Educational Institutions

We Learn - Women Expanding Literacy Education NETW

  • Cranston, RI
  • http://www.welearnwomen.org

Mission Statement

WE LEARN is a community promoting women’s literacy as a tool that fosters empowerment and equity for women.
WE LEARN seeks to build a just
society and healthy communities. Therefore, we focus on education, specifically
the basic literacies women need to gain access to systems of power and to
achieve personal and community empowerment. Women’s pursuit of multiple
literacies gives visibility to our experiences as women, sustains our on-going
desire to learn, encourages critical thinking, and provides the support and
information necessary for reflection, understanding, and action to change our
current situations.

WE LEARN engages a diverse
membership community of adult basic education and literacy learners and alumni,
educators, researchers and professional women, community activists and anyone
dedicated to moving our mission forward.

We are the only national U.S. organization directly addressing issues of adult women's literacy and the educational needs of women in ABE.
Through conferences, publications, research, special projects and a website of resources, WE LEARN works to increase awareness and support of women's literacy issues, assists adult literacy educators to support women's learning, and provides opportunities and resources for literacy learners to engage with women-centered materials. A participatory organization guided by feminist/womanist principles, members of WE LEARN understand that empowering women through literacy means creating social change and transforming our world.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Biennial (Net)Working Gathering & Conference
  3. Women's Perspectives

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Service Areas

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National

Our network extends throughout the U.S. and Canada -- we also have some international contacts as well

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer

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Dr. Mev Miller

Co Principal Officer

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Stacie Evans

Keywords

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women, adult literacy, social change, popular education

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EIN

54-2110560

 Number

7092767226

Also Known As

WE LEARN

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Women's Rights (R24)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Overview

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See our full Values Statement:
http://welearnwomen.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=75&Itemid=175

Programs

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Program 1

WE LEARN engages a diverse membership of adult basic/literacy education (ABE) learners and alumni, literacy teachers/volunteers, authors, researchers, professionals, community activists, and other supporters of women's rights; including our indirect on-line constituents who use and have access to a variety of educational resources/links. Our primary programs include: Annual Networking Gathering & Conference on Women & Literacy; Women's Perspectives Student Writing Initiative; Women Leading Through Reading Discussion Circles; a content rich website that includes a Resource List of women-centered literacy materials and curriculum resources.

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Program 2

Biennial (Net)Working Gathering & Conference

Since 2004, the annual gathering and membership meeting has brought together
diverse communities to meet, share ideas, and advance the knowledge of women's
issues with and around literacy and adult basic education (ABE). Over the
years, participants have included ABE students and alums, teachers,
administrators, and tutors as well as researchers, academics, university
students, policy-makers, and community supporters/activists from across North
America (and the world). The conference provides time for participants to meet
others who advocate for women's literacy, share teaching/learning resources and
information, experience new learning and teaching strategies, explore current
research, take action to create change, and nourish woman-spirit.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Female Adults

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 3

Women's Perspectives

Women's Perspectives is a journal of writing and original
artwork by adult learners. ALL students in literacy and basic education
programs are encouraged to participate. The publication comes out
annually in March and focuses on a specific theme.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Female Adults

Budget

$6,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Our network extends throughout the U.S. and Canada -- we also have some international contacts as well

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We Learn - Women Expanding Literacy Education NETW

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Principal Officer

Dr. Mev Miller

Co Principal Officer

Stacie Evans

BIO

Mev Miller's professional and community experience includes a solid foundation in adult (basic/literacy) education, administration and supervision, training, teaching and facilitation, writing and publishing, business, community service and ministry, and community organization. She holds a Doctorate in Education in Critical Pedagogy from the University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis, MN) School of Education Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She has a passion and commitment to use literatures and literacies foundational to lifelong learning for such purposes as personal enrichment, community building, and pursuits of justice and social democracy.

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BOARD CHAIR

Stacie Evans

Lutheran Family Health Centers, Brooklyn, NY

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