WaterTower Theatre Announces Aberg Center For Literacy As Partner For Guadalupe In The Guest Room
WaterTower Theatre Associate Artistic Director, Kelsey Leigh Ervi, announced today that the "Pay It Forward with Pay What You Can" partner for WTT's upcoming production of Guadalupe in the Guest Room will be local non-profit, Aberg Center for Literacy.
In October 2017, WTT announced the "Pay It Forward with Pay What You Can" initiative in which all proceeds from PWYC previews are donated to various causes and organizations in need. The 2018-2019 Pay It Forward with Pay What You Can performances are sponsored by Holly and Tom Mayer. To date, the program has raised over $6,500 in support of Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas, Journey of Hope Grief Support, Gideon's Feet, Big Thought's DaVerse Lounge, UNIDOS Puerto Rican Hurricane Relief, and The Alley Theatre. WTT is proud to add Aberg Center for Literacy to our growing list of PWYC recipients.
"The Aberg Center for Literacy is honored to be the beneficiary of the WaterTower Theatre's 'Pay It Forward with Pay What You Can' performance, especially with a production that centers on breaking through cross-cultural barriers," said Natalie McCormick, Communications and Development Coordinator for the Aberg Center. "Guadalupe in the Guest Room is sure to provide insight into what our students and many others in our community experience. Approximately 25% of Dallas county residents are not fluent in English. With the support of WaterTower Theatre and so many others, we are making ground daily to break the cycle of poverty through our literacy and English fluency programs."
Aberg Center for Literacy is building richer lives, stronger families, and better communities through programs in English fluency, preparation for high school equivalency in English and Spanish, early childhood education, and family literacy. Adult students at Aberg Center attend daily classes in English as a Second Language and GED Preparation with the goal of preparing themselves and their families for success in the future. Aberg Center for Literacy enrolls students in Intermediate through Advanced Level English classes. All classes are taught by an excellent team of volunteer instructors. Each day the first two hours of class are spent focusing on a different core skill of the English language: Reading, Grammar, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. During the third hour, students participate in a variety of additional classes where they are given the opportunity to improve their English while also increasing their literacy in key areas such as health, finance, and technology.
To learn more visit: https://www.abergcenter.org/