Novato's Lynwood Elementary School, through the Lynwood Family Literacy Center, proudly announced the inauguration of its Plaza Comunitaria, which will be held Thursday, May 23 at 8:45 a.m. at 1320 Lynwood Drive in Novato.
With the collaboration and attendance of members of the General Consulate of Mexico in San Francisco, the school will celebrate the official initiation of the program for the Marin County Spanish-speaking community.
The Lynwood Family Literacy Program, in collaboration with the General Consulate of Mexico in San Francisco, offers a new and innovative program, and unique to all Marin County, called Plaza Comunitaria. The program consists of three levels of progression which teach the Spanish speaking adults to read, write, and speak in their native tongue and to complete their education.
Participants can complete programs in Literacy, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education accessible through the latest distance-learning technology, including web-based courses, provided by the Mexican Government, and through study groups provided by our volunteers. The Lynwood Plaza Comunitaria is a physical location that makes this technology accessible to everyone, regardless of economic status, and provides technical assistance through tutors, facilitators, on-line mentoring of students, and through volunteers.
The Lynwood Family Literacy Program is part of Lynwood Elementary School, in the Novato Unified School District, Marin County. The Family Literacy Program helps to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by improving educational opportunities for Novato families. By providing simultaneous services for parents and children, families learn together and parents take a more active role in their children’s literacy and learning. Children improve in school readiness and advancement in the classroom, and parents reach their educational, parenting, and employment goals. Successful families contribute productively to a successful community.