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Anchorage AK, 99508
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Apr
05
2021
Posted in ALP News.    

Covid-19 Peer Leader Navigators can help you find information or apply for assistance.

Three ways to contact Covid-19 PLNs:

1. Call 907-290-3639

2. Email AnchoragePLNs@gmail.com

3. Fill out this form: muni.org/CPLN

Covid-19 PLN Office Hours by appointment Monday - Friday.  [Read More... ]



Apr
13
2021
Posted in ALP News.    

Anchorage Health Department will host a vaccination day at ALP on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The available vaccine is the Moderna vaccine.
 
Clinic appointments slots are available 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. 
 
Please help register anyone who is eligible within your community: https://myhealth.alaska.gov/reg/7517296010 
 
Individuals can call the PLN hotline for assistance in registering: 907-290-3639
 
There is no cost. Individuals must be 18 years of age. 
 
Johnson & Johnson vaccine is not available at this time. If you would like to cancel or reschedule your appointment, check your email from the Anchorage Health Department.


Apr
01
2021
Posted in ALP News.    

ALP Office Hours:

Monday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Anchorage residents can ask for assistance from the Covid-19 Peer Leader Navigator program by visiting muni.org/CPLN, leave a voicemail or text at 907-290-3639, or email anchorageplns@gmail.com.  [Read More... ]



Mar
18
2021
Posted in ALP News.    

 
Award-winning language teacher Michele Whaley and longtime ALP volunteer Janie Taylor will be teaching a series of trainings about CI (Comprehensible Input) and TPRS (Total Physical Response Storytelling).
 
This 4-part training series will start next Thursday, March 25 and be every two weeks, 11:30am - 12:30pm. These trainings will introduce CI and TPRS techniques to engage students, including movie talkspicture talks, and telling stories.
 
Come learn some fresh ideas that can be used virtually or in-person! Whether you are teaching now, or planning on teaching with us again soon, we hope you can join us on Zoom for this series on March 25, April 8, April 22, and May 6 at 11:30am!
 
Learn more at https://conta.cc/3tABUOA

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Dear Neighbors,
 
As we start to receive our COVID stimulus payments, please consider donating all or part of it to the Peer Leader Navigator Client Emergency Fund if you find yourself not needing the extra support. Money in this fund goes directly to Anchorage families served by ALP’s Peer Leader Navigator program, who don’t qualify for stimulus payments and whose immediate needs aren’t being met through any existing programs.
 
The Peer Leader Navigator (PLN) Program was started in 2013 with the mission to break down barriers to healthcare and increase access to important public health information for underrepresented communities in Anchorage. This need has only grown since the pandemic.
 
Through the PLN Client Emergency Fund, families working with PLNs can receive up to $500 to cover one-time urgent needs. The most common requests are to cover utility bills and transportation costs like gas and bus passes, internet and phone service, and necessities for children like winter clothes. Each request is reviewed by a group of PLNs, who also follow up with families receiving funds to connect them with longer-term solutions like job training and financial literacy programs as needed.
 
The PLN program has served more than 1,300 people in Anchorage since September 2020.
 
Thank you for supporting and strengthening our community.
 
Sincerely,
Amanda Dale & Meneka Thiru
ALP Board Members
 
 


Mar
15
2021
Posted in ALP News.    

You can still sign up for English and U.S. Citizenship classes at ALP today. Classes started on March 15, 2021.
 
Registration webiste:
 


Jan
08
2021
Posted in ALP News.    

Scrabblers Scramble for Literacy is open for registration! Click here to learn more and purchase tickets: bit.ly/ALPScrabblers21

 

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Dec
31
2020
Posted in ALP News.    

Thank you for joining us in 2020 for a great year of Trivia Nights!

Check out our page of this year's winners: https://sites.google.com/alaskaliteracyprogram.org/trivia/home  [Read More... ]

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ALP Trivia Night (250 KB)


Oct
13
2020
Posted in ALP News.    

COVID-19 PLNs are highlighted in the local news for supporting community members who need help applying for assistance related to COVID-19.

https://www.alaskasnewssource.com/2020/10/14/new-program-helps-non-english-speakers-apply-for-covid-19-benefits/  [Read More... ]



Sep
14
2020
Posted in ALP News.    

Greetings, ALP Friends

I am announcing my retirement from Alaska Literacy Program effective September 30, 2020. It has been a privilege and an honor to serve such a life changing organization.  Each day brings new ideas and new challenges that hone our commitment to changing lives through literacy.  My early days at ALP began in 1980 as a tutor, teaching English in homes of families from around the world. My children grew up with my students’ children, together finding common ground in play. I found this work and play so rewarding that I never stopped learning or grew tired of it. What happens now?  I am not sure.  I hope to travel, spend time with family and grandchildren, learn new skills and explore purposeful endeavors.

As executive director, I extend my warmest thanks to partners and friends who have helped me grow in my leadership role.   As a trainer, I thank the hundreds of volunteers whose contributions make ALP a community of learning in a safe and welcoming environment. As a teacher, I thank the thousands of students from across the globe who taught me how to embrace differences and celebrate life together with kindness.

It is with unreserved pleasure that I welcome Lori Pickett, my longtime friend and coworker, as ALP’s new executive director. Lori’s passion for the mission and people along with her deep knowledge and her wide range of skills will ensure her leadership will succeed and ALP will thrive.  She starts on October 1, 2020.

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Sep
01
2020
Posted in ALP News.    

Alaska Literacy Program is seeking experienced, motivated board members to join the Board of Directors for a 3-year term.  ALP is specifically interested in potential board members with experience in non-profit leadership or fundraising. If interested, please download this application, and return to ecreely@hotmail.com

 
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ALP Board Membership application (32 KB)
Please fill out this application form and mail fax it to us if interested in serving on our board.



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