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Students Teach Students and Reduce ESOL Waiting Lists


For their inaugural PBHA Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program, six students taught English to hundreds of new residents of Boston.

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Thanksgiving Recipes for Everyone


We’ve selected some of our favorite, one-of-a-kind, and somewhat easy Thanksgiving dinner recipes to share with you this holiday.

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5 Ways Comic Books Can Improve Literacy Skills
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on November 08, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips
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Being able to read and write can be a superpower for anyone—so why not learn by reading about superheroes? Comic books can be used as a great tool for improving literacy skills, not just for children, but adults too.

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A Downpour on Literacy and Emergency Alerts


Although emergency announcements are efficiently being plastered across our devices in all of the ways we can possibly see them, there is a missing factor: readability.

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Why Jobs Are Not the Only Solution to Poverty


Most of the time in America, when a person sees another wrapped up in a blanket on the side of the road collecting every penny he or she can, that person wonders how he or she failed. In France, for example, the observer of the same situation wonders how the state failed him or her. The belief is that people living in poverty should work, because “they don’t,” and clock in as many hours as humanly possible since the pay for the jobs available to them is generally pretty low. But the fact is that millions of Americans work with little hope of finding job security and comfort.

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