Bank of America Charitable Foundation grant supports Connections Adult Literacy

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The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $12,500 grant to New Hampshire Humanities to support their Connections adult literacy program.

Connections is offered in partnership with adult basic education and ESOL classes, the prisons, and refugee resettlement organizations. Participants are both native speakers and new Americans. The program uses quality children’s literature and New Hampshire Humanities-trained facilitators to promote English language skills; foster a culture of reading; nurture conversation in which readers contribute their own ideas, stories, and interpretations; and support family literacy.

"Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s support is instrumental in helping us connect new Americans and native English speakers with expanded opportunities in the community and in the workplace," said executive director Deborah Watrous. "We’re deeply grateful for the thousands of adult learners Bank of America Charitable Foundation has helped empower through its support of Connections since 2011, and lifelong learners of all kinds since 1989. What a wonderful illustration of Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s commitment to the people of New Hampshire."