This week Catalogue nonprofits offer a host of events to help you brush up on important skills: reading to children, ways to protect children from warning signs of abuse, and literacy volunteer opportunities. Wrap it up with an amazing dance performance and you may just experience the most productive week ever!
Friday, April 03, 2015
Step Afrika! USA
Step Afrika! Reads is designed to teach young children of all cultural and economic backgrounds to be active. It encourages parents to read to their children on a daily basis. The 35-minute program is structured for two to five year-olds and combines reading, exercise and creative movement. Tickets are free but there’s limited space so please use the link below to reserve a spot!
Saturday, April 04, 2015
Cynthia Oliver creates performance collages that move from dance to word to sound and back again toward an eclectic and provocative dance theatre. BOOM!, a new duet, features Oliver and Leslie Cuyjet as individuals, friends, strangers, family, younger/older versions of themselves, negotiating relations that are persistently in flux. Building upon a non-linear sequence of narratives around a life and a relationship of a woman to herself, her history, her present and future, BOOM! is a choreography of shifting realities a looping, fractured unfolding, examining notions of destiny, when LIFE happens, when fairness and cause and effect do not necessarily align.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center
Participate in Stewards of Children and gain information necessary to protect children and ensure they grow up healthy and safe in DC. Stewards of Children teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for individuals concerned about the safety of children, including community members and professionals that work with youth. The training includes a discussion about critical issues in sexual abuse prevention and a video sharing the voices of survivors and experts in the field.
When: Tue Apr 7 2015 (5:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Where: Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center, 429 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Contact: Erin McGuinness, (202) 645-3522
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Literacy Council of Montgomery County
The Literacy Council of Montgomery County will hold an informational session for volunteers interested in helping adults learn to read, write, or speak English. Once volunteers have completed the information session, they can select a two-part training session that fits their schedules. No foreign language skills are necessary. Tutors work one-on-one or with small groups, and typically meet with students in libraries or community centers at mutually convenient times.
When: Wed Apr 8 2015 (10:30 AM – 12:00 NOON)
Where: Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850
Contact: Jennifer Redding, (301) 610-0030 ext 208
For more information: click here