NHS recently collaborated with Emerge Connecticut, Inc. and First Presbyterian Church in an effort to expand EMERGE’s adult literacy program to include one-on-one academic tutoring. Emerge is a local offender re-entry program aimed at providing men and women with skills, training, and paid work opportunities that will allow them to attain long-term stable employment and economic independence. As part of this, Emerge clients are able to participate in a literacy program to increase their reading comprehension, writing, and math skills.
Volunteers were trained to use Khan Academy, an online program that provides free educational tools for a variety of learners. We’re excited about the program and commend Emerge and their staff for the valuable contributions they make towards community stabilization. We’d like to thank our volunteers from First Presbyterian who devoted their time, as well as the dedicated staff at Emerge!
If you'd like to find out more about Emerge Connecticut and their services, check out their website here.