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Back 2 Basics Literacy Program at Christ the Good Shepherd Church

April 10, 2012 at 6pm to December 14, 2012 at 7pm
The United Voices of Youth is offering FREE adult literacy classes for adults struggling with reading, spelling and penmanship.  The Back 2 Basics program returns to the simplicity of a phonics-based curriculum, incorporating music and rhyme to help facilitate memorization.Classes are held weeknights and Saturdays at Christ the Good Shepherd Church, 3303 W. Vernon Avenue.  Please call UVOY at 888.881.8007 to enroll or to volunteer.See More
Apr 10, 2012
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Neighborhood Council - 1st Thursday of Every Month at MLK Park

April 5, 2012 at 6:30pm to March 7, 2013 at 9pm
The North Area Neighborhood Development Council meets the 1st Thursday of Every MonthSPECIAL MEETINGAGENDATHURSDAY, MARCH 7, 20136:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.MLK Park Gymnasium (39th Street and Western Ave.)1.    Welcome and Call to Order & Translation Services (5 minutes) 2.    Announcements  (15 min)LAPD report – Senior Lead Officers – BanuelosCD 15 Report for Councilmember Jan Perry  - Marie RumseyCD 8 report for Councilmember Parks – Cathy DavisSenate District 10 representative for Sen. Curren…See More
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A little about me:
I am President and Founder of United Voices of Youth (UVOY) a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to create community partnerships to assist underserved individuals in discovering their voices and their talent to lead, starting with their ability to read. Our signature program is
Back 2 Basics, a phonics based literacy program infused with music and rhythm, offered to individuals struggling with basic literacy.
Your University Park secret:
3 years ago, we partnered with USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering and the Annenberg School of Communication to research the benefits of incorporating the elements of music and rhythm into our existing phonics-based literacy curriculum. The University’s research indicated the accelerated improvement in language learning using these techniques along with individualized instruction for the participant to learn at their own pace. We conducted pilot programs with children, teens, adults, special needs and non-English speaking individuals at the California African American Museum and various locations throughout Los Angeles.
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Profession:
Executive Director of United Voices of Youth
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Or school your children attend:
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Preferred languages:
English
Interests:
World music, reading, cultural education, cooking and entertaining, organizing individuals for collective enjoyable activities.

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