Community support is vital to our success. Recently the Black Hills Federal Credit Union chose to lend a helping hand and support our English program here at the Center for New Americans. A donation of $1800.00 was given towards the purchase of much needed document readers in our classrooms, and with this donation, we were able to purchase a document reader for every classroom. In addition, their generous donation enabled us to purchase extra headphones, new power adapters for our laptops, and a replacement laptop for our mobile student computer lab. Our instructors are so thrilled and very thankful for the new document cameras that enable them to project images of papers and other items on the whiteboards. The Doc Cams were immediately put to use.
Students at the Center for New Americans range in age from 18 to 95. Some of the students come as far away as Bhutan or China or as close as Eritrea or Congo. Some students are neighbors from El Salvador or Venezuela. Some students come with minimal English whereas others may have a great foundation. Regardless, all the students have one common goal: Learn More English.
All our students will benefit greatly from this generous gift as teachers use them in the classroom.
We want to thank the Black Hills Federal Credit Union for their dedication to the community and their wonderful support to our program. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Students using one of the document cameras and headphones to learn how to use tablets in the classroom.
A document camera is used to project a workbook map during citizenship class.
Written by Heather Glidewell | LSS Center for New Americans | Adult ESL Instructor
300 East 6th Street, Suite 100 | Sioux Falls, SD 57103