A Thanksgiving Miracle!

2022-06-07T12:15:43+00:00November 23rd, 2021|Bright Beginnings, General News, Uncategorized|

The holidays are well on their way and this year’s holidays might look a little different for some of our families due to the increase of prices in grocery stores. As many of you know, supply chain issues have resulted in some empty grocery store shelves. Along with that, food pantries across the nation are [...]

Grace Place Students Give Back

2022-06-07T12:12:44+00:00October 26th, 2021|Bright Beginnings, General News, Uncategorized|

Grace Place like many other non-profit organizations has felt the effects of the pandemic in many different ways. One of them being a shortage of volunteers. While giving back through service has always been a common practice among our students,  we have seen even more parents and alumni from Grace Place programs step up to [...]

Celebrating Women’s Small Business Month

2022-06-07T12:13:34+00:00October 8th, 2021|Adult Education, AP Leadership, Bright Beginnings, COVID-19, Family Literacy, General News, Uncategorized|

Investing in your future is no easy task; sometimes, bills or other expenses can prevent you from achieving your goals. The hard decision to use the money for bills versus things that would help advance your career can be a very daunting task. Thankfully, MicroGrant has provided low-income individuals with an opportunity to apply for a grant [...]

Ann Marie Barter joins Grace Place from the Barbara Bush Foundation

2020-09-21T19:11:17+00:00September 21st, 2020|Bright Beginnings, Change Makers, Family Literacy, General News, Staff|

We are pleased to welcome Ann Marie Barter as our Grace Place Family Literacy Model® Administrator. Barter joins Grace Place, following nearly six years with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, where she served as the Senior Director of Curriculum and Training. In this role, Barter traveled nationally, developing and evaluating literacy programs to [...]

Grace Place Reopens for Summer Programs

2020-06-12T13:30:51+00:00June 12th, 2020|Adult Education, After-School Elementary, After-School High School, After-School Middle School, AP Leadership, Bright Beginnings, Change Makers, COVID-19, Family Literacy, General News, School Age Programs, Staff|

We are pleased to announce our reopening for early childhood, youth and adult education summer programming. Grace Place summer programs include a nine-week Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) class which began on June 8, a six-week elementary and middle school summer program beginning June 15, a five-week virtual high school program beginning June 15, and a combination [...]

#GracePlaceHeroes, Our Talented Teachers

2020-05-14T18:32:48+00:00May 8th, 2020|Bright Beginnings, Change Makers, COVID-19, Family Literacy, General News|

Celebrating our #GracePlaceHeroes We’d like to spotlight some of our amazing teachers - Mr. Josiah, Miss Rebecca, Ms. Tatiana, Miss Quela, and Ms. Henri. They have spent days and weeks constructing new materials in new formats for online instruction. They’ve created innovative approaches to teaching and continue to spend vast amounts of time answering questions, working with students [...]

Staying connected to our Grace Place Family

2020-05-08T14:29:16+00:00May 8th, 2020|Bright Beginnings, Family Literacy, General News|

Stephanie was first inducted into the Grace Place family the way many join, at the insistence of a current student. Usbeidy, who along with her three young children are long-time students at Grace Place, provided the first spark. When Usbeidy met Stephanie and her two-and-a-half-year-old son Anthony at swim class, it didn’t take long for [...]

The Road to Kindergarten

2019-11-21T17:53:36+00:00November 20th, 2019|Bright Beginnings, Family Literacy, General News|

The Road to Kindergarten “Gerardo came into my class not knowing any letters and was extremely shy,” said Ms. Henri, Gerardo’s teacher. Gerardo, a Bright Beginnings student, started coming to Grace Place a year ago after his mom, Luisa, noticed he wasn’t socializing well and was not near kindergarten ready. “He was having [...]

And Sew It Begins

2019-10-23T15:14:26+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Adult Education, Bright Beginnings, General News|

And Sew It Begins The new school year is in full swing and our Bright Beginnings students are having fun in our new Sewing class! With help from our talented volunteers and donated sewing machines and fabric, our parents are learning the basics about sewing techniques, expanding their wardrobe, and most importantly, making [...]

We Have a New Bright Beginnings Course

2019-09-09T15:38:21+00:00August 28th, 2019|Bright Beginnings, General News|

We Have a New Bright Beginnings Course After many requests and popular demand, we are officially extending our Bright Beginnings curriculum to a third course level. Our newest course, Beginnings 301, is our latest level for moms who have completed Beginnings 101,  102 and 201. We also have a total of seven Beginnings [...]