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Columbus State program helps immigrant, refugee kids acclimate after school and in summer.

Nine-year-old Jama Mohamed and another boy sat in a tepee in a classroom at Prairie Norton Elementary School practicing their reading as their classmates worked on writing persuasive letters. Read more...

Afterschool Spotlight: 2017 Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award Winner

Taking a comprehensive approach to support English language learners and their families. Read more...

Promising Practices: Columbus State Community College's ESL Afterschool Communities (ESLAsC)

This year we were happy to announce the Columbus State Community College's ESL Afterschool Communities (ESLAsC) as the winner of the Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award. Read more....

Afterschool Alliance: Columbus Afterschool Program Wins National Award for Improving Literacy Skills

The Afterschool Alliance today presented the 2017 Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award to Ohio's Columbus State Community College's ESL (English as a Second Language) Afterschool Communities program , which is being honored for its demonstrated excellence in helping develop English language learners' literacy skills at its Southpark and Prairie Norton sites. Read more...

Afterschool Snack: Congratulations to Columbus State Community College's ESL Afterschool Communities!

We are proud to announce that this year's Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award winner is Columbus State Community College's ESL Afterschool Communities (ESLAsC)! Read more...

Afterschool Webinar: Building English Language Learners' Literacy Afterschool

Building the literacy proficiency of all learners is essential to equip them with the skills they will need as they navigate through the academic, professional, and personal facets of their lives. Read more...