Parent U Weekly Newsletter

September 28 - October 2

What's Coming Up This Week?

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Volunteer Training in the Classroom, Raising Competent and Confident Children, Microaggressions at Jones Elementary School

Tuesday, Sep. 29th, 6-7:15pm

544 Kimberly Avenue

Asheville, NC

Volunteer Training in the Classroom - Want to get more involved in your child's classroom, but have no idea where to start? This workshop, facilitated by Asheville City School Foundation, will give you the tools you need to feel comfortable and useful as a volunteer in an academic environment.


Raising Competent and Confident Children - Triple P Parenting has some truly incredible strategies for becoming the best parent you can be. This workshop focuses specifically on how to parent your child so they grow up strong, healthy, and able to do anything they set their mind to.


Microaggressions - Back by popular demand! The word "microaggressions" might be something you've heard around lately, but do you know what it means? Lisa Eby from Buncombe County Health and Human Services and Lucia Daughtery, the exective director of Asheville Buncombe Community Relations Council will be here to shed light on microaggressions, tell you why they matter, and field your questions.

Lunch and Learn: Women's Roundtable on Self Sufficiency and Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 12-1:30pm

100 Atkinson Street

Asheville, NC

What if you could make money with a talent, skill, or dream? The Western Women's Business Center is coming to the Hillcrest Resource Center to discuss how to turn an idea into income, identifying and overcoming obstacles, and and support and resource for entrepreneurs. Reserve your place by calling Traci at traci@hillcrest-crc.org, or 828-209-8036. Sponsored by the Western Women's Business Development Center. Free lunch included.

Weekly Recurring Sessions

Motheread and M.A.N.O.S.

Monday, Sep. 28th, 6-8pm

59 Adams Hill Road

Asheville, NC

Motheread combines literacy skills with personal growth, child development, and professional skill-building. Plus, attendees will build community and make new friends! M.A.N.O.S. takes place concurrently. This program is created to serve Latino students from 8th, to 12 grade. On Mondays, Latino students get assistance with their homework, leadership development, and college- readiness. Childcare is provided and previous registration required. For both M.A.N.O.S. and Motheread, spaces are limited and registration is required. Please call Norma Duran Brown at (828)-252-4810.

Playing for Success from the YMCA

Tuesday, Sep. 29th, 9-11am

60 Ridgelawn Road

Asheville, NC

By kindergarten, children already face the disparities. In this weekly event, a facilitator will lead caregivers in preparing children for kindergarten. Located in the YMCA room. No registration required! T/TH

GED Tutoring with AB Tech

Tuesday, Sep. 29th, 12:30-2:30pm

1 Granada Street

Asheville, NC

We'll give you the tools you need to pass your GED with flying colors. Every Tuesday and Thursday at the Pisgah View Apartments Resource Center, Apt 16E. Call Terrie Williams at 828-239-3559 to register.

African Dance at Asheville High from LEAF Schools and Streets

Tuesday, Sep. 29th, 6-8pm

419 McDowell Street

Asheville, NC

Let West African Dance experts teach you dance choreography! Some drummers and dancers may even be invited to perform in the larger Asheville community and at the LEAF festival. Every Tuesday until December 15 in the Dance Studio.

ESOL Classes at Asheville Middle School

Tuesday, Sep. 29th, 6-8pm

197 South French Broad Avenue

Asheville, NC

Volunteer instructors trained by the Literacy Council to teach life skills-based English classes for adult English learners. Learners practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English in the context of everyday life skills. Every Tuesday.

ESOL Classes at Jones Elementary

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 6-8pm

544 Kimberly Avenue

Asheville, NC

Volunteer instructors trained by the Literacy Council to teach life skills-based English classes for adult English learners. Learners practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English in the context of everyday life skills. Every Wednesday.

Motheread

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 10am-12pm

100 Atkinson Street

Asheville, NC

Attend this program that combines literacy skills with child development, adult growth, and professional skill development. Adults and children will use the power of language to discover more about themselves, their families, and their communities. Plus, attendees will build community and make new friends! No registration required. Takes place in the Hillcrest Resource Center, Apt. 17A. Includes free childcare and snacks!

Circle of Parents from FIRST

Friday, Oct. 2nd, 6-8pm

134 Burton Street

Asheville, NC

Circle of Parents provides a friendly, supportive environment led by parents and other caregivers. It is place where anyone in a parenting role can openly discuss the successes and challenges of raising children and where parents and caregivers can find and share support. Both dinner and childcare are provided. Contact Tamiko Ambrose Murray at 828-318-6310 to register.

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Thanks to Whole Foods of Asheville for supplying yummy snacks and treats for our Motheread class every week!

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