Volunteer Appreciation & Student Recognition Brunch - Spring 2017

Our 2016-2017 school year came to an end on May 11th, culminating in our Volunteer Appreciation & Student Recognition Brunch. The event is an opportunity for us to thank the dedicated volunteers that make Aberg Center for Literacy possible, while also recognizing the accomplishments of our amazing students.

We reflected on a great year and looked forward to Fall 2017. There were speeches, awards, gifts, food, and of course plenty of photos!

Special thank yous go out to our three amazing speakers for the event: student Liliana Huerta, volunteer Louwane Courtney, and special guest speaker Fabiana Martínez, author of the bilingual short story collection "12 Random Words / 12 Palabras al Azar" Also thank you to Nothing Bundt Cakes on Garland Rd. for donating the delicious mini cakes for our volunteer appreciation gifts.

Finally, a big thank you to our volunteer photographer Sandy Bulow-Hube for capturing the beautiful people we our privileged enough to see every day.

Muffins with Mom

Just in time for Mother's Day, the children in our Early Childhood Program, and their moms, got together to celebrated the end of an eventful school year! 

The event started, like each day does at Aberg Center, with a little parent and child together time over muffins and fruit. After that it was time to present the certificates. Each child was given their own personalized award such as "Gives the Best Hugs" or "Loves Cars". 

 And what Aberg Center event is complete without a book give-a-way. The kids rushed to the book table to find their next favorite book. There were enough free books to get everybody through the summer!

Here are some photos of the event:

The Spring Fling at Sabah House Supporting Aberg Center for Literacy

The elements converged to create a magical Spring Fling at the Sabah House: perfect weather, engaging people, savory nibbles, upbeat tunes and so much fun finding just the right pair of Sabahs (www.sabah.am).

Thanks to all who came out in support of Aberg Center.  Remember, Sabah sales through Sunday, April 30th benefit Aberg Center’s Speak|Write|Connect approach to richer lives and stronger communities through literacy. 

Sabah House at 2312 Routh Street is open from noon to 7 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.  You may also purchase on-line, using “SabahForAberg” code when checking out.

Here are some photos of the event:

Legacy of Literacy Breakfast 2016

On Thursday, October 27th the Dallas Morning News presented the 2016 Legacy of Literacy Breakfast benefiting Aberg Center for Literacy.

The event was headlined by a keynote speech from Dallas ISD Superintendant Dr. Michael Hinojosa, and the presentation of the 2016 Aberg Advocacy Award to the host of KERA's Think Krys Boyd, for her sizable contributions to Aberg Center and literacy in North Texas. 

The breakfast also featured presentations from Advocacy Council members Peter Aberg and Catherin Cuellar, Aberg Center Executive Director Shana Harrison, and Regina Montoya, Director of the Mayor's Taskforce on Poverty.

Thank you to everybody who attended, to the Dallas Morning News for presenting, and to our Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors. 

Here are some photos of the event:

LITERACY in MOTION - An Evening of Performance with U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera @ The Latino Cultural Center

On the evening of Thursday, May 12th Aberg Center for Literacy proudly presented an evening of performance featuring U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, World Slam Poetry Champion Joaquin Zihuatanejo, hosted by KERA's Krys Boyd, and featuring a who's who of the Dallas literary world and talented upcoming youth poets.

THANK YOU to everyone who made Literacy in Motion a memorable and successful event.

Executive Producer: Michael Moroney
Artistic Director: Joaquin Zihuatanejo
Graphic Artist and Designer: Lina Trujillo
Creative Crew: Mary Colias Carter and Becky Hunter Clontz
Our Community Partners: Latino Cultural CenterEventos Consulmex DallasHalf Price BooksTiff's TreatsZiziki's
Our Donors and Sponsors

Last but not least we would like to thank our amazing VOLUNTEERS, all of the tremendous PERFORMERS and of course EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED this fabulous event!

Here are some select photos from the evening. 

Give Back Tuesday @ Liberty Burger

On Tuesday, March 1st  Liberty Burger in Lakewood generously donated 10% of our total bills to support the adult and family literacy programs at Aberg Center.

It was a night of great food for a great cause! 

Thank you to Liberty Burger and everyone who came out to enjoy a delicious burger and support Liberty Burger Lakewood's Give Back Tuesday benefiting Aberg Center for Literacy!

Liberty Burger

Aberg Center for Literacy @ Dallas Festival of Ideas 2016

On Saturday, February 20th, Aberg Center for Literacy took part in the 2016 Dallas Festival of Ideas. This unique free public event was hosted by the Dallas Institute of the Humanities and Culture and the Dallas Morning News. Different venues in Fair park were divided into the Physical City, the Health City, the Entrepreneurial City, and the Literary City - each featuring performances and panel discussions based on the various themes. 

Aberg Center for Literacy invited event goers to make their own magnet poetry in celebration of our Literacy in Motion event with U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. 

Here are some photos from the event: 

Thanks to everybody who came out and participated!

Family Literacy Day - Spring 2016

On Monday, February 14th we held our bi-annual Family Literacy Day. Family Literacy Day is held each semester on a DISD Professional development day, as a way to provide educational services on a school off-day. The event is open to students of Aberg Center and their friends and family. 

The theme of the day was Recycling. Students participated in a number of activity stations, including making Recycled Art. Special guests the Dallas Arboretum, the Dallas Sherrifs Department, Dallas Waste Management, and a free book give-a-way with books provided by Half Price Books. To finish the event, we had a performance by special guests from the Dallas Puppet Theater

Here are some photos from the event:

Credit: Sandra Bulow-Hube Photography

Thanks to all of our partners for helping us hold this unique event!