It’s Pumpkin Time at EXIT!

The October Family Literacy Dinner at EXIT was all about Halloween!  The EXIT participants were able to decorate pumpkins with their families which was the highlight of the night.  Special thanks to our friends at the Harbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Muskegon for providing a delicious dinner and to Todd Greiner Farms of Hart for donating the beautiful pumpkins.

 

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boy and pumpkin                               tiny girl

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boy with dinner                            dad and baby 2

dad and daughter smile                    daughter face

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grandson                   little boy decorate

paul and family             Reading the story

 

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Read Muskegon Fall 2015 Newsletter

Read Muskegon’s Fall 2015 Newsletter is now available online. Read stories from our learners and find out how we are changing lives.  Stay up to date on our programs and trainings. Check out photos from our events. Click here Fall 2015 Newsletter to read all about it. And don’t miss out on our next issue, head to the home page of our website, scroll to the bottom and subscribe today!

Read Muskegon’s 10th Anniversary Celebration: A Decade in the Books

    Thanks to We Take Photographs for capturing our celebration, to Shelley Irwin for acting as our emcee, and to Hampton Green Farm and the Van Kampen, Boyer, Molinari Foundation for hosting our event and making sure over 95% of the funds raised during the evening will go directly to our programming.

 

Read Muskegon’s 10th Anniversary Celebration: A Decade in the Books

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Please Join Us For…

Read Muskegon’s 10th Anniversary Celebration:

“A Decade in the Books”

With Event Emcee Shelley Irwin
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
5:30-9:00 PM

Dinner  ~  Cash Bar  ~  Kid’s Tent

Hampton Green Farm
5440 East Farr Rd.
Fruitport

 

We invite you to join us to celebrate

all that we have accomplished together

and find out more about our plans for the future.

 

Event Schedule

5:30 Registration ~ 6:00 Horse Show ~ 6:45 Dinner & Presentation

 

There is no charge to attend this event.
Guests will be asked to make a voluntary contribution.

 

RSVP 

by phone or email to Louise Schaallema

231-769-5985/louise.schaallema@readmuskegon.org

 

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Join us May 15th for “A Conversation with Read Muksegon”

Are you interested in understanding more about the issue of adult illiteracy and what Read Muskegon is doing to address it?

Are you passionate about literacy and want to know how you can participate in creating change?

Do you have ideas that you would like to share about how we could better serve our community?

Would you like to help us educate others about the issue?

Every other month, Read Muskegon hosts an informal breakfast conversation to raise awareness, build stronger partnerships, increase our volunteer pool, and get people talking. We meet from 8-9 a.m. at the Coastline Deli, Terrace Plaza, Muskegon.

Our next conversation is Friday, May 15th.

If you, or someone you know, would like to join us please RSVP to louise.schaallema@readmuskegon.org.                or 231-769-5985

Earth Day Family Literacy Dinner at EXIT

Read Muskegon celebrated Earth Day at our monthly Family Literacy Dinner at the EXIT alternative sentencing program.  After a delicious dinner, we read “The Earth Book” by Todd Parr and talked about simple ways to help take care of our planet. The kids decided “We should not break the Earth”.  We planted sunflowers to take home, read books as families, and spent a lot of time laughing.  A big thank you to Bernie O’s for the donation of pizza, the Nichols Community Cares Team for donating books and home care products for the families to take home, and the Great Start Collaborative for their financial support of this program.

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Read Muskegon 2015 Scrabble FUNdraiser Rules

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday, March 21st at the Watermark 920 for our Scrabble FUNdraiser.

If you haven’t played at our event before or just want to review the rules, you can find them by clicking here: scrabble rules

If you haven’t registered your team and would like to play, please call Louise at 231-769-5985.

Read Muskegon’s 6th Annual Scrabble FUNdraiser!

6TH ANNUAL SCRABBLE FUNDRAISER

SATURDAY, MARCH 21ST

6-9 PM

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Click the following link to register:

 https://readmuskegon.z2systems.com/np/clients/readmuskegon/event.jsp?event=4&%20 

scrabble wonks

scrabble team

scrabble fundraiser 2

scrabble best costume winner

For more information contact

Sarah (231)855-6540    sarah.emmerson@readmuskegon.org

Louise (231) 769-5985     louise.schaallema@readmuskegon.org

 

 

Join us for “A Conversation with Read Muskegon”

Are you interested in understanding more about the issue of adult illiteracy and what Read Muskegon is doing to address it?

Do you have ideas that you would like to share about how we could better serve our community?

Would you like to help us educate others about the issue?

Every other month, Read Muskegon hosts an informal breakfast conversation to raise awareness, build stronger partnerships, increase our volunteer pool, and get people talking. We meet from 8 – 9 a.m. at the Coastline Deli, Terrace Plaza, Muskegon.

The next breakfast date is Friday, November 14th.

If you, or someone you know, would like to join us please RSVP to louise.schaallema@readmuskegon.org or 231-769-5985

Literacy Labs Begin Serving Local Communities

Over the past year, Read Muskegon has been working with our community partners to develop Literacy Labs, a unique program that is make literacy tutoring more accessible to those adults who are most in need.  Literacy Labs are staffed by trained Read Muskegon volunteers who offer a drop-in model of tutoring that was developed based on a successful lab program being run in Indianapolis.  The labs won’t replace our 1-on-1 tutoring model, but work as a gateway for many learners to build the confidence and trust needed to commit to more intensive tutoring. Currently, we are piloting the labs at the Duck Creek and Orchard View Adult Education programs, where we work closely with teachers to support the academic and career success of their students.  Literacy Labs are also available at Head Start centers through the White Lake and Orchard View Community Education programs.  These labs will target low-literacy parents and help them improve their own reading skills while also working with them on building early literacy and school-readiness skills in their children.  For more information on the Literacy Labs or to find out how to become a volunteer, contact litcoordinator@readmuskegon.org.