Lincoln Literacy: Creating new tools in changing pandemic world

Life changed in an instant and although Lincoln Literacy paused to regroup, they have bounded back fast, according to Clayton F. Naff, executive director.  “This pandemic changed everything and we needed to change with it.”
“We serve some of the most vulnerable in this community, people who don’t have English as a first language, those who are not as literate as the general population. We needed to reach out immediately to help them understand what was going on and get them critical, reliable information about the pandemic.” 

Last week Lincoln Literacy took some enormous strides:

  • Restoring educational services with 38 online classes
  • Restarting GED prep classes
  • Reviving classes on becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Re-starting online English language classes 
  • Creating multi-lingual videos in key languages
  • Adding virtual field trips

“I’ve never been prouder to live in Lincoln than now,” Naff said.  “We have really demonstrated that we are a community and that we care about one another. Despite our individual worries, we are willing to pitch in and help one another.  And that’s beautiful.” 

For more information on the Lincoln COVID-19 Response Fund and to make a donation, click here.