RSSEducation and Lifelong Learning

Lodestar offering Best Skills in Nonprofit Management certificate in Tucson

| March 28, 2016

ASU Lodestar is again offering nonprofit management courses in Tucson beginning April 1st. The courses are part of a Best Skills in Nonprofit Management certificate and include courses focused on volunteer management, social media, and governance. Courses will be held roughly once a month April through October at Habitat for Humanity on Friday mornings. Click here for […]

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What people love about e-learning. Also what they hate.

What people love about e-learning. Also what they hate.

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Are you using e-learning in your organization, either internally or as a part of your mission? If not, it’s about time to accept that it’s the way education is done now. It’s not that 80% of organizations train online, or that  the top benefits include lower costs and the ability to learn any time, anywhere. It’s […]

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Improved literacy, dropout prevention are vital goals for Tucson

| November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mayor Rothschild has a busy agenda. He has created a number of task forces (disclosure: I serve on one) to bring together members of the community to lay out paths to solutions to community issues. In this Arizona Star article the Mayor  repeats some of the saddest statistics of our state, the abysmal condition of […]

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Tucson Kids Get a Boost from the Sundt Foundation

| August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Sundt Foundation donated $2000 this week to help fund the Tucson OASIS Intergenerational children’s tutoring program. The  program targets K-5 kids that have been identified as falling behind in their reading and writing skills. The OASIS program, which pairs an volunteer with a child for an entire school year, is one of the first […]

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Reading Tutors Make a Significant Difference in Young Lives

| July 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Volunteers needed for inter-generational tutoring/mentoring program in Tucson Tucson OASIS has an outstanding volunteer opportunity. It’s an opportunity to interact 1-on-1 with an at-risk child in grades K-5 and help them learn to read at their grade level – the most important and basic educational skill all children need. This volunteer opportunity is unique in that it pairs an […]

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After 32 It’s all Downhill

After 32 It’s all Downhill

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Best Selling Book Shows Us How to Age Successfully Bestselling author Chris Crowley was in town for several events and a talk this week. He wrote the book (books really, there is a version for men and another for women) Younger Next Year. Turns out he’s a great speaker – gruff, funny, and very informative. […]

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Character Building Inspires Volunteer Service in Youth

Character Building Inspires Volunteer Service in Youth

| February 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

A just-released survey highlights the importance of character education in connecting youth with their community, which also results in an increased participation in frequent volunteerism in the community. The survey, by Scholastic Media and the HandsOn Network, polled over 1000 parents, teachers, and kids through teens on the importance of character building for success and […]

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Tucson Literacy Organizations Merge with New Name and Mission

Tucson Literacy Organizations Merge with New Name and Mission

| October 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Five of Tucson’s literacy organizations have merged under the new name of Literacy Connects. The new organization has big goals that reach beyond teaching people of all ages to read; Literacy Connects aims to reduce high school dropout rates, improve the community and workforce, and maintain a strong political advocacy for literacy in Arizona. Each […]

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Pollinator Week In Tucson

Pollinator Week In Tucson

| June 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tohono Chul Park, Bat Conservation International, and The Audubon Society have teamed up for National Pollinator Week featuring a digital photography contest and a week full of free educational lectures. The lectures, on landscaping for pollinators, hummingbirds, bees and other related topics, are presented by various local experts and authors and held in the Educational […]

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Helping Grandma get Techie, OASIS Computer Lab Expansion

Helping Grandma get Techie, OASIS Computer Lab Expansion

| April 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

Tucson OASIS is adding 5 new computers to their computer lab, expanding student capacity for their ever-popular technology classes. The OASIS computer lab is used to teach mature adults (that’s how you say 50+ nicely) how to use computers for personal use, or to help them find a job or improve job skills. Classes are […]

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