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Forging Foundations for Families*

Family literacy tutoring; English as a second language students

Who will benefit?

Hardy County School families for whom English is a second language.

Project Highlights:

Responding to Hardy County’s immigrant population growth of 137% over the past 10 years, this project will address language barriers to learning for students and parents alike. Local schools and organizations will allow employee parents of Moorefield Elementary School students to be trained at work during working hours. A series of sessions will be planned throughout the 2021-2022 school year to provide parents with at-home reading activities and resources for their children, as well as counseling to address their own adult literacy and social needs.

Collaborative Partners: Moorefield Elementary School (MES), Pilgrim’s, American Woodmark, the local office of the West Virginia Department of Highways, an English Language specialist, curriculum specialist, Communities-In-Schools social worker, Title I parent liaison, and a Marshall University Harless Center Family Support Specialist.

Funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.