Join us for the Annual Finger Lakes Crossword Competition Date and Time: Saturday, September 23 from 1:00-4:00 pm. In person: Boynton Middle School in Ithaca, NY Individual and Team Play: 2, 3, or 4 on a team Three Levels of Difficulty: Easier, Trickier, and Toughest Entry Fee: Whatever you are comfortable with Charity Fundraiser: All proceeds support adult literacy programs at Tompkins Learning Partners Register and get more information at www.crosswordcompetition.com
Volunteers have always been the heart of TLP, providing the majority of instruction for our amazing adult learners, serving on our board, keeping our in-house library in tip-top shape, and helping us with administrative tasks like mailings and preparing study materials. Though they tend to shy away from the spotlight, we'd like to give them special recognition for being absolute superstars amidst all the changes that the pandemic brought upon our organization. Their time, support, and care help TLP students achieve their dreams.
Each year, TLP students work with trained volunteers to build reading, writing, math, English language, digital and other skills in order to reach their personal literacy and life goals. Many have one or more jobs, are caregivers for children in their families or communities, or have other responsibilities in addition to studying at TLP. We are very proud of them for making a commitment to learn and grow their language and literacy skills alongside their tutors. Here are just some of their recent accomplishments: 15 students got jobs for the first time or improved their employment situations 12 students passed […]
We asked students and volunteers the question, “What Does Tompkins Learning Partners Mean to You?” Here are a few of their responses: TLP is a place where I can learn at my own pace. [It’s] a place where I develop skills for self-empowerment and where learning is fun. TLP is great! Everyone helps me and especially my tutors. I feel good coming here and meeting with my tutor. When I come to TLP I feel warm. It’s like a warm shelter I can rely on. TLP makes me feel like I am connected with the real multicultural and diverse world. […]
Tompkins Learning Partners tutors can help you study for the U.S. Citizenship exam. Tutors help TLP students practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing for the test. They can also help you learn the U.S. Civics and History you need to know to pass! To learn more, call us at 607-277-6442 or email: ESL at tlpartners.org