HISTORIC TRIANGLE — Here are some important news and notes in brief from in and around the Historic Triangle.
Literacy for Life Chosen to Participate in Transforming Immigrant Digital Equity Program
Literacy for Life announced its selection as one of three programs nationwide chosen by World Education to participate in Transforming Immigrant Digital Equity (TIDE). TIDE seeks to dramatically expand access to English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learning and related inclusion supports for immigrants and refugees through scalable, sustainable services that optimize the use of technology.
“Between June 2022 and December 2023, Literacy for Life’s goal will be to build a local ecosystem of partners and stakeholders to ensure tech-enabled ESOL learning opportunities and digital equity for immigrants and refugees in their communities. Literacy for Life will also be partnering with Commonwealth Catholic Charities’ Office of Refugee and Immigration Services on this project,” the organization said in a press release.
JCC Police and Fire Departments to Offer Active Shooter and Stop the Bleed Training
In response to recent national events, The James City County Police (JCCPD) and James City County Fire Departments have teamed up to instruct a course on Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (C.R.A.S.E) and Stop the Bleed, a course on basic first aid for active shooter events.
This combined course will be held June 22 from 6-9 p.m. at the JCCPD Law Enforcement Center, located at 4600 Opportunity Way, and is open to James City County residents age 18 and older. There is no cost to attend.
Class attendance is limited, so residents are urged to sign up using here. Once the class is full, a waiting list will be made available in case of any openings.
Those with questions should contact Assistant Fire Marshal Nathan Otis at 757-565-7612 or Sergeant Jason Slodysko at 757-259-5161.
ASPIRE Public Speaking Workshop
The ASPIRE Young Professionals are hosting a free Public Speaking Workshop on Wednesday, June 15 from 9-10:30 a.m. “The Art of Public Speaking: Perfecting Your Pitch” workshop will be presented by Dr. Michele King, Director of Esports and Lecturer of Speech at William & Mary. Young professionals ages 21 to 39 are invited to attend and sharpen their public speaking skills in a welcoming environment.
The event will take place at Miller Hall in Classroom 1027 at the College of William & Mary. Coffee and pastries will be provided. There is only 15 seats available workshop, and those interested must register in advance to attend and receive a parking pass.