[AAACE-NLA] Ideas for grants?
andreawilder at comcast.net
Mon Mar 13 16:47:37 EST 2006
Actually, David, I think the people I work for (I'm a hired hand) and
other foundations should team up, I have no problem with that., and I
will pursue it.
My immediate time right now is sopped up with a large piece of work
which I hope will plug a large hole--information.
I'll reply with more a bit later this week. I'm trying to catch up with
work right now. THANKS for asking your questions. Can't get anywhere
without asking, Thanks also to others who have replied, are thinking
On Mar 9, 2006, at 4:43 PM, David Rosen wrote:
> Hi Andrea,
> Will group spend these funds locally in one state, several states,
> or nationally? For adult literacy defined narrowly as adult basic
> reading and writing, or more broadly to include ESOL and learning up
> through college preparation? What is the range of investment, up to
> what level? What are the boundaries on the terrain that has the
> holes you want to plug? If it's acres who would even notice if a
> whole was plugged? If it's a well-travelled road with noticeable
> potholes that _can_be filled, then the change would be noticed, at
> least, and might result in some measurable difference. Do you want
> us to point out some important roads with fillable potholes? And,
> why isn't your group working with other foundations which fund adult
> literacy, where a co-investment might do more good?
> David J. Rosen
> Adult Literacy Advocate
> DJRosen at theworld.com
> On Mar 9, 2006, at 10:40 AM, Andrea Wilder wrote:
>> I have been asked by the group I work for to come up with some ideas
>> that if funded (modestly) would increase adult literacy.
>> I would like to give the group some answers from the field--that's
>> There are absolutely no guarantees that any grants would be funded,
>> but the request is there.
>> So please tell me, on this list or write to me personally
>> (andreawilder at comcast.net) about any ideas you have. I am thinking of
>> the ideas as potential plugs for adult literacy holes, rather than as
>> an overhaul, in part because the field is linked up now, from state to
>> Grant ideas could come in many forms, from research information, to
>> teaching teachers,. to gathering info on the economic returns on
>> investment, to simple but powerful study designs, to a conference that
>> would unite different providers around a single topic. We should be
>> able to build on that.
>> Again, there is no guarantee that the grants will lead to action, but
>> the request has been made. I will be away for a couple of days so
>> won't be able to answer questions. A couple of people getting
>> together over one topic sounds fine to me--think synergy, or even a
>> list of priorities that many agree on would be helpful. Please
>> reasons for your suggestions.
>> I am thinking of next Friday, March 17, as a deadline for ideas from
>> this list serv. i will post this on the NIFL list servs, also, when I
>> The GOAL, or better yet, the PURPOSE towards which we are all heading
>> has seemed a bit amorphous to me--that is, there are a variety of
>> to think about the PURPOSE of our efforts.. I think you should include
>> that. Any practical hole-plugging ideas that can be implemented seem
>> best to me. Goal and purpose are different--a GOAL is like a stepping
>> stone on the way to a larger PURPOSE..
>> I hope I haven't been too long-winded on this request.
>> Thanks very much.
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