Christina Adult Education Program
FEBRUARY 2021 NEWSLETTER
Monthly, we release a newsletter highlighting our staff and student achievements. The newsletter provides general information and updates about each of our sites. Additional information such as registration information, college and career resources, site locations, etc. can be found on our website at www.christinaadultprograms.com.
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER:
- 3 Career Expo
- 4 & 8 Trimester 3 Begins
- 25 No Classes (CSD Schools Closed)
CHRISTINA EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (CEEC)
ATTENDANCE IS KEY AT CEEC!
Where is Dina Amro? Dina informed her teacher at CEEC that unfortunately she would have to leave the country in order to travel to Egypt. The two discussed different ways and or methods in which Dina could travel as well as maintain her ESL studies. Can a student ZOOM from the Middle East? OF COURSE!!
During the next class, all the students were silent and their eyes grew wider as they watched Dina on the class ZOOM. Students were able to see various aspects of the mosque where Dina was located and students could hear cultural music in the background. WOW, what an experience!
"Barriers only exist when we don't take the time to knock them down or walk around."
CLAYMONT COMMUNITY CENTER (CCC)
CLAYMONT COMMUNITY CENTER SHINNING STARS
Carolyn Barnes began her adult education journey at our Wilmington Library location. Carolyn has been a dedicated student through personal health challenges, a COVID quarantine, and a change in location. Her humor and dedication serve as an example to the other students. She has raised three children, worked in the retail field, makes it very clear that her GED is on her "bucket list", and nothing will stop her from reaching her goal.
CONGRATULATIONS! Keep up the great work!
HUDSON STATE SERVICE CENTER
INSTRUCTION IN ACTION
Remembering Our Black History Heroes
For the month of February, Hudson students selected and shared famous African-Americans who they thought made a significant difference in our history and in their lives. When asked why they selected these historic icons, here's what they shared:
"Since he fought for black communities to get equal rights, he helps me to do my best and work with others." Yetideni Soro
Vice-President Kamala Harris
"She is part Indian like me! And she is first woman of color to make history and accomplished a lot so she gives me motivation to pursue my own dreams, too." Amrit Kaur
"I can't imagine going what she went through to free herself and others from slavery. I'm so grateful to have a chance to choose my own life and stay with my family." Jehan Muharam
"I just admire her fashion sense, creative style and extraordinary ability to make R&B songs that turn into her receiving major musical awards for her singing talent." Julia Crowley
"She does so much for communities. She has paved a way for black women to change music careers as rappers or become actresses, models, talk show hosts, activists or anything they aspire to be." Carmai Williams
Madame C. J. Walker
"I can relate to her because she is helping me with my own aspirations to be a cosmetologist." Jasmine Graves
Students also orally presented their posters, essays and speeches on ZOOM. To them, February is not just about Valentine's and Presidents' Day but a significant month to remember great African Americans who were honored in the past and have continued to be honored today and for many more years to come.
Go, Hudson, Go!
FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAM (STUBBS EARLY EDUCATION CENTER)
FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAM SHINING STARS
Our Joyce Daniels is like the Eveready Bunny! She keeps on going and going and going! Daily, Ms. Daniels comes to class from her job as a school nutritionist, ready with piles of completed homework, questions, and a BIG SMILE. In addition, she asks for extra work when new topics are introduced. She is determined to master new skills. Joyce’s grandson is a first grade student at Bancroft Elementary. He enjoys completing the Family Literacy Learning packets that are put together and delivered to families each week. Moreover, he also enjoys helping his grandmother complete her school work! Joyce has a positive impact on her family’s learning and is a role model for everyone in her class!
Check out below the Family Literacy Packet(s) that were delivered to families in February.
A child of a Family Literacy Program participate models a completed activity that was a part of a weekly packet.
Packet materials containing Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, and other topics.
Packet materials containing various Black History Month related activities.
We welcomed more English Language Learners during our January enrollment and our classes continue to have high attendance numbers. All ESL Teachers are concentrating on Civics lessons and providing class time for students to study with each other using Breakout Rooms on Zoom. Students are also learning how to attain a job or to apply for a better job using the Burlington English platform. The lessons are a wonderful aid for this task and our students love the program.
HYBRID LEARNING AVAILABLE!
The hybrid schedule has been attached below. If you are interested in attending, come join as every Monday and Thursday at your current scheduled class time. I look forward to seeing you soon!
INTERESTED IN ENROLLING AT GLASGOW?
Virtual classes (Groves, ESL, ABE, and Groves Alternative In-School Program) are being held at Glasgow High School. Register TODAY! Registration information can be found on our website at www.christinaadultprograms.com. A registration packet can be found below. Invest now in your future, the outcomes are endless!
NEW CASTLE COUNTY LEARNING CENTER (NCCLC)
NEW CASTLE COUNTY LEARNING CENTER SHINING STARS
Over the past month, two of our motivated students completed their final GED tests in order to earn their GED Credentials! Ian, who took all four of his subject GED tests “On-Line Proctored”, has plans to use his credential to enter a mortuary science program. Becca, who bravely persevered throughout the pandemic and never lost sight of her GED goal, has already applied to Delaware Technical College and plans to become a probation officer. We have no doubt she will succeed using her life experience and compassion to help others make good choices. In Becca’s own words, “I want to let people know it’s never too late to change your path in life.” Becca is pictured below proudly hanging her graduation ornament on our “GED Graduation Tree!”
In addition to our two GED graduates, we had multiple students successfully pass one or more of their GED subject tests. Despite snow storms, social distancing and adapting to virtual learning, NCCLC students are still pushing determinedly forward with their GED goals. “We are NCCLC strong!”
GED Test Passers
- Chris: Science
- Matt: Language Arts
- Victoria: Social Studies
- Becca: Science
- Ian: Science
- Luka: Science
- Matt: Social Studies
- Muhammed: Language Arts
- Ian: Math
- Matt: Science
NCCLC GED® Testing Center
“WE’VE GOT TESTERS!” Since re-opening our testing center on October 28, we continue to have a growing number of test candidates scheduling their GED® tests. The COVID-19 safety protocols we’ve put in place have proven so far to be successful in allowing testing candidates to continue moving forward with their GED® studies during this time. We’re proud to partner with Pearson Vue to offer a safe testing environment and be part of each of these motivated students’ GED® journey! Go to GED.com to schedule your test today!
CHECK OUT WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING!
Christina Adult Education Family Literacy Program and OAASIS, teamed up to make Christmas special for 24 families this past holiday season. Currently, the team is conducting a food drive. Be on the look out for pictures next month!
THE OAASIS - THE JOURNEY TO SUCCESS
Check out the newest edition below.
ATTENTION: ALL CURRENT CHRISTINA ADULT EDUCATION STUDENTS
The deadline for completing the OAASIS student survey is Friday March 19, 2021 (which is a little over two weeks away). If you have not done so already, please complete the survey as soon as possible. The link to the survey is attached below. Once on the site, please click on the appropriate survey based on the program you are enrolled in. Our goal is 100% completion! Let's GO CAEP!
COLLEGE AND CAREER CORNER
FOOD BANK OF DELAWARE
The Culinary School meets remotely and in person for 14 weeks at the Food Bank's Newark and Milford kitchens! Learn basic and high-end kitchen skills and participate in a two-week paid work experience. Students have the opportunity to earn ServSafe certification.
APPLY TODAY! CLASSES FILL UP QUICKLY!
TRAIN FOR A NEW CAREER
L.O.G.I.C. (Logistics, Operations, General Warehousing and Inventory Control) is the warehousing and logistics training arm of Delaware Food Works, a workforce development initiative of the Food Bank of Delaware!
The next class begins March 22, 2021. Due to COVID-19, the class will meet remotely and in a small in-person group setting. Students must be available Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for the training. Click HERE to apply today.
What is L.O.G.I.C.?
L.O.G.I.C. is an 11-week training program, certified as a trade school by the Delaware Department of Education, that prepares students for careers in the warehousing/logistics industry. Students will train in the warehouse of the Food Bank of Delaware in Newark. Students will learn to use major equipment like end riders, lift trucks, order pickers and pallet jacks.
- The warehousing industry is booming and pays well
- Employers are in need of well-trained, job-ready employees
- Student scholarships are available
Students have the opportunity to receive:
- OSHA-10 General Industry Certificate
- Forklift Certification
What are the enrollment requirements?
In general, students must be 18 years or older. You must have the physical abilities to work full-time and demonstrate the willingness and desire to complete the program.
Questions? Contact Lisa Grinnage, Workforce Training Program Manager, at (302) 444-8076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Look at our Curriculum:
Week 1: Introduction to Warehousing and Logistics
Week 2: Receiving
Week 3: Storing and Restocking
Week 4: Picking, Packing and Quality Control
Week 5: Loading and Shipping
Week 6: Inventory Control
Week 7: Introduction to Transportation
Week 8: Customer Service
Week 9: Customer Service
Weeks 10-11: Work Experience
Looking for Employment and/or Training?
- Wonder Works will be conducting virtual orientations through ZOOM every Wednesday at 10 am. Click below for more information.
- FREE Training for Unemployed or Underemployed Delawareans. Click the flyer below to learn more about the program.