The overall mission of Transitional-Literacy.Org is to support adults transitioning to college, university, or technical schools; the emphasis is on academic and technical English language reading and writing.
Immediate Fundraising Goals
An immediate goal is to raise $500.00 dollars for a Textbook and School Supplies Grant for students enrolled in English for Academic Purposes courses in Lawrenceville, GA USA.
These grants are to students who are recent immigrants, students who immigrated here years ago with their families or joined their families later, students whose families speak a language other than English in the home, and students who have come to Lawrenceville, Georgia as international students. Most, if not all of these students, work a second job; many work over twenty-hours a week or full time, and as with students everywhere, they are stressed about textbook costs. This first $500.00 dollar grant is designed to alleviate that stress and improve student success.
Long Term Fundraising Goals
Fund yearly $500-dollar textbook and school supply grants for students across a number of locations, nationally and internationally.
Populations and Locations Served
Beyond the broader population of students served by the academic English language resources on the website, the specific populations of adult learners who are served by the grants and website include English language learners transitioning into or out of English for Academic Purposes/English as a Second Language courses in Lawrenceville, Georgia USA.
The site is free, however, donations are greatly appreciated any time of the year.
Currently, Transitional-Literacy.Org can only accept online donations from Nevada and Georgia. This is due to restrictions on any non-profits’ abilities to solicit donations in the states in which they are not registered. As far as I know, this does not preclude international locations. It is my understanding that a non-profit has to register in at least twelve states to solicit online donations across the entire U.S., beyond Nevada and Georgia.
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Students are not permitted to donate.
All donations are tax deductible.
The photo above was taken during a class in which villagers are learning the Hani written language at a Hani village in June of 2005. The Hani are one of many indigenous groups who populate a wide area of the mountainous border regions of China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos. Before 1957, the Hani did not have a written language. It’s about 10:00 pm on a summer night in the Ailao mountains, southern Yunnan, People’s Republic of China. These are farmers learning to read and write in their own language. Learning to read and write in any language is empowering; by learning to read and write, this community is transitioning into a more complex, more beneficial level of thinking, communicating, and living.