearningWorks and our special guest speakers to learn how Southern Maine nonprofits are leveraging technology to help adult New Mainers learn English and stay on track with their goals during this time of remote learning.

Virtual Event! Welcome to Kindergarten: Pandemic Edition

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January 01, 1970

Parents, families, and teachers: please join the staff of LearningWorks and our special guest speakers to learn more about supporting our community’s PreK and Kindergarten students entering school for the first time during the COVID pandemic.  This virtual event is FREE and takes place on September 9th from 6 to 6:45 pm.

LearningWorks 101 Tours

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January 01, 1970

Please join us for coffee and pastries at 8am on the second Thursday of each month for a tour of our Portland headquarters and an inside look at our mission and programs. Each month, we host a gathering of community members for a one hour tour that includes a visit to our English Language + […]