Tag Archives: Refugees

Observations from an English Language Learners Class

“Seriously, I’m not lying to you,” adult literacy instructor for LiteracyCNY Kevin Lucas said repeatedly to his English Language Learners (ELL) class. He was trying to explain the punctuation to end a sentence is known as a period. “Online and websites — that’s a dot.” LiteracyCNY enrolled more than 450 students last year. Funding is provided by a mix of ... Read More »

Syracuse Refuge

Somali Bantu refugees find support, community at center on Burt Street While violence is an often-discussed problem for Syracuse and the South Side, the city and this neighborhood is a sometimes-unrecognized refuge from it, too. Many newcomers to America find a center on Burt Street to be a new start, and a peaceful alternative. “The mission here is to help ... Read More »