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of the David E. Sweet Center
for Public Policy at RI College
Some of these links may overlap with content found on other
this site. These links provide an overview of site useful and
to adult learning, teaching and knowing
own page within this site.
- Australian websites covering a range of adult education areas,
aboriginal, disabilities, ESOL, general education and women
Adult Literacy Education Wiki -
participant-built site addressing a range of ideas and issues in adult
Literacy - From Wikipedia, the
Blackstone Valley Chapter of Rhode Island Arc - The Blackstone Valley Chapter provides services and supports to persons with mental retardation and their families
Casa Latina -
program in Seattle providing education to help Latino seasonal workers
become economically independent. Includes a number of very useful
Site information is available in Spanish and in English.
Center for English Language Acquisition
(CAELA, formerly the National Center for ESL Literacy Education (NCLE)
Email Projects Home Page - see also links from Technology and Learning.
Standards Development for System Reform, aiming to improve the adult
and life-long learning system so that every adult has the opportunity
build the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fulfill real-world
responsibilites as a parent, citizen, and worker. (click here for
more on standards).
Health Literacy - google search; a wealth of sites and information
LINCS- formerly;four national sites linking regional programs and resources, including disucssion boards, regionally produced resources, and special collections, including civic participation and health and literacy.
LiteracyLink is creating an integrated instructional system of video and online computer technology which will help adult students advance their GED and workplace skills. LiteracyLink also seeks to improve the quality of instruction provided to adult students by offering professional development resources and training to literacy educators, and provides general information to the public about literacy.
Literacy.org Resource for
research and development on literacy in the U.S. and worldwide.
Literacy resources from
Tent - where collaboration
Interactive hub and hosting site for literacy workers and
Go there. Participate.
Literacy USA (formerly the
National Alliance of Urban Literacy Coalitions) - "promotes and
strengthens literacy coalitions as they create literate communities,
thereby enhancing the quality of the lives of individuals and the
vitality of our society."
National Adult Literacy Database Canadian repository of full text documents, federal and provincial literacy organizations and massive resources
NCLE provides access to a number of resources related to
for adult and children whose first langauge is not English, including NCLE
Digests, concise overviews of numerous topics and issues.
National Coalition for Literacy
organization striving to "advance adult education, family literacy, and
English language acquisition in the U.S. by increasing public awareness
for the need to increase funding and programs; promoting effective
public policy; and serving as an authoritative resource for the field
on national adult education issues."
The Education Alliance - Promoting educational change to provide all students with equitable opportunities to succeed. We focus on district and school improvement with special attention to underperformance and issues of equity and diversity.
Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research on Adult Eudcation - links to international adult education resources and institutions.
Tesol Online -including links to publications, advocacy information and professional development for teachers of English speakers of other languages.
These links will bring you to sites that may have no explicit connection to literacy, but can give you a sense of the wide range of information available on the internet. Learners and practitioners have interests beyond 'literacy' per se; as well, literacy connects to all of these sites, sooner or later, in one way or another. Please feel free to suggest other sites to add to this page.
Track legislation, identify your legislators, learn what's happening at the State House.Govtracker - searchable database of all RI state and local public bodies with contact information, membership, open meetings information, regulations information, upcoming elections and more.
Dept of Education - Grants and Contracts - information and
to the Federal Register and more
ETA -Welfare to Work - US Department of Labor, Employment and Traning Administration site containing information about welfare legislation and welfare to work programming
Over 70 agencies in the US Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.
Moving Ideas.org - The Electronic Policy Action Network .(formerly EPN) an electronic policy network) "... information and ideas about national policy and politics." Includes links to entities working on issues surrounding education, civic participation,, health, families and welfare.
NHeLP- The National Health Law Program is a national public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for America's working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly and people with disabilities. NHeLP serves legal services programs, community-based organizations, the private bar, providers and individuals who work to preserve a health care safety net for the millions of uninsured or underinsured low-income people
LR/RI's page devoted to welfare issues
Community Development Handbook - introductory guide to community development and capacity building; designed primarily for those who have an interest in community development but who may not have an in-depth understanding of the concept, the process or the resources available across Canada.
CTCNet- The Community Technology Centers' Network
DARE: Direct Action for Rights and Equality, Providence, Rhode Island
Gimme Shelter! A Resource for Literacy and Homelessness Work by Betsy Trumpener for The Literacy and Homelessness Project St. Christopher House Adult Literacy Program, 248 Ossington Avenue Toronto, Ontario Canada M6J 3A2 (416) 539-9000
George Wiley Center - advocacy, poverty issues in Rhode Island
KidsCampaigns - comprehensive website providing information and tools for people to act on behalf of kids, from volunteering to voting.
Build-Com, a listserv established in Philadelphia by the Institute for the Study of Civic Values, to build a national network of people active in community organizations, human service agencies, the private sector,and government sharing ideas and information on strengthening neighborhoods and encouraging civic engagement throughout the country. Build-Com is the email list associated with Neighborhoods Online: National.
Popular education:Education for social change - sites culled by about.com
Paulo Freire - Brazilian educator whose practice has inspired and moved progressive adult literacy practice around the world.Racial Intervention Story Exchange - repository where students, teachers, employees, managers, and other concerned people can exchange stories of the ways in which they have intervened across racial lines. This repository contains encouraging and cautioning stories from other ordinary people, of all ethnicities, that describe what they saw, how they responded, and what resulted.
The Right Question Project - a grassroots Somerville, MA-based organization developing and implementing educational and training strategies for people who have traditionally been disengaged from decision-making processes that affect them. Participants acquire concrete analytic and critical thinking skills that allow them to ask 'the right questions' to enable them to advocate for themselves, to participate in decision-making processes that affect them and their families, and to hold those decision-makers and decision-making processes accountable."
Web networks community- Canada's online home for social change
Rhode Island Community Jobs (RICOMJOB) is a public e-mail announcement list that seeks to raise the profile of meaningful work in Rhode Island by helping non-profit and public interest employers publicize openings effectively. Anyone seeking a job that makes a difference in Rhode Island can join the list. Any non-profit, government or private sector employer advertising a paid position related to the public interest or community concerns can post a free job listing. Positions must be paid but may be part-time, full-time or temporary.
To join the list as a job seeker or to
job as an employer go to:
Rhode Island Community Jobs is supported
Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University and the Rhode
Campus Compact. If you have questions about this service, please
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jobs in Literacy
posted at the NIFL/LINCS site
Some of the sites also listed here can also be found at the Careers in the Common Good site; these sites address funding, volunteerism and other related issues.
Grants and Contracts - resources compiled by the National Institute for LIteracy
Volunteer Match - access to information about volunteer opportunities
The Providence Plan Neighborhood Profiles - demographic and other data (useful for general knowledge and for grant/needs stats)
Rhode Island Foundation
US Department of Education: Grant and Contracts Information - including grant and funding announcements from the Federal Register and a searchable database
ColorLines The nation's leading magazine on race, culture, and organizing
Cursor - making sense of corporate media, with numerous links to alternative news and information sources
MSNBC cable news site
Re:constructions: Reflections on humanity and media after tragedy
Rethinking Schools - a nonprofit, independent publisher of educational materials,advocating "the reform of elementary and secondary education, with a strong emphasis on issues of equity and social justice."
Red Ink - A Native American Student Publication
Cybertimes Navigator - the NY Times' Selective Guide to the Web from Navigator; "the home page used by the newsroom of The New York Times for forays into the Web. Its primary intent was to give reporters and editors new to the Web a solid starting point for a wide range of journalistic functions without forcing all of them to spend time wandering around blindly to find a useful set of links of their own. Its secondary purpose was to show people that there's a lot of fun and useful stuff going on out there."
For more internet resources, please see Technology and Learning
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last updated September 5, 2012