Literacy Week in Review | July 8th

News and Events
Register today! TLC's Fourth Annual 2Gen Summit
Learn about transformative work happening today in Cuyahoga County
Join us for the fourth annual event spotlighting whole family services in our community. A two-generation (2Gen) approach builds family well-being by intentionally and simultaneously working with children and the adults in their lives.

This year's summit will have a variety of breakout choices and networking opportunities. Best of all, you will select the session of most interest to you! Five 2Gen initiatives will share their progress, lessons learned, and how they incorporated the voices of families. We will have time devoted to networking and the topics can be chosen by you!  Additionally, there will be options to learn more about Family-Centered Coaching resources, Race, Inclusion, and Equity (REI) assessments for organizations, and much more!

Join us on Zoom for this FREE virtual event! 

For questions or assistance, contact Laureen Atkins at
Register Here!
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Upcoming Professional Development Sessions

Effective Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities 
July 16 | 10AM-12PM

Students with learning disabilities represent 10% of the K-12 population. This percentage is higher in adult literacy education. This session will focus on effective strategies for helping students with learning disabilities in the areas of reading and mathematics. These strategies can (and should) be used with all students, but are particularly helpful for students with learning differences, difficulties, and disabilities. Participants will leave with practical strategies for reading and math that are applicable to multiple lessons and content areas. Presenter will provide real-world examples. Session will also include a few tips for use in the Zoom platform.

Register for free here

Engaging Writing Activities Using Online Tools
July 23 | 10AM-12PM

After a year of teaching creative writing online, Lake Erie Ink’s Education Director, Cynthia Larsen, is back with some new digital activities to share with teachers.

Learn how to engage and motivate your students to write individually and collaboratively. Projects presented will include using Google slides for informational research comics, using Google docs and Jamboard to improve writing and teaching poetry, and writing choose your own adventure stories. Need some fresh ideas and handy tools? This session will give you ideas you can implement right away.

Register for free here

This Week in Literacy

New Report Shows Two-Generation Approach Transforms Youth and Family Outcomes
Friends of the Children

Read how a Two-Generation (#2Gen) approach—embedded in an organization's youth mentoring model—supports entire families in concrete and measurable ways and can lead to life-changing improvements for both children and their parents.

Read more here

Workforce Funding in Cuyahoga County
The Center for Community Solutions

Workforce development bridges education and economic development. It is a varied and complex system that spans all levels of government. Take a look at where Cuyahoga County's funding comes from in this @CommunitySols report. 

Read more here

July is National Make a Difference to Children Month

July is National Make A Difference to Children Month! One way you can do that is by supporting Imagination Library! Dolly Parton's Imagination Library sends out free, high-quality, and age-appropriate books each month to children under five. Spread the word!

Read more here

Savvy Spenders: Cleveland Fed teaches kids financial literacy through fun summer programs
Danny Fogarty, Fresh Water Cleveland

Cleveland Fed this year is offering seven activities throughout the summer designed to educate young people on finance and give them a chance to work with their families and interact with fellow Cleveland-area students.

These programs are all free of charge, most of them are virtual, and cover a wide variety of topics ranging from gardening to financial coding—and all are centered around financial literacy.

Read more here


Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is now available in all Ohio counties! The Literacy Cooperative administers the program in Cuyahoga County and Wickliffe. Children under five who live in these counties are eligible to receive high-quality, free books each month! For registration in other counties, please visit

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