From May 2013

Latino Family Literacy

Latino Family Literacy project starts in June
Staff Reports

The six weeks Summer Latino Family Literacy project kicks off the first week of June for children and adult family members at five rural libraries in East Texas.

Libraries in Winnsboro, Quitman, Mineola, Bullard and Rusk are partnering with Circle of Ten through a grant from The Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

The summer family literacy session will present the Latino Family Literacy Project Bilingual Lectura Books Series, “My First Years” (Mis primeros anos), “I Am Ready!” (iListo!) and “Family Stories” (Cuentos familiars).

“Reading bilingual books is one of the most effective ways to acquire transferable literacy skills,” according to the written release.

To learn more about the Latino Family Literacy Project visit

Registration forms are available at any of the partnering libraries,, 903-589- 6900 or at


Gulf Coast Leaders Seeking Nonprofit Partners to Address Disability Priorities

Nonprofit agencies are invited to “come partner, benefit and address” recently set priorities while shaping Expanding Community Collaborative Capacity Opportunities Project’s Gulf Coast Strategic Plan to improve services for people with disabilities and their families.  Voices were heard in Community-Wide Meetings and Web Surveys in February, then Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) project partners studied the results and set priorities. New Network Partner Applications are due May 31.  Join us, June 3 at 9:30 a.m., for a Networking Gathering to meet Project Advisory Committee Members and Partners.

A Circle of Ten’s (C10) 3 Hour training follows at 11:30 a.m.  C10’s award winning 3-day seminar, underwritten by TCDD, is set June 18-20 in Houston for new partners. For details, training costs, benefits and the form see, call 903-541-0013 or email