A Better Start
Manos will hold it's Back-to-School program July 29 - Aug 2 and Aug 5 - Aug 9. Back-to-School helps children to feel confident and creates positive experiences at the beginning of school, promoting their academic success. For information about this year's program take a look here.
To help sponsor children for Back-to-School donate online:
Contact Marie Felan with questions at 477-7454 x 107 or e-mail email@example.com
Literacy Coalition of Cental Texas www.willread.org
Workforce and Education Readiness Continuum http://www.wercaustin.org
While computers have become an everyday part of life in the United States, many adults lack the skills to perform the most basic operations. Manos offers 16-session courses at three levels in January, March, May, September, and October. Classes are taught in English and Spanish. Topics introduced and practiced are basic typing, word processing, Internet navigation, e-mail, and the use of spreadsheets (Excel). Registration Info.
English as a Second Language
Manos holds ESL classes on Monday and Wednesday mornings, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings with enrollment during the second week of January and the first week of September. Many students work full-time, and have little to no prior knowledge of English. The ESL classes enable them to get jobs or advance in their current positions. Trained volunteers work with students from 18-80 years of age to teach practical life skills like shopping, getting around the city, renting or buying a house, and adjusting to life in the U.S. Registration Info.
Manos offers classes throughout the year for eligible Legal Permanent Residents. Students learn about U.S. History, Government, culture and holidays to prepare for the interview they must pass to become citizens. New students are welcome on the first Monday of each month January through June and September through November. Registration Info.
Adult Basic Education in Spanish – Plazas Comunitarias
When non-English speaking adults lack a firm foundation in formal schooling and literacy from their countries of origin, this presents a problem when trying to learn English as a Second Language or work toward a GED, when many lessons are print-based and assume a level of general knowledge. Since 2010, Manos has offered the opportunity for native Spanish speakers to complete their primary and secondary school in Spanish with curriculum, materials, and assessments from the Mexican National Institute of Adult Education. Enrollment is open throughout the year from January – June and September – December. Registration Info.
Back to School Program
The Back-to-School Program has become a community-wide campaign that brings together church groups, corporations, foundations and individuals, all donating money, supplies, and time to making the program a success. Learn more.
Every August more than 2000 pre-kindergarten through 5th grade students and their parents visit Manos and work with volunteers to choose school supplies, backpacks and clothing for the upcoming school year.